Finding a Venue

To perform at Leicester 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 their booking details.  There may well be other venues which are not listed but can host Festival events; if you need more information do get in touch.

Make sure you research the venues you're interested in - check the location, the size, how they promote their events, do they run regular comedy nights, check Facebook, check Twitter and ask other comics about their experiences.

When you get in contact make sure you discuss:

  • Dates & times

  • Set length

  • Any technical requirements for your show

  • What promotion they’ll help with, what promotion you’ll provide

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

 

We’ll update this list as more venues register. If you are, or are working with, a new venue – make sure the venue is registered before the deadline!

If you know that any of the details here are incorrect please get in touch.

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

Attenborough Arts Centre

Daniel Nicholas - danielnicholas@blueyonder.co.uk

The main hall can be seated for a capacity of 90, 60 or 50.

Please note there is no guarantee that the Attenborough Arts Centre will be open for live shows in February 2021, but you can still get in touch for more information.

Beer Pharmacie

Adam O'Reardon - adam.doorstepcomedyclub@gmail.com

Capacity is 90

Birstall Co-Op Sports and Social Club

Adam O'Reardon - adam.doorstepcomedyclub@gmail.com

Just the Tonic @ Brew Dog

Darrell Martin - darrell@justthetonic.com

The performance space upstairs has a capacity of 100.

Curve theatre

The theatre has a capacity of 902. The studio has a capacity of 282.

De Montfort Hall

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

The theatre has a capacity of 1500.

Please note there is no guarantee that De Montfort Hall will be open for live shows in February 2021, but you can still get in touch for more information.

Firebug

Triple CeePee tripleceepee@gmail.com

The room upstairs has a capacity of 80.

Just the Tonic @ Hansom Hall

Darrell Martin - darrell@justthetonic.com

The venue has two performance areas, The Wee One has a capacity of 100 and The Big Room has a capacity of 250.

Knight and Garter

Dan Webber - dan@furthestfromthesea.co.uk

Downstairs room capacity - 50

Loughborough Town Hall

Simon Gibson - Simon.Gibson@charnwood.gov.uk

The venue has two performance spaces.  The first is the main auditorium which has a capacity of 522, the second is the Victoria room with a capacity of 182.

Grays @LCB Depot

Alex Hylton - joufreefest@gmail.com

The venue has three performance spaces.  The cafe has a capacity of 60, the gallery has a capacity of 50 and the lightbox has a capacity of 75.

Manhattan34 (Jokes on Us)

Alex Hylton - joufreefest@gmail.com

The performance space has a capacity of 70.

Melton Theatre

Andrew Edwards - aedwards@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

The main theatre has a capacity of 340.

Nineteen Twelve

Adam O'Reardon - adam.doorstepcomedyclub@gmail.com

Capacity is 150

PETER Pizzeria

Charlotte Laidet: charlotte@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

The performance space is the Violin room upstairs and has a capacity of 90.

Please note there is no guarantee that PETER Pizzeria will be open for live shows in February 2021, but you can still get in touch for more information.

Phoenix Cinema

Jake Harvey - jake.harvey@phoenix.org.uk

The venue has capacity of 100.

Pied Bull

Adam O'Reardon - adam.doorstepcomedyclub@gmail.com

Capacity is 90 

Queen of Bradgate

sallyxfield@gmail.com

The Cinema Room (100) and the Ping Pong Room (100) are both upstairs at Queen of Bradgate. 

Soft Touch Arts

Christina Wigmore - chris@soft-touch.org.uk

The main hall has a capacity of 80, or 60 if using cabaret style tables.

Sue Townsend Theatre

Triple CeePee tripleceepee@gmail.com

Available for hire on weekends and evenings. The theatre has a capacity of 250

Please note there is no guarantee that the Sue Townsend Theatre will be open for live shows in February 2021, but you can still get in touch for more information.

Syston Brookside Club

Adam O'Reardon - adam.doorstepcomedyclub@gmail.com

The Midland Railway

Adam O'Reardon - adam.doorstepcomedyclub@gmail.com

The Cookie

Charlotte Laidet - charlotte@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

The performance space has a capacity 100.

Please note there is no guarantee that The Cookie will be open for live shows in February 2021, but you can still get in touch for more information.

The Globe

theglobe@eversosensible.com

The venue has a capacity of 50.

The Exchange Bar (Jokes on Us)

Alex Hylton - joufreefest@gmail.com

The venue has a room situated downstairs and can hold a capacity of 70.

The Guildhall

Ben Ennis - foxycomedy@gmail.com

The venue has three rooms.  The Great Hall can hold a capacity of 100, the Mayor Parlour can hold 50 and the Library has a capacity of 30.

The Little Theatre

Triple CeePee tripleceepee@gmail.com

The theatre can hold a capacity of 340, and the studio can hold a capacity of 45

 

Please note there is no guarantee that The Little Theatre will be open for live shows in February 2021.  In any event, availability during the festival is limited by other activities.

The Noels Arms

Jon Pearson - jon@jonpearson.co.uk

A 40 - 70 capacity venue situated in Melton Mowbray

Just the Tonic @ The Shed

Darrell Martin - darrell@justthetonic.com

There are two performance spaces. The main stage has a capacity of 60 and a there is a capacity of 35 in the Vault

The Y Theatre

theatre@leicesterymca.co.uk

Capacities with social distancing are as follows:

  • 2 metre distancing: 82

  • 2 metre stalls, 1 metre+ balcony: 131 (cabaret)

  • 1 metre+ distancing: 184

 

These capacities are subject to a maximum party size of 4.

Please note there is no guarantee that The Y Theatre will be open for live shows in February 2021, but you can still get in touch for more information.

Wygston's House

Ben Ennis - foxycomedy@gmail.com

The upstairs room has a capacity of 80

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