Who We Are

Leicester’s pub theatre was founded in 2012 by Off The Fence Theatre CIC with a successful run of Loughborough writer Thomas Scullys play Godot Was HereEarly 2013 and the walls were painted, seating hired and a unique stage was built on beer kegs. Upstairs at the Westerns first season that year featured 21 performances, giving audiences many opportunities to experience a wide variety of culture at affordable prices.

More permanent alterations to the space have been made since then and Upstairs at the Western is now firmly established as a fully equipped 40-50 seat multi-genre arts venue in Leicester’s west end (off Braunstone Gate), with 100+ shows per season. It is operated by a not-for-profit social enterprise Upstairs At The Western CIC) which has two objectives to be:-

Our programmes run from September to June each year – We promote events and shows through this web site, a printed brochure, local listings, our mailing list and social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Email: david.bell@upstairsatthewestern.com

Email: jess.richards@upstairsatthewestern.com

Email: frontofhouse@upstairsatthewestern.com

On 10 April at 7.30pm we have The Same Faces on stage with Uncle Armando, an evening of hilarious improvised comedy sketches based on audience suggestions and tales from comedian Stella Graham (ow.ly/hVuk30o7aPr) £8/£6 @StellaGraham Pop-up vegan kitchen open from 6.00pm pic.twitter.com/XXnq1DHo2O

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