Venue Guide: The Soundhouse Leicester

Introducing the funkiest spot to catch up-and-coming touring artists and local live music in Leicester City.

This live music venue is a must visit for concert goers in Leicester and beyond. Here’s why you should pop by The Soundhouse for a few tunes and a great night out.

Address: 28 Southampton Street, Leicester, LE1 1SJ



Brief History

The Soundhouse Leicester is one of the premier independent music venues in the city offering weekly live music bringing a mix of national and local artists as well as hosting one of the best Open Mic nights every Tuesday. The Soundhouse has been putting on great gigs on two different stages since 2010. 

The venue is situated in the city’s cultural quarter, maintaining a pub style atmosphere, boasting a good size beer garden and offering a wide selection of drinks at affordable prices.

How many people does it hold?


Who has played there?

Some of the acts that have played the venue include the likes of Pop Will Eat Itself, Rag ‘N’Bone Man, JP Cooper, Steve Cradock, Senser, Dodgy, John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Gnarwolves & Beans on Toast. 

Have there been any “I was there” moments?

JP Cooper’s show was memorable as he took off after playing the venue and you could tell he was destined to break through and make a name for himself.


How do I get there?

The venue is just a 5-minute walk from Leicester Train Station. The Soundhouse is situated in the city’s cultural quarter next to Leicester Print Workshop and very close to The Curve Theatre and Phoenix Cinema.

Where should I eat?

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill does a mean feed if you’ve got time for a sit-down dining experience.  

Gilly’s Sandwich Bar does some amazing affordable food:

It’s quite a bit away from the venue though so don’t hang around too long and miss the start of the show. 

There’s also something for absolutely everyone in the city centre – just a 10-minute walk from The Soundhouse.

Where can I stay?

Hotels nearby include; Ibis, Ramada, Travelodge, Campanile & The Mercure.

Ticketweb Tip:

You have the option of getting up close and personal with the artist while they perform or hanging back and enjoying from a distance – everyone wins.

Where can you carry on the party?

Firebug is a popular bar in the city centre open until 3 am. If you fancy a dance and you’re in it for the long haul – then The Basement is your spot. It’s open until 6 am on weekends.

Check out the upcoming shows in The Soundhouse Leicester and get tickets right here:

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