What's on

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Shelf: Teenage Men 18

Fri 23 Feb, 7.15pm | Tickets £14 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Double act Shelf are often mistaken for teenage boys, but it's time to grow up and become teenage men. Anecdotes and songs about children's comedy, the Instagram algorithm, confronting your toxicity, and more.

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Jamie D’Souza: Brownie 14+

Fri 23 Feb, 8.45pm | Tickets £3 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Join Leicester Comedy Festival Best Appearance nominee Jamie D'Souza as he cooks up a hilarious new show! It's all about moving out of his family home. Expect lots of jokes about his landlord. (If my landlord is reading this, please ignore, and be kind with the deposit xo).


Steve Bugeja: Success (WIP) 16+

Sat 24 Feb, 12pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Following on from his critically acclaimed 2023 fringe show, join Steve, star and creator of ITV2's Buffering, as he builds up his brand new show. This year he is talking about society's obsession with success and his own experience of achieving his dream of having a sitcom.

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Maria Telnikoff: All the Men Are Going to Hate Me 16+

Sat 24 Feb, 2pm

For millennia, men have written about sex and their work has been called Great Literature. But when women do it they are accused of only writing about what they know. All The Men Are Going To Hate Me is about one woman’s attempt to write The Great (Female) Novel of the 21st Century.

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Lou Taylor: Jeans and a Nice Top (WIP) 18

Sat 24 Feb, 3.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

With a mixture of stand-up & video, comedian Lou Taylor discusses her life, relationship, childhood, and much more. You will be taken back to the late '90s where Lou grew into her role as a very naughty school girl (not in a sexy way), no teacher was safe from her gob (again not in a sexy way).

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Artificial Intelligence Improvisation 12+

Sat 24 Feb, 4.30pm | Sun 25 Feb, 4.30pm

Since 2016, award-winning Improbotics has brought robots to stages worldwide! In this science comedy show, human actors perform with artificial intelligence. Improvisers are controlled by AI chatbots: the result is unpredictable human-machine hilarity.

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Pravanya Pillay: Item Girl (WIP) 16+

Sat 24 Feb, 5pm

At some point during a Bollywood film a beautiful woman will perform an elaborate musical number about how hot she is then disappear. This woman is completely irrelevant to the plot, but who cares? She’s the best part of the film. She’s the Item Girl.

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Paddy Young: Shag in Progress 16+

Sat 24 Feb, 6.30pm | Tickets £8 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

A new work in progress show from Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Paddy Young. As seen on Channel 4, ITV2, Sky and Stewart Lee’s recommendation list

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Weirdos Comedy: Aloo Gobi 18

Sat 24 Feb, 8.15pm

A play about ordering a curry from award winning idiot ensemble. Written by Adam Larter.

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Katie Norris: Farm Fatale Work In Progress 16+

Sun 25 Feb, 12pm | £6 tickets (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

Katie Norris (Winner of the Musical Comedy Awards 2023, BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finalist 2023) is coming to Leicester with her hotly anticipated debut hour.

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WiFi Wars PG

Sun 25 Feb, 2pm

WiFi Wars returns with the live comedy game show where you all play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, puzzles and quizzes to win the show, and prizes!

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Dee Allum: Work in Progress 16+

Sun 25 Feb, 3.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)

An hour of new material from comedian Dee Allum. Dee was a finalist in the 2022 BBC New Comedy Award competition, and started her comedy career performing sketches with the Cambridge Footlights.

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.