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Curve

Celebrating its fifth birthday this year, Curve is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres and is a spectacular arena for world class theatre, alongside local community arts and education.

Recent theatrical successes include extended runs of Piaf and The King and I, premiering Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s musical Finding Neverland and opening the national tours of the National Theatre’s award-winning One Man, Two Guvnors and Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words.

Curve regularly receives national recognition for its shows and service and was recently awarded Visit England Access for All Gold Status and named as Leicester and Leicestershire’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,903,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,946,769
  • 2014-2015: £1,997,385

Video feed

Water Babies new underwater teaser trailer!

Check out the stunning underwater trailer for this brand new musical, a true spectacle for all the family to enjoy. For more information visit http://bit.ly/1c137Ri

England Expects Rehearsal Trailer

Take a look at the rehearsal trailer for England Expects coming to Curve on 19 Apr. Tickets just £6* plus transaction fee Book your tickets here: http://www.curveonline.co.uk/inside-out-festival-england-expects/

What Are They Like? Rehearsal Trailer

Curve Young Company tell us about their new show What Are They Like? Coming to Curve 1 - 3 May, find out more at bit.ly/1iZUJoz Filmed and edited by Samantha O'Rourke with CYC Communications

Elaine Pantling talks about The Last Cuppa

We have a cup of tea with Elaine Pantling who tells us more about her one-woman show, The Last Cuppa, part of our Inside Out Festival on Sat 19 Apr. Johnnie Deacon was a father, husband, farmer...and rock and roll lover. Come and meet Nadine, the woman he has left behind as she remembers her life with a man who made magic... and many cups of tea. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/inside-out-festival-the-last-cuppa/

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Small Acts of Protest

Inspired by courageous people all over the world who risk everything for what they believe in, three British women decide to take action. Incorporating projection and physical comedy Small Acts of Protest will warm your heart and inspire you to make a stand. Book your tickets here: http://www.curveonline.co.uk/inside-out-festival-small-acts-of-protest/

Water Babies - The Making of a New Musical Underwater

Go behind the scenes and discover the magic behind the making of Water Babies a new musical adventure. Book your tickets now to be the first to see Water Babies and enter a breathtaking underwater world of magic and adventure in this funny, touching and unforgettable new musical. Book your tickets here: http://www.curveonline.co.uk/water-babies-a-musical-adventure/

Hairspray- Here until Saturday!

With just one week to go we are looking back on our big, bouncy, 5 star production of Hairspray! Best availability is Wed 2 Apr matinee at 2.15pm, grab the last remaining tickets while you can. For more info visit http://bit.ly/1mUQbkN

John Berkavitch introduces Shame

Do You Remember The Worst Thing You Ever Did? As part of our new Inside Out Festival, John Berkavitch brings his new show, SHAME, to Curve for one night only on 17 April at 9.30pm. SHAME is a new spoken-word, hip hop theatre production featuring an innovative animated set and original music score. This is the story of how Berkavitch became the man he is today, as he relives the most shameful moments in his life through words, dance, music and animation. Featuring 3 of the UK's best b-boys, choreography from Mickael "Marso" Riviere and an original music score by Jamie Woon and Royce Wood Junior. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/inside-out-festival-shame/

The Believers Trailer

18-29 MAR 2014 We are delighted to be joined by Frantic Assembly until 29th March with their show The Believers! Take a sneak peek into rehearsals with their introductory video and learn more about the show Click here to book now http://www.curveonline.co.uk/the-believers/

Rachael Young - The Way I Wear My Hair

Rachael Young talks to us about her new one-woman show, The Way I Wear My Hair, which she is presenting at Curve as part of our first Inside Out Festival. I am a woman. I am black. I am a Strong Black Woman... erm, am I? Rachael Young invites you to become fellow researchers in her quest to find alternative female identities. Weaving a tale of her hair: natural to synthetic, straight to kinky and everywhere in between, Rachael investigates own hair identity and questions the labels we give ourselves. Find out more http://bit.ly/1bLVBKq

