The Attenborough Arts Centre is an arts centre on Lancaster Road, Leicester, UK.[1] It is the University of Leicester arts centre.

The Centre is inspired by the work of filmmaker, actor and patron of the arts Richard Attenborough. It hosts a gallery space, sixty eight creative learning courses and a programme of in house performances. With over 18 years of experience, the programme offers performance, courses and workshops, contemporary art exhibitions, activities for children and families, and more.[2]

The Centre's gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary British and international art. Doubling the size of the existing building, a £1.5 million capital project made Attenborough Arts Centre the largest contemporary art gallery in Leicester and one of the largest in the East Midlands area.

The Centre's access and inclusive work has been recognised, through multiple awards and grants from Arts Council England, BBC Children in Need, Leicester Shire Promotions and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.[2][better source needed]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2016-06-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Our Vision". Attenborough Arts Centre. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

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