LCB Depot : Leicester's hub for creative people & businesses

We're home to over a hundred creative businesses from Animators to YouTubers in workspaces at three sites in Leicester's Cultural Quarter - LCB Depot, Phoenix workspaces, and Makers' Yard. See Who's Here 

Like to join us? We have one workspace available at LCB Depot and four at Phoenix, and three studio bays in Makers' Yard  - see more about our Workspaces


OUR CAFE-BAR GRAYS - open for everyone!

Cafe Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, and
Brunch Monday-Friday 9am-2pm / Lunch Monday-Friday 12-2pm

See the Grays menu

Leicester Fried Turkey

  • Our Reception opens Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for our tenant businesses and visitors
  • Our four meeting rooms are bookable for events for up to 7, 14, 16 and 40 people, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

E V E N T S   H I G H L I G H T S
Our lively events programme includes exhibitions and related eventsLastFriday street food nights on the last Friday each month, creative Family Days on the second Saturday each month, regular Comedy and Spoken Word nights, networking meetups, pop-up film, music and maker sessions and an annual Design Season.

Kate Jackson Built For Sound

It's Thursday night. It's 7 o'clock. It's Top Of The Pops!
Kate Jackson - artist, painter, and frontwoman of The Long Blondes – announces a new multidimensional project at LCB Depot, Built For Sound, launching 17th December and running until the end of January 2022.

Find out more about the installation and related events including disability disco (10am-12pm) and baby disco (2.30-3.30pm) on Friday 21 January; and build your own synthesiser workshop on Saturday 22 January 12-4pm, free (sold out)

Zon As lonely as a cloud as free as a human

Our 2022 exhibition programme kicks of 10-28 January with our Graphics Season, with a launch night on Friday 7th January 6-8pm; Get Drawing! at CQ Earlies Family Day on Saturday 8 January; and a closing party at Last Friday street food night on Friday 28 January
[image above by ZON : As lonely as a cloud as free as a human]

Last Friday 28 Jan 2022

Our Last Friday street food night returns on Friday 28 January, entry £2 per person (plus family ticket 2 adults up to 3 children £5 / group ticket up to 8 people £10).

Get tickets from WeGotTickets

Leicester Comedy Festival

We have 43 comedy gigs at Grays at LCB over three weekends 5th-20th February as part of Leicester Comedy Festival


See all our upcoming events

Support for businesses in Leicester
Contact Bizgateway

Talk to the friendly team at Bizgateway if you need support in your Leicester/shire business - free 1-to-1 advice, webinars, access to finance/grants, and more

£1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK - additional support will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced on 21 December 2021

Looking to start or grow your creative enterprise, or to network with other creatives? Try

Leicester Startups
Leicester Innovation
DMU Innovation Centre
DMU Crucible Project
Case Cooperative
DMU Made
DMU Works Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Creative Leicestershire
Creative Coffee
Create Leicester
Film Leicester
Sir Thomas White Loan Charity
Leicestershire Etsy Team

Coronavirus info

See Government guidance on Coronavirus

10 December 2021+ : England moves to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.
  • You must wear a face covering in most indoor public places, at large venues and events, and on public transport
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • Work from home, if you can
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated and get a booster jab
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
Changes from 19 January and coming soon:

19 January
You are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

27 January 
You will not be required to wear a face covering, but you should continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

LCC wear a mask poster

Until 27 January you must wear face coverings in Leicester City Council buildings, including LCB Depot, unless you are exempt for a medical or other legitimate reason, or you are eating or drinking.

See Coronavirus updates on Leicester City Council's website

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LCB Depot, Makers' Yard and Phoenix Workspaces are owned and operated by
Leicester City Council | City Development & Neighbourhoods | Tourism, Culture & Inward Investment

We couldn't do what we do without the hard work, support and ideas of our partners:

247 Studios, The Ale Wagon, Arch Creative, Art at the Chapel, Artreach, Attenborough Arts, Bamboo, Beauchamp College, BID Leicester, Big Difference Company, Bulb Studios, CAMEo, Churchgate Studios, Chutney Ivy, Cite, Cool As Leicester, Cosmopolitan Arts, Create Leicester, Creative Coffee, Creative Leicestershire, Creed Design, Cultural eXchanges, Cultural Quarter Earlies, Cultural Quarter Ground Floor Group, Cultural Quarter Lates, De Montfort University, Design Leicester, Effect Digital, Exchange Bar, Film Leicester, Format, Gallery Without Walls, Gateway College, Arts, Graffwerk, Grays Coffee Shop, Haley Sharpe Design, Holland Alexander, Hortus Lady, HQ Studios, Image Nova, Inspirate, Interact, Jokes On Us, K+G Curated Space, Leicester Artweek, Leicester Business Festival, Leicester College, Leicester Comedy Festival, Leicester Contemporary, Leicester Festivals, Leicester Gallery, Leicester LoFi, Leicester Museums, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester Startups, Leics & Rutland Society of Architects & Love Architecture, Lesser Than Three, LLEP,  Loughborough College, Loughborough University, L.O.V.E. Art, Loyal Free, Manhattan34, Metro Boulot Dodo, North Warwickshire & South Leicester College, Opal22 Arts and Edutainment, Ortons Brasserie, Parkside Tiles, Phoenix, PPL PRS, Ride Leicester, The Robot Needs Home Collective, Serendipity, The Shed, Soft Touch Arts, Some Bright Spark, Sparks Arts, Standout, StudionAme, Sustrans, The Unloved, Two Queens Studios, UK New Artists, the University of Leicester, Vehicle Arts, Visit Leicester, Will Wright, WQE College.


0116 261 6800





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LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

You can find our main entrance at 31 Rutland Street on what3words at ///

Makers' Yard  82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB

Phoenix Workspaces  Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG


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