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Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture.


Phoenix believes film and art have the power to enrich our lives. Offering a nuanced artistic programme of film and art, these strands are supported by a substantial schedule of learning and development experiences and events designed to build skills and enjoyment in those seeking to learn.



Phoenix is located within the Cultural Quarter in Leicester’s city centre, just a 10-minute walk from the train station.


Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

4 Midland Street





There are two bus stations in Leicester city centre – Haymarket bus station and St Margaret’s bus station – and both are within walking distance of the venue. Leicester also operates a Park & Ride service.

Bike Parking
5 steel cycle hoops are located by Phoenix’s entrance, directly outside the large Café Bar windows.

Midland Street Council Car Park (LE1 1TG)
Located right next to Phoenix. Pay-and-display parking. Enter via Midland Street. £2 for 1 hr, £4 for 3 hrs, £5 for 4 hrs, £7 for 6 hrs, £10 for 9 hrs, £12 for 12 hrs. Night owl – £2 for up to 3hrs £2, £5 for over 3hrs (arrival after 5pm). Charges also apply on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Payment by cash or card. Open 24 hours.

Rutland Centre NCP, Halford Street (LE1 1TQ)
Five minutes walk. £7.95 all day for Phoenix customers. Car park tickets must be validated at Phoenix Box Office.

On-street parking
Available around Phoenix. In pay-and-display bays, parking is free after 6pm and all day Sundays; on single yellow lines, free after 6pm. Please check the signs as circumstances may change.



Wheelchair spaces

Wheelchair spaces are available in Phoenix's cinema screens: three in Screens 1, 3 and 4 plus two in Screen 2. Please call the Box Office before booking if you require a wheelchair space or other accessible seating. The foyer, Box Office, and screen entrances are all on a flat level on the ground floor. Lift access is available to the first-floor meeting rooms.


Toilet and washing facilities

Accessible toilets throughout the building. Phoenix also has a "Changing Places" facility; this includes an accessible toilet, moveable privacy screen, height adjustable sink and bed, hoist and a baby changing unit. 

Assistance dogs are welcome

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building and auditoria. Spaces are provided for the comfort of both owners and their assistance dogs. Please contact the box office to reserve these spaces. Dog bowls with water and quiet rooms are also available if required.

Hearing loops and Audio Description headsets

Phoenix has T-loops at all payment counters in the building, which work with most hearing aids, and an infrared system in Screen 2. The infra-red system works via headsets and can offer either an amplified dialogue track for people with hearing loss or, for films with one, an audio-described track for people with sight loss. Please ask at the Box Office if you want to use a headset. 

Parents and babies

Baby changing facilities are available. If you require more space to accommodate a pushchair, please ask the Box Office for the radar key to access their "Changing Places" room with a baby changing unit. They also have booster seats available at the screen doors.

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