Robin Ince – The Importance of Being Interested
19:00 to 22:00 - November 5, 2021
National Space Centre, National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

Take a seat in the Sir Patrick Moore planetarium for an evening with comedian, writer, broadcaster and human, Robin Ince, as he takes you on an adventure for the scientific curious (18+).

Discover how Robin abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of the world’s most popular science podcasts.

Every year he meets hundreds of the world’s greatest thinkers, and will be sharing their stories, anecdotes and scientific endeavours on this one-off evening to support the launch of his brand new book.


19:00 Doors and bar/cafe opens (no entry to the Rocket Tower or galleries)
19:15 Doors to planetarium open – take your seats
19:30 Show begins
20:15 Interval
20:30 Second half
21:15 Book signing (café/bar remain open)
22:00 Building closed

About Robin

Robin is probably best known as the co-host of the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. He also co-hosts the podcast Book Shambles with Josie Long, An Uncanny Hour and Science Shambles with Dr Helen Czerski, all three of which are a part of The Cosmic Shambles Network, which he also co-created.

He has created, curated, pioneered and hosted numerous nights mixing science, music and comedy at some of the most celebrated venues around the world from the Hammersmith Apollo and the Royal Albert Hall in London to the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and The Opera House in Wellington. His brainchild Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People continues to sell out theatres every year, over a decade after its first appearance, and in 2022 he embarks on a world tour of arenas with Professor Brian Cox.


What age is the show suitable for?
This show is 18+

How do I get a refund?
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (if the government guidelines change and we have to cancel the show, refunds will be offered automatically).

Is there a dress code?
There is no formal dress code.

Can I park overnight at the Centre?
Yes, although all vehicles are left at your own risk.

Do you serve food and drink?
Yes, the cafe and bar will be open offering hot and cold drinks, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

Can I bring my own book to be signed?
No, due to the timings of the evening we are not able to offer this facility.