Curve is a major producing theatre, creating compelling cultural experiences for all those who live, learn, visit and work in Leicester and Leicestershire. We use our unique home and talent to entertain, inspire and engage with a diverse audience and play a leading role in the development of our industry, our city and our global community. At the heart of this is the ambition to offer our local audiences world-class theatrical experiences (created under our Made at Curve banner).
Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve is developing a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work and dance. All of this presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement and learning opportunities, which firmly places audiences and communities at the heart of everything Curve does.
We are a registered charity (number 230708) and this supports our work with people of all ages and backgrounds, enabling them to access, participate in and learn from the arts, nurturing new and emerging talent and creating outstanding, award-winning theatrical experiences.
Recent productions and co-productions Made At Curve include: Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya (with The Royal Opera and London Philharmonic Orchestra, World Premiere & UK tour) Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (& Theatre Royal Bath); Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's Grease (& for a limited season in Dubai); Dahl's The Twits (& Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, Rose Theatre Kingston & UK tour); The Importance of Being Earnest (with Birmingham Rep); Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, in a new adaptation by Sam Holcroft (a co-production with Nuffield Theatres & on tour); our Community Company productions of Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone and Shakespeare’s Richard III; the Broadway musical Spring Awakening (with National Youth Music Theatre); Sister Act (& UK tour); Legally Blonde (& Daegu Opera Festival, South Korea - Winner Best Musical - Daegu International Musical Festival Awards); Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (& Haymarket Theatre, London & UK tour); Ishy Din’s Wipers (in collaboration with Belgrade Theatre Coventry & Watford Palace - Winner Asian Media Awards); Roald Dahl’s The Witches, adapted by David Wood (& Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, Rose Theatre Kingston & UK tour); Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire; Hairspray (& UK tour); Akram Khan’s Until the Lions (with Roundhouse, London); Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical and Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (with Nottingham Playhouse & UK tour).