Suba Das, Curve Associate Director introduces Inside Out

Curve Associate Director, Suba Das introduces our first Inside Out Festival from 10 - 19 Apr, which celebrates the region's best up-and-coming talent. Taking place over 10 days during the Easter holidays, Inside Out is packed full of exciting new shows, including comedy, dance, and plays as well as family-friendly workshops, free performances, live music and interactive installations -- all created by over 150 emerging East Midlands artists who are taking the country by storm. Find out more http://bit.ly/1dKBx5a

The Alien's Tour of Curve

SAT 12 APR Come and join us for this hilarious and unique guided tour of Curve, led by a merry band of alien visitors all from the comfort of their nonsense fuelled invisible bus. Giving visitors a sneak peak at our backstage areas, the experience weaves theatre facts with fantastical fiction to create a family-friendly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Presented by Maison Foo as part of our brand new Inside Out Festival. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NasF2F

Will - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Will Todd is developing a Hip Hop Opera Project working with local NEETS and young people from local orchestras, fusing Hip Hop and Classical Music. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Satwinder - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Satwinder Singh Gill is a music producer exploring the rap genre in with young people in his local community with his MAZ Records. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Robyn - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Robyn Davies has developed Creative Expressive Workshops, a drama therapy project and series of workshops working with homeless people at The Falcon Centre. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Lee and Verity - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Lee and Verity are behind Rule 63, a new theatre company exploring gender politics through performance. Rule 63 will be working with staff members from the University of Leicester and De Montfort University. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Laura and Andrew - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Andrew Davis & Laura Evans have created A Bang in the Void, a new theatre company that uses digital technology to explore and create theatre. Website -- www.abanginthevoid.co.uk http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Kayleigh - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Kayleigh Rawlinson is developing drama project in local schools working with young people helping to develop their confidence. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Kamiji - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Kamiji Ebun-Cole has developed a drama based workshop project that uses theatre as a therapy tool to build communities working with NEETs called TRY.Anglemedia.Comm. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Hannah - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Hannah Abbott has set up The Mighty Pen Theatre Company, a new theatre company that will be writing and producing a new play exploring memories and the concept of happiness. Hannah will be holding research workshops with the local community as well as a group of people living with Aphasia and hosting writing workshops to inspire people to create new work. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Emilia - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

Emilia Robinson has created 'A Closer Look...' which is an interdisciplinary performance project being created through an online collaboration of artists and contributions from the community; addressing the social, emotional and mental complexities of life as a human being. www.emiliarobinson.com

Dave - Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs

David Tidmarsh - A music project working in recording studios with local bands and sound engineers. http://www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved/young-arts-entrepreneurs/

Hairspray: Our cast answer your questions!

We asked our followers facebook and twitter followers to send their questions to David Witts and Rebecca Craven - here's their answers! Hairspray opens on 28 Feb - 5 Apr. Be transported back in time and sing 'Welcome to the 60's' as we follow the ambitious, bubbly and heart-warming Tracy Turnblad in her dream to be crowned Miss Teenage Hairspray. After winning a spot on a local TV dance programme, Tracy becomes an overnight sensation. But can she win over the heartthrob Link Larkin and oust the programme's reigning teen princess? http://www.curveonline.co.uk/hairspray/

Hairspray: Behind the Scenes with David Witts

We go behind the scenes into our Hairspray rehearsals for a quick catch up with David Witts who plays Link Larkin. Hairspray opens on 28 Feb - 5 Apr. Be transported back in time and sing 'Welcome to the 60's' as we follow the ambitious, bubbly and heart-warming Tracy Turnblad in her dream to be crowned Miss Teenage Hairspray. After winning a spot on a local TV dance programme, Tracy becomes an overnight sensation. But can she win over the heartthrob Link Larkin and oust the programme's reigning teen princess? http://www.curveonline.co.uk/hairspray/

Hairspray: Behind the Scenes with Damian Williams

We catch a moment in between rehearsals with Damian Williams who talks to us about playing Edna Turnblad. Hairspray opens on 28 Feb - 5 Apr. Be transported back in time and sing 'Welcome to the 60's' as we follow the ambitious, bubbly and heart-warming Tracy Turnblad in her dream to be crowned Miss Teenage Hairspray. After winning a spot on a local TV dance programme, Tracy becomes an overnight sensation. But can she win over the heartthrob Link Larkin and oust the programme's reigning teen princess? http://www.curveonline.co.uk/hairspray/

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Rutland Street
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