What's on

/ 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.

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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.

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Chris Cantrill: Easily Swayed (WIP) 16+

Sat 17 Feb, 6.30pm | Tickets £6.50 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

New jokes and some real big feelings from award-winning comedian Chris Cantrill. He’s working on a new show about long term friendships, the passage of time and moths. Come and see the show in its embryonic form where he’ll almost certainly slag someone off he shouldn’t.

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Adult Film Club 18

Sat 17 Feb, 9pm | Tickets £10 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Award-winning comedian Chris Cantrill (The Delightful Sausage, Alma’s Not Normal) and director Sam O’Leary (Inside No. 9, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared) host an evening of comedy short films, bizarro music videos and truly effed-up viral oddities.

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Sam and Ellie are doing the Double Leicester* TBC

Sun 18 Feb, 12.30pm | Tickets £7 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

*win two separate comedy competitions connected to the Leicester Square Theatre in London and then come to Leicester Comedy Festival to do a split hour. You know, The Double Leicester.

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Joe Kent-Walters: An Audience with Frankie Monroe 16+

Sun 18 Feb, 2pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Join Frankie Monroe owner and resident MC at The Moon Room Social Club (a working men's club in Rotherham that is also a portal to hell) for a night of laughs, tricks and mucky bitter.

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Lil Wenker: Bangtail 18

Sun 18 Feb, 3.30pm

Bangtail is a one-woman clown adaptation of the classic spaghetti Western, exploring the modern man’s Wild West: the middle American office space.

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Mikey Bligh-Smith: Outdoor Inland Water 12+

Sun 18 Feb, 5pm | Tickets £6 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Relax and calm down. A brand-new wet and mild work-in-progress from alternative comedian and clown Mikey Bligh-Smith. No thrills. No spills. I promise this isn’t going to be stressful.

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Catriona Dowden is Holier than Thou 16+

Sun 18 Feb, 6.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

As a lapsed Catholic obsessed with the Middle Ages, Caitriona Dowden spends a lot of time thinking about saints. In fact, she is pretty sure that she has what it takes to become one, and has decided that the best way to make that happen is through the medium of a standup comedy show.

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Nate Kitch: Tomorrow Might Not Happen Now 16+

Sun 18 Feb, 8pm

What is anything, I do not know!? The basically-award-winning* "real WTF comic?" (Chortle), brings a love letter of his past present & future. Expect Chess, Poems, Bags & Big Ideas.

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NT Live: Vanya TBC

Thu 22 Feb, 7pm | Wed 28 Feb, 8pm | Sun 3 Mar, 3pm

★★★★★ – Evening Standard. Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

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Marc Burrows: Working Class Socialist Polyamorous Bisexual Vegan Cyclist Journalist 16+

Fri 23 Feb, 5.40pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Comedian, author, and journalist Marc Burrows returns from the culture wars to ask 'who am I?' and 'why is everything like this?' An hour of nerdy jokes about sex, music, identity and modern life being rubbish.

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.