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Finding a Venue

To perform at the Leicester Comedy Festival or the UK Kids' Comedy Festival the first thing you need to do is find yourself a 'spot' in a venue. Most venues are booked by comedy promoters who come to the city for the festival. Below is a list of core venues and promoters that run shows in Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids' Comedy Festival and their booking details.  There may well be other venues which are not listed but can host Festival events; if you want help approaching them to take part in the Festival then speak to one of the team. 

When you're researching potential venues - check the location, the size, how they promote their events, whether they run regular comedy nights, check their social media pages and ask other comedians about their experiences.

When you get in contact them make sure you discuss:

  • Dates & times

  • The duration of your show

  • Any technical requirements for your show

  • What promotion they’ll help with and what promotion you’re going to provide

  • The ‘deal’ – who is getting the ticket income and who is paying the Festival Fees

 

*Click on the images to visit the venue's website*

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Attenborough Arts Centre

Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA

0116 252 2455

arts-centre@le.ac.uk 

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De Montfort Hall

Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU

0116 233 3111

Pete Mitchell - Pete.Mitchell@leicester.gov.uk

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Duffy's Bar

18 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU

Colin Bowles - tripleceepee@gmail.com

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Firebug

1 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN

0116 255 1228

Triple CeePee- tripleceepee@gmail.com

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The Guildhall

Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ

0116 253 2569

Anita Harrison- Anita.Harrison@leicester.gov.uk

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James Cafe Bistro

5 East Bond Street

0116 251 3323

jamescafebistro@hotmail.co.uk

Spaces still available for Leicester Comedy Festival 2024!

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Just the Tonic @ Hansom Hall

Belvoir Street, Leicester, LE1 6FE

0330 220 1212

Darrell Martin and Laura Williams - bookings@justthetonic.com

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Just the Tonic @ The Exchange Bar

Rutland Street

Telephone: 0203 740 3700

Email: info@justthetonic.com

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King Richard III Pub

70 Highcross St, Leicester LE1 4NN

Kirsty Munroe - kmunrok@googlemail.com

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Knight and Garter

Hotel Street, Leicester, LE1 5AW

0116 303 3310

info@furthestfromthesea.co.uk

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Grays @LCB Depot

31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE

0116 261 6827

Alex Hylton - joufreefest@gmail.com

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Jokes on Us @ The Real Ale Classroom

31 Rutland Street, The Cultural Quarter, Leicester, LE1 1RD

Alex Hylton - joufreefest@gmail.com

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O2 Academy

Percy Gee Building, University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH, Leicester, United Kingdom

Courtney Askey - courtney.askey@o2academyleicester.co.uk

Spaces still available for Leicester Comedy Festival 2024!

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PETER Pizzeria

9 Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZH

0116 254 5333

Charlotte Laidet: charlotte@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

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Sue Townsend Theatre

16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester, LE1 5TE

Julie Lawrence - jlawrence@leicestercollege.ac.uk 

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The Big Difference

68 High Street, Leicester, LE1 5YP

0116 261 6812

Charlotte Laidet - charlotte@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

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The Black Horse

65 Narrow Ln, Aylestone, Leicester LE2 8NA

0116 283 7225

Alan and Sarah: blackhorseaylestone@yahoo.co.uk

This space has a seated capacity of 75. 

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The Globe

43 Silver Street, Leicester, LE1 5EU

07766 212 630

theglobe@eversosensible.com

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The Little Theatre

Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW

0116 255 1302

admin@thelittletheatre.co.uk

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The Y Theatre

7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY

0116 255 7066

theatre@leicesterymca.co.uk

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Upstairs at the Western

70 Western Road, Leicester, LE3 0GA

07979 770 551

comedy@upstairsatthewestern.com

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Wygston’s House

Applegate, Leicester, LE1 5LD

0116 296 4301

Ben Ennis- foxycomedy@gmail.com

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