De Montfort Hall Leicester
By Car - De Montfort Hall is situated at the top of Regent Road on the edge of Victoria Park. Located just one mile south of Leicester's city centre, the Hall is well signposted on the inner ring road. If using the M1 come off at Junction 21 and follow the signs for the outer ring road A563 (Leicester South and East), turning left along the A50 or A6.
Parking - De Montfort Hall has its own secure car park off University Road with a pedestrian walkway connecting the car park to the main centrance of the Hall. Spaces can be booked through the Box Office on 0116 233 3111 at a cost of £2.50 per car. Bookings can be taken by the Box Office up to 90 minutes before the start of a show and on the gate from 30 minutes beforehand - spaces permitting). This well-lit car park is manned by a member of the De Montfort Hall security staff. Please note this car park is available for evening and weekend performances only. For weekday matinee shows the closest available parking is in one of the two Victoria Park pay and display car parks, off Granville Road. Blue badge holders can park in the grounds of the hall by booking one of the 16 spaces in advance - simply call the Box Office on 0116 233 3111 with your vehicle registration number.
By Bus - De Montfort Hall can be easily reached by a number of bus routes close to the venue. For up to date details or to find your best route call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.org.uk.
By Train - Leicester train station is only a 15 minute walk from De Montfort Hall. East Midlands Trains provide regular services from London at just over an hour and routes to major cities across the UK such as Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Sheffield, and Leeds. Further services are provided by CrossCounty to destinations such as Birmingham, Cambridge, and Stansted Airport.
De Montfort Hall is a major concert hall located in Leicester City Centre and set in its own grounds. Originally built in 1913, it underwent a major refurbishment in 1994/95 and is a direct provision by Leicester City Council, part of the Arts section within the Regeneration and Culture department.
Its infrastructure comprises a flexible auditorium that can be laid out in a number of different ways (all tiered, half standing/half seated, cabaret, dance floor etc) and with a 400 - 2200 capacity, four bars and the outdoor amphitheatre with a capacity from 250 - 7000.
Despite a formidable reputation for legendary appearances by major acts (all the usual Sinatra/Ellington, Beatles/Stones, Hawkwind/Roxy, Clash/Jam, Duran/Spandau or Roses/Manics stories depending on your age), right up to the early 1990’s the Hall was basically a ‘four walls and a diary’ hire venue. These shows were never as frequent as popular folklore would have you believe, but nevertheless, like many similar venues nationwide, the Hall suffered strongly from the substantial changes in the patterns of live touring from the late 80’s onwards, and in particular the development of the arenas. Unlike many, it has taken the process of re-invention very seriously.
The Hall is now engaged in significant artistic and audience development plans and is a critical part of the emerging cultural, capital, and arts strategies for the City
De Montfort Hall
Leicester, LE1 7RU