The Curve Theatre is based in the cultural quarter of the city centre on Rutland Street, just opposite the Athena Conference Centre. Having its official opening in November 2008, the theatre is quite new and has a very modern feel to it. Acts which have played here since include the celebratory opening play Lift Off, Simply Cinderella, Peter-Pan The Musical, The King and I, Absurd Person Singular and many more.
Before being named the Curve because of its structure, the theatre was called the Leicester Performing Arts Centre. Designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, it has a semi circular exterior that is covered by steel and reflective glass that shines on a sunny day. It can run two plays simultaneously on its two stages, where the larger auditorium can hold 750 spectators, and the smaller just 350. Both auditoria have their own power flying system, making them ideal for professional acts.
The cultural quarter is easy to get to as it rests in the middle of Leicester city centre. It is behind the Haymarket Shopping centre and is accessible by road or public transport. If you are coming from outside the city, Leicester train station is a 20 minute walk away; otherwise if you are driving rest assured there is a free car park for theatre attendees. visit the theatre’s website to secure your parking voucher.
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Did you know that the 32 ton steel walls between the large stage and outside can be lifted making shows visible from the street?