Photo : Nick Rawle

Leicester’s premier studio space for artists and designer-makers! 

Makers’ Yard is an award-winning, dynamic and inspiring workspace for creative entrepreneurs. 

Located in Leicester’s cultural quarter, this listed building is the oldest surviving hosiery factory in the East Midlands. It’s been sensitively restored into ten studios which house a growing creative community of  artists and designer-makers.

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Makers’ Yard is managed by the team at LCB Depot along the road at 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE  Tel 0116 261 6800 email 

Makers’ Yard and LCB Depot are run by Leicester City Council | City Development & Neighbourhoods | Tourism, Culture & Inward Investment.


For more information or to visit the studios, please email us or call 0116 261 6800.

Find us on the map – Makers’ Yard location

Click here to see the history of the Makers’ Yard building from its beginnings in 1854 to the present day.

See the Crafts Council’s Craft business resources – online resources and advice for makers and craft businesses


As part of the City Mayor’s commitment to supporting the city’s creative industries, Makers’ Yard is made possible by Leicester City Council in partnership with European Regional Development Fund.