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Leicester’s oldest theatre provides a stunning backgroup to any event, and with our meeting room and sports hall, we’ve got a space to suit everyone.  Whether you are looking to stage a performance, hold a conference or meeting, or just need the space to experiment, we would love to support you.

The Y Theatre

The Y Theatre Rows Layout Photo
The Y Theatre Cabaret Layout Photo
The Y Theatre Clear Floor Photo
The Y Theatre Conference
Aaron Simmons on stage at The Y Theatre
A photo taken from the balcony of a band on stage with a full standing audience
View from the back of the stalls of a cheering crowd and a band on stage.
A circle of people on the theatr stage having a discussion
A wrestling ring sits on the floor, inside the ede of the balcony. A female wrestler stands on the ropes, holding the winners belt high to a cheering crowd.
A wrestling ring sits on the floor, inside the ede of the balcony., the stage behind it. The audience sit on the stage with a walkway down the middle, and around the ring. A male wrestler is splayed on the floor of the ring, another with a foot on his chest, arms aloft in celebration, the referre gesturing towards him as the winner.
Red fabric and twinkling lights hang from a central point in the ceiling and drape down to the balcony. Between the fabric you can see two sets of round tables and chairs, covered in white and set for silver service.

The Theatre offers stunning Victorian features alongside modern equipment to ensure your event is the best it can possibly be.  With fixed seating in the balcony for 140, and a flexible system for the stalls, we can adjust the layout to suit your needs.  With 120 in cabaret, 160 in rows, up to 210 standing, and any combination in between, our hidden gem has more to offer than meets the eye.

We also offer a complete booking package, which includes a technician and front of house staff to support your event, ticketing through our 24 hour box office, and our staffed and licenced bar.


  • Full lighting and sound rig
  • Projection & presentation facilities
  • Discounted car park rate
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Box office ticketing
  • Licenced bar
  • Flexible seating
  • Hearing loop system
  • Catering provided on request
  • Step-free access to the stalls

Room Spec

Cabaret 120 + Balcony 140 = 260
Rows 160 + Balcony 140 = 300
Standing 210 + Balcony 140 = 350

Room Size
Theatre Stalls: 12m x 13m

Show package £950, hourly from £100 per hour

Percy Barratt Room

The Percy Barratt room with chairs in a circle, each with a leaflet on, with the large windows behind.
A split image: one of a white woman looking down at a highlighted script, the other a white man discussing his script with someone off camera. We see tables and a stack of chairs behind them.

Our light and airy meeting space is ideal for small to medium size meetings, workshops and as a rehearsal space.  With a flexible seating and table layout, large windows giving plenty of natural light, and the convenient location opposite the train station, this is an ideal option for bringing your team together or getting away from the office. Refreshment and Catering can all be provided on request.


  • Television & CD/DVD Player
  • Catering and refreshments available upon request
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing loop
  • Step-free access

Room Spec

Boardroom – 18
Classroom – 25
Lecture (no tables) – 30 people

Room Size
8m x 6.1m

From £35 per hour

Sports Hall

A divider is pulled across the room with a basket ball net visible beyond it. A group of people stand in a circle, looking to someone off camera
A slanted photo of a group playing football in the sports hall. In the backgroup we see a basket ball net as well as floor markings for various sports.
A mixed group of older people play across two table tennis tables. We can see punching bags along the back wall and the dividing net packed away against the wall.
A woman sits on the floor of the sports hall, writing in a script

Our city centre sports hall features a shock absorbent sports marked floor, curtains for dividing the space and basketball rings. Other equipment can also be available and stored on request. The sports hall is well suited to rehearsal, basketball, dance, martial arts, table tennis, boxing and more. The space is well lit and changing rooms and shower facilities are also available. This space has step free access but may not be suitable for all needs, please contact us if you require further information.


  • Shock absorbent flooring
  • Changing rooms and showers
  • Table tennis tables
  • Basket ball hoops

Room Spec

Room Size: 16m x 13m

From £35 per hour