How do I book tickets?

Tickets can be booked online from Justthetonic.com. Click on the show you would like to go to then simply use the + and - symbols to select how many tickets you'd like to purchase. We regret we are unable to take bookings over the phone. The booking system is linked to SEE tickets which is who you make the booking with..

Concession tickets can be booked with valid photo ID, PER TICKET. These are bookable with the following ID that must be shown on entry to avoide being charged extra - Blue Ligh Card, Emergency Services, Military, Student and Over 65's.

are the venues accessible?

Birmingham and Reading have lifts for customers to use upto the first floor if required. They both have around 20-30 steps upto the first floor.

Nottingham is fully accessible to the main performance room from the front door. Due to the capacity please inform us if you will be attending in a wheelchair, this will then be adjusted accordingly.

Leicester has around 15 steps down to its basement floor which is where the show takes place. There is no lift.

Melbourne Hall shows are accessible with Blue badge parking that does not need to be pre booked.

How do I collect my tickets?

Your tickets will be issued via email as an attachment and they do tend to find their way to spam/ junk folders quite easily. You do not need to print your tickets, lets save some trees and just show them on your phone on arrival. Each ticket has a seperate barcode to be scanned, please have these ready on arrival to save a delay.

Please ensure you input your email correctly when booking.

You can download your tickets again via this link - https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

Can I buy tickets on the door?

Yes if we have not sold out in advance.. You need to buy these via our website, you cannot turn up and pay by cash or card. This is not advisable for groups of 4 or more.

Conession tickets are not always avaible on the day of the show and it is advised to pre book those.

What kind of acts can I expect to see?

We pride ourselves on our great comedy line-ups. In the last year we've had Milton Jones, Russell Howard, Reginald D.Hunter, Jon Richardson, Seann Walsh, Ed Byrne, Paul Sinha, Romesh Ranganathan and loads more. There are also plenty of people you won't have heard of who are also excellent and worth the ticket price.

Do the venues serve food?

Derby - Annie's Burger shack serves some of the best food around, pre booking advised

Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Reading - Do not serve Food

Melbourne Hall - Tasty food served on site in the gardens via external food vans.

Can I reserve seats?

Edinburgh, Leicester and Nottingham are non reserved thearte style seating - No tables

Birmingham, Derby (Annie's Burger Shack) and Reading venues will allocate seating proir to doors opening.

Melbourne Hall - Depending on your ticket type at the time of purchase you will have been pre allocated tickets or unreserved seating

How is the venue laid out?

Edinburgh, Leicester, Melbourne Hall, Nottingham - The venues are set out in cabaret style with chairs

Birmingham, Derby (Annie's Burger Shack) and Reading are seated at tables

What time does the show start/finish?

We detail the times that each venue opens and the last entry time on the show listing. Each venue is different so please check when booking. Please ensure you are there on time to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. Again, the show finish time is different for each venue but it is usually at around 10.00pm-10:30pm depending on the show/night. Reading finishes approx 9.45pm as it starts earlier.

WHAT happens after the shows?

Birmingham - Your ticket gets you free entry to Rosies nightclub with various music played in all the rooms. You will need to leave your tables and move to another room whilst the room you are in is cleared away

Leicester -The bar closes stays open for one more drink.

Nottingham - The bar closes and the venue closes

Reading - Free entry into Popworld downstairs

Melbourne Hall - Its home time!

Derby - Annie's Burger Shack - Stay for one more drink

Are people allowed to talk during the performances?

No. We don't allow people to talk or heckle whilst the acts are on. If people are talking we ask them to be quiet and if they refuse we will ask them to leave, because we understand that you don't want your night ruined by a few people catching up over a pint rather than listening to some great comedy,

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, our shows are strictly 18 plus unless otherwise stated in the show description.

Is there a dress code?

All venues have a smart/ casual dress code. Jeans are fine, Smart clean trainers are fine. No baseball caps/ hats.

do the venues have car parking?

The venues are nearly all city centre locations so they dont have parking. We suggest looking at the Parkopedia website to find local parking if you are not local to the venue as it also has prices listed. Please search 'Parkopedia' in google.

Melbourne Hall has a dedictae car park that is sign posted on route. Blud Badge parking is avavible.

I'm an act, how do I go about getting a spot with you?

We occasionally offer trial spots to acts who have a minimum of 2 years gigging history. These are spots designed for acts ready to move into paid weekend gigs only, not just stage time.
You must have a solid 20 minutes which can be seen via video clip in a busy venue. To apply for a spot and more information please email [email protected] with all relevant gigging history from the last 3 years, up to 3 clips and any bio/ quotes. Please use the subject header - Open Spot trial Leicester

your question not answered here?

If we haven't manage to answer your question on this page, please either send us a message to [email protected] or call us on 020 3740 3700 between 10am-2pm Monday to Friday and leave a message (inc which venue you are visting) and we will get back to you.

You're probably the best comedy club in the country, how do you do it?

Well shucks, thanks for that, we just try our best to bring you the best acts for the best price week after week.