For a small city, Leicester punches above its weight for first class sporting venues. There are premiership football stars in action at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium. The UK’s most successful rugby team Leicester Tigers host international players at Welford Road, one of the finest rugby grounds in the country. There is County Cricket at Grace Road and the oldest professional basketball team in the country, Leicester Riders performing at the Sir David Wallace Arena.
Leicester provides many modern and clean facilities for its student residents, so whether you wish to practice martial arts, play football, go swimming or go to the gym to pump iron, it’s all within easy reach.
Theatres and Cinemas
The new Curve Theatre in the Cultural Quarter is one of the country’s leading producing theatres and attracts shows direct from the West End. It’s a modern addition to a theatre heritage in Leicester that includes the turn-of-the-centry Y-Theatre hosting live performance from comedy to spoken word, and Leicester Drama Society’s The Little Theatre with patrons that include Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Leicester goes beyond the offering of its large multiplex cinemas with independent films offered at the Phoenix Art Centre and one of the UK’s only dedicated Indian cinemas, Piccadilly Bollywood.