Theatre & Arts


 Exciting News!

Join us for our annual Mela filled with amazing vibes and NEWLY ANNOUNCED FREE LIVE MUSIC on May 19th from 11am-6pm!

 Get ready to groove to the beats of our headline act, the sensational Navin Kundra! Don’t miss out on his electrifying performance that will keep you dancing all day long!

Bring your friends and family, for a day of fun, music, and memories for the whole community!

Spread the word and mark your calendars – this is an event you won’t want to miss!

#PeepulMelaMagic #FreeMusic #LiveEvent #NavinKundra #MarkYourCalendars

Let’s come together for Mental Health Awareness Week on 19th May and discover how to access the support you deserve!

Join us at the Peepul Centre from 11am to 4pm for:
Consultant & Specialist Speakers
Health & Community Stands
Emergency Services and Safeguarding Health Advice from Professionals
Mental Health Awareness & Support

It’s a vital opportunity to learn, connect, and prioritize mental well-being. See you there!

Join us for an unforgettable day of celebration and fun at the Peepul Centre on 19th May 2024, from 11am to 5pm!

Get ready for a vibrant extravaganza featuring:
Arts & Crafts
Food Stalls
Children Dances
Music Tutors
Health & Wellbeing
Garba & Bhangra
Fitness Activities
Fashion Show
Live Bollywood Music
Clothes & Jewellery Bazaar

                                                                       It’s a day packed with excitement and entertainment for the whole family! Don’t miss out – mark your calendars now!

Join us for a fantastic evening of South Asian Arts & Culture!!
Food and drink available to purchase, bar open throughout the show
Show starts at 7pm sharp. Doors open 6.30pm.

Book your tickets now!:





Jay KOTAK of JAY’s ENTERTAINMENT Brings To You Another BlockBuster A Super Duper Hit Gujarati Play from INDIA” DE TAALL KONA BAAP NI DIWALI “With Well known Famous Producer Director. Actor SaNjaY GORADIA & His Co All Artists From INDIA IN inc Acting By Jayesh Kotak (Promoter) @ PEEPUL ENTERPRICE, Leicester (2 Shows Back to Back) MATINEE 3pm 8 EVENING 7.30pm Tkts £25.00 & £20.00 All Numbered Seats full price for all ages) Available from RADIA’S SUPERSTORE Tel: 0116 2669409 JERAM SUPERSTORE 0116 3191881 OR Contact MRB (Vasant BHAKTA) Tel 07860 280655 For Advance Booking, Tkts & Further Info(See Flyer for Full details) A PLAY NOT TO BE MISSED.: “Grab Your Tickets NOW ” (Event Managed & Co-ordinated by Vasant BHAKTA)


Mehek is an enchanting exploration of the human heart, its desires, courage, and resilience, masterfully brought to life by the artistry of Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations. This captivating performance gives a voice to an unspoken and overlooked love story. Centred around a mature woman and a younger man, the dance delves deep into their intricate characters, challenging norms and redefining the very essence of love.


Come and see the Peepul Centre’s ‘Enchanted Diwali Tree’ play on the ????4th November Saturday ????@3pm and enjoy an afternoon of fun and light show with the children acting out all the special characters of the Rama and Sita love story. Among the battle scenes with the demon king Ravana witness Hanuman bringing the Sanjivani Diwali Tree from the Dronagiri Hill in the Himalayas to revive Laxmana. Listen to some wonderful Bollywood songs with children’s dances and Kathak dances. To celebrate the Sikh Diwali Bandi-Chhor diwas enjoy some Bollywood Shabads.


Arts & Culture Show???? – the finest classical artists in the UK

???? Saturday 13th May ???? 7pm-11pm ???? £15/10
???? Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP
Featuring: Tabla maestro Sanju Sahai, Dr Rajeeb Chakraborty on Sarod, Kirpal Singh Panesar on Tar Shehnai, Pandit Ramesh Chandra on Sitar, Ustad Kiranpal Singh on Santoor, singer Priti Kaur artiste and Kathak dancer Jaymini Sanju Sahai. Also featuring ghazals by Anil Bhanot and dancer Andreea Monalisa Singh.


