Welcome to the Leicester Comedy Festival Business Partners Club 

Leicester Comedy Festival, The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival and a year round programme of arts & cultural projects and events, are all organised by Leicester based charity Big Difference (registered charity 1135167).

In February 2023 we celebrated 30 years of Leicester Comedy Festival and the 5th anniversary of The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival.

On this site you’ll find out how you and your organisation can benefit from being associated with one of the “best known brands in the public arts” (The Times). 

There are 4 levels of annual membership to the Business Partners Club available for the anniversary year, which will run from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024.

The membership packages available are: Platinum (£1070 + VAT), Gold (£795 + VAT), Silver (£510 + VAT) and Charity (£290 + VAT)              

With each level bringing a range of branding, marketing, networking and hospitality benefits and opportunities for your organisation.

These can be viewed on the Membership Packages page.


The annual festivals aim to:

  • Celebrate British comedy and support new & emerging talent; and provide a national platform for developing comedians
  • Engage with community groups, businesses and organisations to encourage them to use the festival as a platform
  • Raise the profile of Leicester & Leicestershire as a cultural destination
  • Support venues and develop the early evening/night time economy

Our aims as a charity are:

  • To promote, maintain, improve and advance education by encouragement of the arts
  • To promote positive health and well-being through the arts
  • The advancement of the arts and culture for charitable purposes including through comedy and comedy performance

We focus on projects which embrace:

  • Access and Inclusion (Older people, Disability, Mental health)
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Children and young people
  • Outreach to rural communities

If you would like any further information, please contact our Partnerships & Events Associate: katherine@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk



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