Do you offer complimentary companion tickets?

Yes, we do! We’re able to book complimentary companion tickets for those customers who need one through our box office. You can do this by giving us a call on 0116 261 6812. If you are unable to contact us via phone, please send us proof of purchase of a general admission or concession ticket by forwarding your order confirmation email to and we will issue you with a complimentary companion ticket.


What facilities are available for disabled visitors?

The facilities that are available for disabled visitors vary across venues. There are a couple of things you can do to prepare for your visit:

  1. Contact the venue in advance and see what they have in place – this is the best way to get up to date information about the venue you are visiting
  2. We have some access information displayed on the venue pages of our website.
  3. We have an access guide that has information that we have been given from venues and is a great way to view that in one place.


Where can I stay when I’m in Leicester?

There are a number of hotel options in Leicester City Centre. The festival have 4 hotel partners who offer discounts:

St Martins Lodge: Contact reservations on 0116 261 5200, e-mail or visit and quote “LCF” to receive a 10% discount on all rooms types for the duration of the comedy festival.

The Gresham: Call or book online directly, quoting the promo code COMEDY, to receive 15% off the best available rate throughout the festival.

The Belmont: Call the hotel directly to receive 10% off the best available rate during the festival.

Hotel Brooklyn: Simply quote ‘LCF2024’ to receive 10% off the BAR Rate (Best Available Rate) when you book direct with us, during the festival only. What’s more you’ll receive one of our famous Mini Hooch Bags once you seal the deal. See you soon!! Call or email:


Where can I eat and drink?

There are plenty of places to eat and drink around Leicester and Leicestershire. Many of the venues serve food and drink so you can always check ahead to see whether you can grab a pre-show meal and drink!

Visit Leicester has a great guide on their website for places to eat and drink. You can access it here.

You can also download the LoyalFree App to get access to discounts at various cafes & bars in Leicester.


What else can I do while I’m in Leicester?

Leicester is home to a number of attractions which we recommend checking out if you’re in town for the day. New Walk Museum is home to some fantastic displays including Ancient Egypt, Picasso Ceramics and Dinosaurs. The National Space Centre is a museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, along with a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester. And you may remember the King that was buried in the car park – and now he has his very own museum and centre tells his incredible story of discovery, exhumation and reburial.

For more ideas for what to do while you’re in town visit Visit Leicester.


Where can I park?

There are a number of car parks on all sides of the city which include:

NCP Abbey Street, Garden St, Leicester LE1 3UA

Highcross John Lewis, 1 Burgess St, Leicester LE1 4QG

Lee Circle, Lee St, Leicester LE1 3RF

NCP Leicester East Street, East St, Leicester LE1 6NB

NCP Rutland Street, Halford St, Leicester LE1 1TQ

There are also three Park and Rides on the outskirts of the city centre which run regularly from 7 am to 7 pm. You can find out more about the locations, timetables and fares for those services here.


How many venues are there?

The 2024 Leicester Comedy festival has 74 venues across Leicester and Leicestershire. These range from theatres to bars, restaurants and pubs as well as local libraries.


What time do events start and finish?

You can catch a comedy show at almost any time of day throughout the festival. Most shows start around midday and the latest shows finish at midnight.


Do you provide age guidance for shows?

You can find age guidance for all shows on our website under the Info tab. This will download a spreadsheet with age guidance for all shows on our website. If you would like this in a different format please email


What happens if I can’t find my tickets?

If you purchased your ticket(s) from us, you can request a resend of your ticket(s) by contacting our Box Office via email at or over the phone on 0116 261 6812. If your tickets were bought elsewhere, arrangements may differ so please contact your ticket provider in this case.


Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable as agreed at time of purchase. This is because the money from ticket sales goes directly to the festival artists and venues, therefore we are unable to provide refunds.


Do you do any concessions?

We offer concessionary tickets to customers who qualify for the following categories:

  • Senior Citizens (aged over 65)
  • Under 18s
  • Full time Students
  • Registered Unemployed
  • Disabled


Can I become a festival volunteer?

There are loads of opportunities for people to volunteer and gain valuable experience at one of the largest festivals of its kind in Europe.

Examples of volunteering roles include: event assistants, front of house assistants, marketing & distribution, drivers, artist liaison, administration, and Festival Hub support. There are also opportunities to work on the UK Kid’s Comedy Festival which runs at the same time.

Please register your interest by filling out this short form –  

If you have any questions, email


Can I perform at Leicester Comedy Festival?

It is still possible to perform at Leicester Comedy Festival. To do this you will need a venue and date agreed and to register it on Eventotron. Please note, our brochure has now been published so any new shows that are registered will only be listed on our website.

If you have any questions about putting on a show at Leicester Comedy Festival or the UK Kids’ Comedy Festival please email


Do you charge booking fees on tickets?

All ticket purchases are subject to a standard £1.50 booking fee per ticket to help pay for our Box Office. Booking fees may vary on some shows, as we must align with the venue or promoter’s policy. The maximum booking fee we charge is £10 per basket, and booking fees are never refundable.


Can I buy a ticket on the door?

As long as tickets for the show are still available, you are able to purchase them on the door, however we encourage anyone who would like to come to a show to book in advance to avoid disappointment! All venues will have the facilities to take payment on the door subject to capacity and ticket availability.


Where can I get a brochure from?

You should be able to get a brochure from one of our registered venues and we also stock them in pubs, cafes and shops throughout Leicester City Centre. If you don’t live in the area you can email to request for one to be sent to you by post.


Can I buy Leicester Comedy Festival merchandise?

We stock a range of Leicester Comedy Festival merchandise on our online shop:

You can buy t-shirts, hoodies, tea towels, tote bags and our very own book All Puns Blazing!


Can I buy Leicester Comedy Festival gift vouchers?

Our Leicester Comedy Festival gift vouchers are the perfect present for the comedy lover in your life and allow them to have free reign on which shows they attend! We offer vouchers to the value of £10, £25 and £50. Vouchers can be redeemed through our website on all festival shows.


Can I become a Friend of Leicester Comedy Festival?

Friends of Leicester Comedy Festival is our new year-round membership scheme that gives you some amazing perks while also providing vital support to the festival and Big Difference Company from just £25!

All members can enjoy:

  • Special offers
  • Discounted tickets
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • No booking fees

Benefits received depend on the level of your membership. You can find more information on the different levels we offer here


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