Curve Challenge 2024

Would you like to take on a challenge and have fun, all while helping raise valuable funds for Curve?

Support our mission to ensure all young people can enjoy and participate in theatre, regardless of their background or financial circumstances by joining us to take on a variety of challenges on Sunday 13 October 2024.

Curve Run Challenge

Take part in the Curve Run Challenge at this year’s Run Leicester Half Marathon and 10km.

Free places for both the 10km and half marathon runs are available for anyone who can commit to raising a minimum of £150 for Curve.

Register to support Curve through the Run Challenge by completing this form.

You can read full Terms and Conditions for the Run Leicester Half Marathon and 10km here.

Curve dance challenge

If running isn’t your thing, you can enter the Curve Dance Challenge. Dance in our foyer from 1 to 9 hours, facilitated by members of the Curve team who will help to keep you enthused and motivated throughout with a specially curated playlist of high-energy hits.

Entry is £3 for Under 16s and £5 for adults. Sponsorship from friends and family – who are also welcome to take part or join as spectators – is strongly encouraged!

The Curve Dance Challenge will be suitable for all ages and abilities.

To support Curve through the Dance Challenge complete this form for each person taking part. You’ll also find the full Terms and Conditions within the form.

Curve Challenge - your way!

Alternatively, we’d love for you to create your own sponsored challenge – from abseiling, baking, canoeing, swimming, walking to roller skating or even knitting!  Set your challenge, let us know and help us raise vital funds to make sure all young people can benefit from engaging with theatre.

Let us know how you plan to raise money for Curve and receive fundraising tips from our team by emailing

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Curve Challenge and supporting our work, please contact our team by emailing [email protected]

Why your support matters

As a registered charity (no. 230708), your support helps us to enrich the lives of everyone who lives, works and learns in Leicester, Leicestershire and beyond.

We want all young people to enjoy and participate in theatre, regardless of their background or financial circumstances. The funds you raise will create free places for young people taking part in our Curve Youth and Community Company (CYCC) groups. Our CYCC groups – Act, Dance, Musical Theatre, Kids and Technical Theatre – are weekly workshops that run across the year. They support young people to:

  • Develop their leadership and teamwork skills
  • Increase their self-confidence and resilience
  • Improve their well-being 
  • Use their voice and share their stories 
  • Perform on-stage at Curve and at other venues and events

Every year, over 40% of our CYCC places are offered free of charge. This is really important in a city where many families face high costs and fewer opportunities to participate in the arts. Through your support we can offer even more young people the opportunity to take part in outstanding creative opportunities, express themselves and – most importantly – have fun!

“As a single parent and Universal Credit recipient, the bursary is vital to me. I am a key worker and every penny of my wages counts. The bursary makes CYCC accessible to us, when it otherwise wouldn’t be. Without it [they] would have missed out on one of the most rewarding experiences of [their] life so far.” Parent of CYCC participant  

Being granted a bursary means so much to our family, it’s given my children stability and confidence … Curve is like an extended family; I feel confident that they are safe and happy in a loving environment. Thank you for supporting our family.” – Parent of CYCC participant


To learn more about our Curve Youth and Community Companies, click here.

Find out more about the impact of our work with young people by watching this video: