Leicester’s pub theatre was founded in 2012 by Off The Fence Theatre CIC with a successful run of Loughborough writer Thomas Scully’s play Godot Was Here. Early 2013 and the walls were painted, seating hired and a unique stage was built on beer kegs. Upstairs at the Western’s 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).