Showcase Your Talent

Curve Gallery

Throughout the year, we offer visual artists in the region the opportunity to display their work to our many thousands of annual visitors a year in our Curve Gallery. Over the past year, we have presented two major exhibitions by graduating Fine Art students from De Montfort University, alongside exhibitions by Emma Jackson, Paul Barrand and Lynne Howarth.

Curve Gallery is open to expressions of interest from individual visual artists or groups looking to exhibit together. If you are interested in presenting your work at Curve, please email [email protected], including a sample of your work.


L.O.V.E. Art – The Leicester Open Variant Exhibition

L.O.V.E. Art – The Leicester Open Variant Exhibition in collaboration with Harvey Hobbs will be taking over the public space at Curve for the Inside Out Festival 2018

The exhibition includes over 100 artworks from drawing, painting and photography to sculpture and installation, exhibiting the very best, cutting-edge and avant-garde creators and artists from in and around Leicester.

Navigate your way around Curve as you discover the works which will be found everywhere from the magnificent glass windows to the Mezzzanine – and even the café tables!

L.O.VE. Art starts to take shape…
Vishal Joshi has already completed his 4-metre glass mural titled Ascension (right). Please do pop in to see more artworks as they arrive!

Foyer Stage

Our Foyer Stage is a space where local, up-and-coming artists, local schools and community groups can showcase their work. Previous artists who have performed include: BBC Introducing (East Midlands), The Simpletones, Eternal Taal, The Dreamettes, Rachael Ball, Elize DeLite’s Electro-Tease, Govannen Irish Ceilidh, Leicester Library Services Family Storytelling and The Rutland Big Band.

The Foyer Stage is open to applications from groups and individuals, offering you the chance to perform in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant cultural quarter. Selected acts will be given a slot on the foyer stage, usually before or after a Curve theatre performance. Whilst we will expect you to cover your own expenses, your performance will give you the opportunity to play to a potential audience of up to 1000 people. Curve will provide technical operators on the day and promote your performance through our social media networks.

If you are interested in displaying your work at Curve, please read the guidelines for Artists information below and then contact [email protected]

Artist Network

Are you a local artist? And would you like to be the first to hear about workshops, masterclasses and special ticket offers available?  If so, sign up to our Artists’ Network at [email protected] to be kept up-to-date with future opportunities.

Guidelines for Artists Information

Foyer Piano

Designed by Kasabian’s keyboardist Ben Kealey, our Foyer Piano is free for musicians to play for either scheduled performances or impromptu sessions. Come and have a play…