Welcome to the Leicester Comedy Festival Business Partners Club

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

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

There are 4 levels of annual membership to the Business Partners Club available, including: Platinum (£1000 + VAT), Gold (£745 + VAT), Silver (£480 + VAT) and Charity (£270 + 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 charity was set up in 1994 to produce the annual comedy festival. Since then it has made a significant contribution to the Leicester & Leicestershire economy (over £45million since 1994), as well as making a big impact on local communities. 

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
  • Support venues and develop the early evening/night time economy
  • Raise the profile of Leicester & Leicestershire as a cultural destination

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)
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Outreach to rural communities
  • Children and young people

If you would like any further information, please contact our Partnerships & Events Manager: [email protected]

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