Leicester's Only Pub Theatre
Upstairs at the Western is Leicester’s only pub theatre. We programme at least 50% female or non-binary led work with a focus on small cast high quality shows.
After 18 months of closure due to Coronavirus we are opening again in September 2021. We have survived this terrible time due to emergency funding from Arts Council England.
We are a 42 seat black box theatre with full tech and projection.
We are above the fabulously renovated The Western a much loved community pub – now with Cafe West – in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant West End.
We plan to return to a full programme of shows as soon as we can
Support Upstairs at The Western
Writer, playwright, poet, founder of Fishhouse Theatre, Alison’s work has been published – including by Virago – and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Fishhouse has been producing work by and about women since 2016.
Kit works as a freelance Stage Manager and is currently working as an Admin Assistant at Bamboozle Theatre Company. She is extremely excited to be a part of Upstairs at the Western’s board of Directors!
David is a freelance strategist, planner, business case writer and project manager. He can usually be found in a theatre, concert or art gallery somewhere in Leicester.
If you’d like to bring a show please contact
For anything else please email
If you’d like to volunteer with us please get in touch.
We’re not booking hires for events currently but we can offer our space for rehearsals and workshops so please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishhouse Theatre is our resident theatre company, making work here and putting on shows in our auditorium. Fishhouse has received funding from Arts Council England to develop shows.