Get Involved


Upstairs at the Western is a volunteer-led venue and couldn’t survive without our team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. There is a variety of volunteer roles available within the theatre and we are currently looking for:-

If you would like to get involved with Leicester’s first pub theatre then please contact and we will be happy to let you know more about the opportunities available at Leicester’s pub theatre.


Upstairs at the Western receives no arts grants or regular funding… but it does receive regular bills! We are unique in Leicester and we’d love to continue being a part of this wonderful community and city. If you are able to make a donation, however large or small, then this will really help us survive. We currently need:-

We are very grateful for the support we’ve received so far from Leicester City Council, Westcotes Community First, O2 Think Bigger and Steamin Billy Brewing Co Ltd but there is always more to do. If you would like to contribute towards Leicester’s first pub theatre please contact for more information. Thank you for your support.

Roles Available

Front of House AssistantINFO
Social Media AssistantINFO
Volunteer Application FormINFO


On Wednesday at 8.00pm we have @FTRWpoetry with headliners @gemmabakerpoet and @JackieHagan, open mic slots, a speed poet and a raffle ( £8/£6

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