Phoenix 2020 Project

Our exciting multi-million pound expansion project is completed, and our new extension opened in January 2023.

Our Phoenix 2020 expansion is now completed

Our exciting multi-million pound expansion project is completed, and our new extension is now open. Phoenix now boasts four screen cinemas, superb new galleries, and a stylish Café Bar, plus a fabulous roof terrace and more spaces for making and learning. It’s all part of our ambition to make inspiring film and art available to all.

Over 300 individuals and small businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire generously donated to our Phoenix 2020: Be Part of It campaign, and their names have all been displayed at the venue, be that on-screen, on a seat, a door or a cinema.

We are actively seeking sponsorship from businesses and individuals who can help to support our charitable ambitions – and in doing so raise their profile and engagement with our public visitors and stakeholders.

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Watch the build

We captured construction of our extension on video, and you can can now watch timelapse footage of it being built before your very eyes!

Be Part of It

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Our Phoenix 2020 Supporters

These are the people and organisations who donated to our 2020 BE PART OF IT fundraising campaign, helping us to make Phoenix 2020 happen.

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Sponsor Us

Can you help us financially – either as an individual or through a company or organisation? If so, we’d love to talk to you.

Sponsorship opportunities

Phoenix 2020 News

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Arts Council reaffirms commitment to Phoenix 2020 with £645,000 award

Dec 2020 – Arts Council awards a ‘Capital Kickstart’ grant of £645,586 in support of our Phoenix 2020 expansion plans.

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Further £570,000 support announced for Phoenix 2020

Jun 2019 – Garfield Weston Foundation, Foyle Foundation and BFI all pledge their support to Phoenix expansion plans.

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£4 million towards expansion confirmed by Arts Council

Apr 2019 – Arts Council England has confirmed it will invest £4 million of National Lottery money towards Phoenix 2020.

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City Council invests £1 million

Oct 2018 – Leicester city council has committed £1 million towards Phoenix 2020.

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Phoenix 2020 designs revealed

Oct 2018 – Detailed architectural designs revealed for Phoenix 2020.

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Article – Join us for the journey

Learn about our work as a charity, the difference we make to people’s lives and how Phoenix 2020 will enable us to do much more.

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