The Haymarket Theatre is a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the Haymarket Shopping Centre on Belgrave Gate in Leicester city centre. The Leicester City Council purchased a 99-year lease of the Haymarket Theatre on behalf of the public on 29 September 1974. The Leicester Theatre Trust operated the theatre from this date then vacated in 2007 in favour of the new Curve Theatre, Leicester on Halford Street. The Metal Tree sculpture by Hubert Dalwood, located at the front of the entrance to the Haymarket Theatre, is the only major piece of abstract sculpture in the city centre.The Haymarket Theatre was opened by Sir Ralph Richardson and the opening season started with The Recruiting Officer on the 17th October 1973, Economic Necessity on the 24th of October and Cabaret on the 21st of November. The last show on was Wizard of Oz starring Helena Blackman and Ceri Dupree in 2006.On 3 June 2016 plans were announced to re-open the Haymarket Theatre as a performance and training venue.Notable PerformancesOliver! in 1977 directed by Robin Midgley and featuring Roy Hudd.