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The Big Difference Venue

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The Big Difference Venue

The Big Difference venue is an independent music, comedy, arts venue and bar in the heart of Leicester City Centre.The venue showcases the best of the comedy and music circuit, as well as exciting new talent and local performers.

Previously the site of The Cookie venue, the Big Difference was opened in 2020 by the team which runs the annual Leicester Comedy Festivals and is managed by Big Difference Productions Ltd.

It is currently open at weekends from 5pm - Midnight and is planning an exciting series of events in 2022 and beyond.

The Big Difference venue is also available for private hire, be it company events, meetings or private parties. It is fully licensed for alcohol and entertainment between the hours of 11am-midnight.  The venue has a capacity of 250 people across 3 floors (Basement Venue/Bar Area/Mezzanine].  Full audio visual facilities are available and can be managed by our team of technicians. 

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Key Information

High Street, LEICESTER, Leicestershire, LE1 5YP

Tel: +44 (0) 116 261 6812

Opening Times

Open for performances (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday17:00 - 00:00
Open for private hire (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday11:00 - 00:00
Friday - Saturday11:00 - 01:00
Sunday11:00 - 00:00

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Saturday, 8 June 2024 - Saturday, 8 June 2024

Saturday, 15 June 2024 - Saturday, 15 June 2024

Saturday, 22 June 2024 - Saturday, 22 June 2024

Saturday, 29 June 2024 - Saturday, 29 June 2024

Saturday, 6 July 2024 - Saturday, 6 July 2024

Saturday, 13 July 2024 - Saturday, 13 July 2024

Saturday, 20 July 2024 - Saturday, 20 July 2024

Saturday, 27 July 2024 - Saturday, 27 July 2024

Saturday, 3 August 2024 - Saturday, 3 August 2024

Saturday, 10 August 2024 - Saturday, 10 August 2024

Saturday, 17 August 2024 - Saturday, 17 August 2024

Saturday, 24 August 2024 - Saturday, 24 August 2024

Saturday, 31 August 2024 - Saturday, 31 August 2024

Saturday, 7 September 2024 - Saturday, 7 September 2024

Saturday, 14 September 2024 - Saturday, 14 September 2024

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Sunday, 19 May 2024 - Sunday, 19 May 2024

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Friday, 6 December 2024 - Friday, 6 December 2024

Saturday, 7 December 2024 - Saturday, 7 December 2024

Thursday, 12 December 2024 - Thursday, 12 December 2024

Friday, 13 December 2024 - Friday, 13 December 2024

Saturday, 14 December 2024 - Saturday, 14 December 2024

Thursday, 19 December 2024 - Thursday, 19 December 2024

Friday, 20 December 2024 - Friday, 20 December 2024

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Sunday, 12 May 2024 - Sunday, 12 May 2024

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Friday, 18 October 2024 - Friday, 18 October 2024

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