203 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 6BH. Phone: 0116 270 5042

The Small Venue With A Big Reputation!

Just a polite notice …

All gigs are ticket only events at present and limited to 12 tables indoor which is for 48 people we actually have space for 14 tables but we reserve two tables for the bands and there partners … all tables are sold per table which is for 4 people … all tickets are to be booked via a ticket agency which shows up on the listings page … if any event is free entry it will say so and it will be on a first come first served basis it’s down to you to organise your own social bubble for these events …I’ve been inundated lately at all hours of the day and night with people asking me to reserve tables ..I’m sorry but I just can’t do that as it reflects on the ticket sales link …I’ve been replying to everyone that has asked for tickets to be reserved but from now on I won’t be replying in future I’m not meaning to be rude it’s just that I don’t have the time to keep replying to the same request day in day out …however any other issues or problems feel free to inquire …the Donkey is nothing without your support and we really appreciate all the support you have shown us in the last couple of months … thank you .... Blink

Since 2005, The Donkey has not only built a reputation as an intimate venue, with a live-wire atmosphere, but for presenting low-key gigs by major name acts. Drawn by appreciative audiences and great sound the 200 capacity Victorian room has played host to such great acts as: Fun Lovin Criminals, Alabama 3, The South, Jah Wobble, Ruts DC, Danny & the Champions of the World, Ian McNabb, Smoove & Turrell, The Dub Pistols, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Duke Special, Seth Lakeman, Michelle Shocked, James Hunter Six, Gaye Bykers On Acid, Pugwash, Vibronics, Raging Fyah, The Drop, Resonators, Mountain of Love, David Ford, The Cactus Blossoms, The Slackers, Raghu Dixit, Pete Molinari, John Power, Miles Hunt, Mark Morris, Martin Stephenson, Pete Williams, Fish, Toploader, Wreckless Eric, The High Llamas, Hank Wangford, Ferocious Dog, The Travelling Band, Benjamin Schoos, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, New Cool Collective, Los Pistoleros, Dawn Kinnard, Vijay Kishore, Hymn For Her, Dr. Robert, Rhoda Dakar, Roddy Radiation, Charlie Chuck, Tommy Womack, El Pussycat Ska, Kingsize, David Wyatt, The Kirkland Turn, Out Of Karma, Drugstore Cowboys, Goldwater, The Paradimes, Uncle Frank, By The Rivers, Yellowbelly

Located just outside of the Leicester city centre and close to both of the Universities, the Donkey also boasts a large beer garden and car park, free WiFi and offers a wide range of lagers, bottled beer, wine.