We’re back!

It’s been 11 years but the Haymarket Theatre is finally reawakening with the help of a brand-new team and vision.

Last year Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby announced his intention to support Haymarket Consortium Limited’s proposal to re-open the city centre venue by investing £3.6 million in the building. The Haymarket Consortium are a group of individuals brought together from a variety of backgrounds to tackle the challenge of bringing the building back to life. The consortium comprises Chris Knight (technical/training), Jed Spittle (financial/artistic), John Jenkins (premises/licensee), Ellyn Phillips (training/artistic) and Natalie Cheary (PR/marketing).

The Haymarket will be hired out as a venue for theatre productions, esports tournaments, live music, awards, parties and conferences. The main auditorium has been refurbished with 900 new seats, sound desks and lighting systems, as well as the installation of a café, licensed bar and TV gallery. The foyer, studio theatre and entrance areas have been modernised, while retaining the original feel of the old Haymarket Theatre.

Leicester Haymarket Theatre Auditorium

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Next at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre…

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

After its successful season last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with an exquisite production of Madama ...
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Everybody’s Reading: Treasure Island

Everybody’s Reading: Treasure Island

Join the director of Treasure Island, Matthew Forbes, for a pirate themed adventure! ...
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