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2024 Festival Line Up Announced
Join us for our biggest festival ever, starring: Shelf, Rosie Jones, Olaf Falafel, Marcel Lucont & MORE!
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The Kids Gala Preview Show
Join us for our first ever Kids Gala Preview show, hosted by the one and only Bec Hill! Watch out for a superb line-up to be announced soon. Tickets are £8.50 each or £30 for a group of four.
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Laugh Academy is back!
The dedicated half-term comedy school for aspiring stand-ups is back for 2024! With a full week of workshops we will develop young people’s skills and give them an experience of performing live comedy. No experience necessary!
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Leicester Comedy Festival ON SALE NOW!
Europe's largest comedy festival returns for its 31st year - and it's bigger than ever! This ones for the parents (sorry kids!)
The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival celebrated its FIFTH birthday in 2023, and boy – did we have a party! The festival saw engagement with more schools and communities than ever before, record attendances, and showcased hundreds of hilarious children through Loving Laughing, Laugh Academy and Joke Spot.
So THANK YOU. None of this would be half as fun without the support of our audiences, partners, local schools, libraries, and the comedians and practitioners who support the festival. Thank you so much for continuing to support the festival and our charity Big Difference – if you are able to support us with a donation, we would be very grateful, you can donate here.
This year we have a record breaking number of shows – 25% more than last year! Our full programme is available to view here – or – you can pick up a copy of the brochure in a shop or café near you! An online version of the brochure can also be accessed here.
We remain committed to making sure The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival continues to grow and to be a massive celebration of British comedy. We can’t wait to see you in 2024, for another year of fun. Save the date!
The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival – 7-25 February 2024
We have several continuing projects where you can get involved so click on the links below to read more and get in touch with us to register your interest.
Loving Laughing is an annual showcase of the comedic talents of primary school children, as part of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival.
Laugh Academy is a dedicated half-term programme for aspiring teenagers to develop their skills and experience of performing live comedy with a showcase at the end of the week.
Joke Spot is a pop-up, interactive, touring activity ideal for anyone under 18 who wants to know what it’s like to be a comedy performer.