De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester was the birthplace of Leicester Comedy Festival and has ever since had a unique and close relationship with the event so we are proud to be a sponsor again this year DMU has built a strong mutual partnership with the festival, involving students on its Arts and Festival Management course, who gain unbeatable real-world experience being trusted to run some of the venues, taking care of acts and promoting the events. Media students interview comedians and review shows, while other students volunteer in the community at DMU Local comedy initiatives. Many of our graduates have also taken to the stage, making names for themselves as stand-ups.

Leicester City Council

The city council are once again extremely proud to support one of the city's most successful festivals. Leicester is well recognised as a city of diversity and increasingly one that showcases many great festivals throughout the year. The Comedy Festival is no exception and we are very happy to give our continued support to such an asset to the city.

Sturgess Motor Group

At Sturgess Motor Group, we are delighted to once again be supporting the Leicester Comedy Festival. The Festival is a superb way of showing all that is good about our City and County. This is well illustrated by the welcome that Leicester people give visitors, the diversity of our culture, the wide variety of Festival venues and the range of talent, from big names in Comedy to new starters. It is our hope that the Festival grows and keeps gaining the recognition it so richly reserves.


Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and we have lots of comedians in our membership. Leicester Comedy Festival is important as a showcase for new and emerging talent as well as a key date for established stand-ups and other performers from across the UK.  As such, we are delighted to be able to continue working with the festival on our I Say event and other initiatives. We'll be out and about during the festival and look forward to meeting the comedians and seeing their work.

Everards of Leicestershire

Everards of Leicestershire is proud to continue the support of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Pubs and laughter go hand in hand, so why not grab a pint, sit back and prepare to laugh at our Tiger Roar with Laughter Nights, taking place in pubs across the city. We are also supporting Big Difference Company once again by making a donation from every pint of Tiger sold throughout the Festival.  Big Difference Company are committed to life changing schemes and projects encouraging health, positive wellbeing and fighting against climate change.

The Belmont

The Belmont is one of the best-loved boutique hotels in Leicester; housed in a beautiful 19th century property, it is situated on the historic New Walk just minutes from the city centre and railway station. We have been proud supporters of the Leicester Comedy Festival for several years, providing accommodation for acts and comedians, hosting receptions and parties and generally providing a home-from-home in the city for all visitors during the Festival.

Call the hotel directly 0116 254 4773 - to receive 10% off the best available rate during the festival.

The Gresham Aparthotel

The Gresham Aparthotel provides luxury and flexible accommodation in the heart of Leicester. Our iconic building, which was once home to department store Fenwick, has been sympathetically renovated to incorporate stylish interiors and a home from home environment. During your stay, you will benefit from all of the facilities and services you would expect from a boutique hotel, whilst also enjoying the flexibility and comfort of apartment living. The Gresham Aparthotel is delighted to be an 'Official Festival Hotel' for the festivals in 2023.

Please call the aparthotel directly on 0116 243766 and quote promo code COMEDY to receive 15% off the best available rate during the festival.

St Martins Lodge

Luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic Cathedral Quarter offering room only accommodation for those looking to stay in the city for business or leisure. St Martins Lodge has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Traveler Reviews and offers 28 luxury bedrooms, including a top fl oor junior suite. St Martins Lodge is a 2-minute walk from King Richard III Visitor Centre, the medieval Guildhall and the area boasts a fantastic choice of coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

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.

Reach Marketing

"Our association with the Festival demonstrates our commitment to the Arts, both in Leicestershire and the Region. The benefit for Reach Marketing is threefold. Our profile is enhanced within the Arts sector, which is an important sector for our business; we are seen as part of Leicester's regeneration, for we believe that a strong cultural industry is important to the area's regeneration; and there is an additional benefit to Reach in terms of our staff and clients being able to be involved in the Festival through attendance of events and in particular the workshops that we are sponsoring.".

BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester was England's first local radio station when it launched in 1967 and is now based at one of the country's most modern and up-to-date broadcasting centres, in Jubilee Square, Leicester.  It's not only the home of BBC Local Radio for Leicestershire and Rutland but also the BBC's online and regional television units for the area. You're welcome to pop in and watch the broadcasters at work. The Centre is open to the public from 9.00 to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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