Events at Leicester U3A

Scroll down for the listing of our monthly meetings, coffee mornings, trips, and visits to Curve and the Phoenix Cinema. You will also find information about national events organised by the Third Age Trust, including study days, lectures, conferences and summer schools.

  • Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, August and December excepted, at 2.45pm at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH. Visitors may attend up to two meetings, paying £2 for each event.
  • If you have suggestions for speakers at monthly meetings, contact our speaker finder, %Keith Pyne%.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 8th Tommy Post – Mail in the Trenches; A talk by Peter Cousins. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Nov 12th The Curve; A talk by Susie Jordan, Head of Fundraising at the Curve Theatre. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Wed Sep 25th War Horse at The Curve, 2:15PM. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama
U3A tickets are are SOLD OUT
Thu Oct 17th Cabaret at The Curve, 2:15PM. It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub… Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy Theatres.
U3A tickets are SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 27th West Side Story at The Curve, 7:30PM. 1957. In the midst of gang rivalry and racial tensions, love at first sight strikes between Tony, of the White-American Jets and Maria, the sister of Bernardo, of the Puerto Rican Sharks. In the face of danger, the two young lovers continue to meet in secret – but the Jets and the Sharks have one last rumble to fight out.
U3A tickets for this special preview performance are £17.25 - ONLY TWO TICKETS REMAINING - balance due 27th September 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Phantom of the Opera at The Curve, 2:15PM. The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
U3A tickets for this special preview performance (Stalls Rows R, S, T - 25 tickets) are £52.00 - balance due 16th December 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Study Days
Wed Sep 25th A Day of Welsh History at St Fagans 10:30-16:00 at

St Fagans National Museum of History,
St Fagans,

Enjoy a day of Welsh History at St Fagans National Museum of History, shortlisted for the Arts Fund Museum of the Year Award 2019. The study day will take place in the museum, set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland in the village of St Fagans, just outside of Cardiff. The day will include 3 historical talks and 2 hours of free time to explore the museum and all it has to offer in your own time. A plenary session at the end of the day will give you the opportunity to ask questions.


More details via the link A Day of Welsh History.
Mon Oct 7th U3A Explores Science at the Royal Institution. An afternoon of talks for members on scientific topics. Speakers will include Dr Harry Cliff, a physicist at Cambridge University who works on the large hadron collider in Geneva, and Linda Geddes, an award-winning science writer whose latest book looks at the huge effect the sun and sunlight has on our lives.

Bookings open in late June and more details can be found on the National U3A website - Study Days
Thu Nov 7th National Gallery: the Pre-Raphaelites. Discover how National Gallery paintings inspired the young and rebellious Pre-Raphaelites. National Gallery experts will lead a study day exploring the radical Victorian paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.


details are on the National U3A website - Study Days
Wed Nov 20th Beneath Your Feet - Hidden Depths of Roman London at London's Guildhall Art Gallery on 20th or 21st of November. The Gallery's archaeologist will lead the study day in the remains of the city's Roman amphitheatre to discover more about its ancient history. The day will also include a Roman lamp-making workshop and a guided visit to the nearby Temple of Mithras.


Bookings and more details on the National U3A website - Beneath Your Feet
Mon Nov 25th The Architecture of London at the art deco headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. The RIBA cares for one of the largest and most diverse architectural collections in the world. The day's speakers include the chief curator and curator of drawings, Charles Hind and David Adshead, secretary of the Georgian Group. Key themes for the study include Georgian architecture and the "Long 18th Century", Victorian London, 20th-century modernism, and architectural photography.


More details are on the National U3A website - Study Days
Social Events
Thu Oct 3rd Hinckley U3A are hosting an inter U3A Quiz Night at the Earl Shilton Constitutional Club, starting at 6:45 and ending at around 9:30. Food can be purchased at the bar or pre-ordered.

Entry for this event is now closed

Full details are available by clicking the link Inter U3A Quiz Night
Wed Oct 9th Film at the Phoenix Cinema in partnership with the U3A: Film is yet to be announced. 10.30am, £6.00, including tea or coffee.
Tue Oct 15th All Members' Coffee Morning, Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, LE2 1WP, 10.15am, £2.00.
Sat Nov 23rd A Day For Bridge - Leicestershire & Rutland Network of U3A presents a bridge workshop with expert tuition, discussions, and opportunity for play. Tickets are £5.00 per table. Numbers are limited with preference being given to teams of 4 players. Coffee/Tea and biscuits are included and lunch can be bought separately at the hotel bar.

The workshop will run from 10am to 4.30pm and take place at The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AF.


In view of the interest, it is possible another day will be organised for early next year but this has not been confirmed.