On till 30th September 2022 and beyond

Peepul Culture is Peepul Centre’s new artistic journey – and a fresh new branch of Leicester’s arts and culture scene. The free programme includes:

Peepul Culture Showcase 2022

22nd September, 6-9pm in the Auditorium.

The evening features 3 Performance Focussed Projects:

  • Polaris – Theatre
  • Hands x Feet – Dance and Music

Hosted by G Sian – Cultural Programmer, Curator and Producer of Peepul Culture. There will also be presentations and panel discussions with the artists.

Language is Power by Sih Yu Chen Found

Printed panels featuring pairs of opposing words and phrases in several languages including Traditional Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Hindi, Thai and Korean. The panels will be mounted onto an oversized book-shaped doorway structure. Visitors are invited to select one phrase from each language and post their vote for the word or phrase they find most comforting based solely on the visual appearance.

What do you need? by Priya Rupra

The artist sources answers from a wide variety of people to the profound question “What do you need?” and writes their responses upon hundreds of grains of rice. These grains are a symbol of nourishment and necessity and are offered to visitors to contemplate or take away as a gift from a stranger. The installation features piles of rice and magnifying devices.

Bartan (teacup series) by Hira Butt

A collection of traditional British style teacups embellished in South Asian decorative patterns using additive materials including diamonte jewels and lace. The teacups will be sourced by the artist and also by participants in sharing workshops and engagement activity. The teacups will be installed individually as precious objects throughout the building to be encountered by visitors for intimate contemplation.

State of Mind by Azaruddin Rahatwilkar

Head-sized glass-blown pieces formed with steel rods and shaped with a variety of tools to produce distinct and autonomous forms. Photograms produced by projected light through the glass-work reveal an x-ray like image portraying the inner workings of the sculptures. The lines of light resemble fiery neural network patterns and distortions, capturing the intricacies and complexities created as a metaphor for the mind.

Grow Your Own Way by Saintly Amok

In collaboration with local residents, the artist will lead a local ‘Seed Walk’ culminating in creating and planting growing beds outside the Peepul Centre. Following this, ongoing visitors will be provided with instructions and the responsibility of nurturing the plants and watching them grow.

This installation brings layers of new life to the space with growing beds constructed from crates
and pallets sourced from local businesses and embellished with sarees donated to charity shops.

The work is inspired by a childhood memory of a small English garden protected by a worn saree. Since 2020 the artist has been tending an allotment with their elderly mother who was raised on a rural farm in Gujarat. We become what we consume, a product of Gujarati seeds grown in Leicester soil.

Time Moves Still by Sundeep Kaur Gill

The work will present a puzzle like photography exhibition that combines the olden and modern parts of Leicester which unravels a story about Leicester, portraying how times have changed and how we have evolved as a city Archival images will be sourced from Leicestershire & Rutland County Council Record Office and enhanced by historical information from the Belgrave Heritage Trust to research the history of Belgrave Area.

Polaris by Rachael James

A family of polar bears venture out of hibernation, for the young Polaris an adventure full of exciting discoveries, for his older sister Celeste a journey of intuition, and for the mother Ania a struggle to hold past, present and future together to preserve her family and herself. Threats arrive from many sources, and most notably from a human laboratory and deeper under the ice.

General Theatre and Arts Information

Featuring local, regional, national and international artists of the highest calibre, productions in our auditorium are a unique mix of music, dance and theatre.

Featuring state of the art sound and lighting equipment and retractable tiered seating – allowing the area underneath to be used as flat floor space, perfect for cabaret and alternative settings – this versatile space can be customised to cater for any event. Facilities for rehearsals located in our fully sprung, mirrored and barred dance studio, as well as other areas for quiet rehearsal time.

The 314 seat theatre also boasts balcony seating areas, 12 wheelchair spaces, furnished dressing rooms and a Green Room.

  •  314 tiered seat theatre
  •  Versatile auditorium
  •  Cabaret events
  •  In the round productions
  •  Backstage green room and dressing rooms
  •  Sound and lighting
  •  Dance studio
  •  Exhibition spaces

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