What's on

/ Course

The Art of Screenwriting 18+

Tuesdays, 6 Feb – 26 Mar, 7pm – 9pm

A practical, skills-based guide to screenwriting, taking you from your initial idea to a finished short film script over the course of eight weeks.

/ Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet: Manon TBC

Wed 7 Feb, 7.15pm | Sun 11 Feb, 2pm

Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.

/ Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival

Fri 9 – Sun 25 Feb

Leicester Comedy Festival is back at Phoenix with a programme that's bigger than ever!

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Foxdog Studios: Robo Bingo 2 – The New Game (WIP) 16+

Fri 9 Feb, 9pm

Bingo meets tech. Join IT consultants, Lloyd and Pete in their interactive show for introverts. This is a new bingo show: expect robots, comedy and chaos. Play along on your charged phone (but in a fun way).

/ Course

Stand-up at the Cinema 18+

Sat 10 Feb, 11.30am - 5pm

Join tutor Alan Seaman for this one-day course looking at the portrayal of stand-up comedy and comedians in film.

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Comedy in the Dark for Kids 2024 8-12

Sat 10 Feb, 5.30pm | Wed 21 Feb, 5.30pm

A special version of this unique comedy experience. It's still comedy, and it's still dark... a perfect family show for Half-Term giggles.

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Comedy in the Dark 2024 14+

Sat 10 Feb, 7.30pm | Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pm

This unique comedy experience returns to the Leicester Comedy Festival off the back of sell-outs at Edinburgh Fringe 2023.

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Will BF: The Last Gun PG

Fri 16 Feb, 7pm | Sat 17 Feb, 12.30pm

The world’s first live comedy documentary. Saddle up for a rapid ride through a really real film that no-one seems to have heard of and join sketch comedian/ documentarian Will BF for a bucking bronco of sketches, songs, and even a video game, as you journey through the wild west.

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Siân Docksey: Jokes and Stick Dancing For Lovers, Colleagues and Friends 16+

Fri 16 Feb, 8.30pm | Tickets £8 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

After a sellout 5 star run of the Edinburgh Fringe with a pole dancing comedy show about dread, Siân Docksey presents a new show about: more dread. Also Vin Diesel, capitalism and unfriendly Belgian ballet dancers.

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Andy Field: Pee Pee Poo Bum Nob Fart 16+

Sat 17 Feb, 2pm

A brand new work in progress show about refusing to take things seriously, like show titles and blurbs. Andy's good at stand up and has done lots of good things, so this show will be good as well. Just believe it.

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Danny Clives: Not Dead Yet 12+

Sat 17 Feb, 3.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Fresh from supporting Nigel Ng (Uncle Roger) on his sold-out mammoth world tour performing in venues such as The London Palladium and The Hammersmith Apollo, the heart-throb of low-energy comedy Danny Clives returns to the Leicester Comedy Festival with his new show about being alive, almost being dead and how he survived a car crash.

/ Leicester Comedy Festival

Preppers: A Sketch Show 14+

Sat 17 Feb, 5pm

Stuart Laws ("A one-man episode of Arrested Development" –Fest) and Matt Sandstorm (unreviewed) are a new two-man comedy duo. They’re Doomsday preppers who are delighted to give the audience a chance to learn more about the dangers of the world and then sign up to their militia, with free access to a bunker when all goes Doomsday.

Access Cinema

Regular screenings for people with differing access needs, to give all our customers the chance to enjoy a great cinema experience.

Audio described screenings

For our customers who are blind or have slight loss, many films now come with audio description, where a recorded narrator describes the on-screen action during gaps in the dialogue.

Autism friendly

For children and adults on the autistics / Asperger’s spectrum, these screenings have reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting, no trailers and freedom to move around.

Descriptive subtitles

For anyone who is deaf or has hearing loss, we show subtitled versions of the latest English language movies in our main cinema screens.

Phoenix Leicester

Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. Films and art deserve to be experienced somewhere special – which is why the whole Phoenix team works hard to make Phoenix a place where everyone can feel welcome and inspired.

Following a multi-million pound expansion, Phoenix now boast four state-of-the-art cinema screens, and shows everything from micro-budget independent films to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, plus film festivals and special events. And as an independent venue, the team handpicks Phoenix’s cinema programme specifically for Leicester audiences, so you’ll see things at Phoenix that aren’t screening in any other local cinemas.

With two superb galleries, Phoenix’s digital art programme presents exciting and innovative work by local and international artists; and short courses, workshops and activities provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and create their own film and art.

Our newly opened Café Bar offers a stylish and comfortable place to see friends and relax over a meal and drinks, or meet with clients and catch up on some work.

Phoenix believes that film and art have the power to enhance lives, and for many customers Phoenix staff make the difference. With a clear passion for their work, you’ll find many are studying film or art locally, or are involved in the wider creative community Phoenix attracts.

And as a local charity, all earnings go back into developing Phoenix’s creative programmes, enabling them to reach out to more people.

We hope to see you soon.