De Montfort Hall (Leicester)
De Montfort Hall is a concert hall in Leicester with a national reputation.
It was built in the 1920s, the intention being for it to be a temporary structure, to house an exhibition.
The hall is named after Simon de Montfort, the Earl of Leicester who was effectively King for a few months in the 13th century while he held his brother-in-law Henry III captive at Kenilworth. Simon was killed at the Battle of Evesham.
Many of the top performers in all spheres of music have performed at De Montfort Hall.