How on earth is it October already? As autumn settles in we’ve taken a look at some of the best happenings coming up in Leicester this month!


Dizzee Rascal
10 October, O2 Academydizzee rascal
Multi-platinum-selling, multiple-award winning hip hop star Dizzee Rascal is back with his first album in four years, Raskit. Somehow there are still tickets available for this! Don’t miss the chance to see one of the UK’s finest MCs as he makes his eagerly-anticipated return. Tickets are priced at £27.50.

Gin Taster Night with The Attic & Cured
10 October, The Attic & Cured at The Cookie
cured cookie leicester
Enjoy a 4 course tasting menu from the team at Cured paired with a range of different gins. If you’ve ever been to Cured or The Attic you’ll know that this is going to be something special! Tickets are only £25 which includes your food and drink. Call 07543701364 to book.

Sofar Sounds
11 October, Secret venuesolar sounds
Sofar Sounds is back in a new secret Leicester location. Enjoy a secret lineup in a great venue. Just sign up to be in with a chance of tickets. Who knows who you might get to see! Apply for tickets!

Mon 16 – Sat 21 October, CurvehairsprayThe international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning to Leicester for a week at Curve this month. We absolutely loved this last time it was in town! Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that is guaranteed to have you dancing the night away. Tickets start from £18.50.

Animal Handling at the Museum
17 October, New Walk Museum
This half term New Walk Museum will host Oreo and Friends for two animal handling sessions. Get up close to a number of wonderful creatures in this unique event, including raccoons, skunks, meerkats, an armadillo, a binturong and a kinkajou (we had to google what they were too!) Two sessions available: 10am – 11am and 11am – 12pm. Tickets are £5 per person and booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased from the museum shop in person or by phoning 0116 225 4920.

Meet the LCFC New Boys
17 October, King Power Stadiumharry Maguire
Football fans have the chance to get their items signed by summer recruits Kelechi Iheanacho, Harry Maguire, Vicente Iborra, Eldin Jakupović and Aleksandar Dragović at a Half Term signing session. The session will take place from 1pm to 3pm and supporters can take their own photos with the players. First come first served so make sure you arrive early.

The Inbetweeners Quiz
18 October, The Cookieinbetweeners quiz
How well do you remember your Bus Wankers and Football Friends? Test your Inbetweeners knowledge at The Cookie in their latest quiz instalment. Tickets are £5 per person. The quizzes tend to sell out so best to book in advance.

Declan McKenna
21 October, O2 AcademyDeclan McKenna
Declan McKenna has had an incredible year so far, with the release of his debut album What Do You Think About The Car?  receiving praise across the board. Now, he’s taking on his biggest headline shows to date and you can catch him in Leicester on 21 October. Tickets are £15.

Midlands Movies presents From Dusk Til Dawn
25 October, Firebug

Midlands Movies are back with a Halloween special as they present a special terror film evening with a screening of Halloween horror cult film From Dusk Til Dawn. Entry continues to be FREE with a suggested donation of £3. Midlands Movies is promising plenty of film-related food & drinks, competition prizes and movie treats. There’s also a performance from local Burlesque star Misty La Malice who is putting her own unique spin on Santanico Pandemonium’s (Salma Hayek) performance in the film.

Medieval Banquet
26 October, Wygston’s Housewygston's house
Join in a Medieval feast in one of Leicester’s best new venues, Wygston’s House. Expect an evening of feasting and frivolity with superb food guaranteed from their brilliant chefs. There’ll be plenty of mead too! Tickets are £35 in person from Wygston’s House or by calling 0116 2964301.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
31 October, The Guildhall
rocky horror leicester
Enjoy the cult classic in unique surroundings this Halloween as The Guildhall hosts a night of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Perfect excuse to get that fancy dress out! Tickets £8.

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