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 pub theatre then please contact and we will be happy to let you know more about the opportunities available.


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 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 24 and 30 January at 7.00pm, we have an open meeting for people who are interested in the future ownership of the theatre ( No need to book, just turn up.

About 16 hours ago