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COVID-19 Closure

De Montfort Hall is closed to the public until further notice. We are rescheduling as many shows as we can and will be in touch with customers to discuss options for any affected shows. Updates will also be provided on social media and here on the website. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.

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HIRE & TECH

Built in 1913 as a concert hall, De Montfort Hall is the premier live performance venue for Leicester and Leicestershire.

The hall is a multi-purpose arts and entertainment venue presenting a wide-ranging programme of performances that includes live music, comedy, family shows, dance and classical concerts. It is not available for hire for weddings, private or corporate parties or religious ceremonies.
Located on the edge of Leicester city centre, the hall has excellent transport connections. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station and within easy reach of both the M1 and M69 motorways.

Auditorium
The main auditorium is a flexible space which operates in three main formats with varying stage setups from black box to concert hall.

Saleable Capacities:
Standing 2,096 (1,200 standing downstairs)
Tiered 1,470 – 1,590 (depending on stage format)
Half tiered/half standing 1,596 (400 standing downstairs)

Parking
Limited on-site parking is available for production vehicles and event organisers, with space,
and power, to accommodate three articulated lorries and two coaches at any one time.

Dressing rooms
We have seven dressing rooms of various sizes located across two floors, each comes with Wi Fi, stage video relay, TV and fridge.

Additional backstage areas/rooms
The backstage facilities also include a green room, company office and fully equipped kitchen/facilities for crew catering.

Technical information
The in-house technical team at De Montfort Hall offers a range of re-chargeable services.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Full intelligent lighting rig comprising Mythos and Robe Spiders plus a host of generic fixtures, over 200 ways of dimming and a Grand MA2 desk.
  • Concert ready D&B Q1 sound system with Yamaha CL5 FOH and M7 on monitors.
  • Motorised flying bars that can be enhanced with our large stock of trussing.
  • Flat load in access from two loading bays with enough power to meet your every need.
  • Two grand pianos – Fazioli and Steinway.

Technical specs
These are available on request for visiting companies that have hired the hall.

Please contact our technical department direct for further information.
0116 454 3450
technical.dmh@leicester.gov.uk

To discuss your hire requirements in further detail please email us at dmh-hire-enquiries@leicester.gov.uk stating the nature of the event.

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