Huge dome for over 400 people being built in Leicester city centre

A large transparent dome is being built in Jubilee Square in the city centre as part of the 2019 City Festival.

The festival will take place over seven fun-packed days in August and this year’s theme is ‘Out of this World’, celebrating all things outer space.

The centrepiece of the festival is the huge purpose-built transparent venue known as The Dome in Jubilee Square. This will be the focal point for a programme of daytime family-friendly activities throughout the week, before transforming into a stunning performance space for live concerts and shows in the evenings.

The dome being constructed in Jubilee Square

During the day Jubilee Square will host free dazzling international street arts, dance performances, art exhibitions and interactive activities and games for the whole family.


There will be visitors from other worlds including giant insect and robots.

The evening music artists include BC Camplight, British Sea Power, Jaws, The Urban Vodoo Machine and a Bollywood Musical Evening. There will also be a variety of local and national comedy showcases at the event.

The view from inside the dome

Check out the 2019 City Festival Brochure for more information, and purchase tickets for a number of City Festival events online.

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