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.

Concession tickets can be booked with one valid photo ID, PER TICKET. These are bookable with the following ID that must be shown on entry to avoid being charged extra - Blue Light 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.

Please email [email protected] for information on carer tickets

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

Can I buy tickets on the door?

Yes, if we have not sold out in advance. You will still 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.

Concession tickets are not always available 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. Over the years we have booked the likes of Paul Sinha, Jon Richardson, Romesh Ranganathan, Jonny Vegas, Shaun Walsh, Ed Byrne, but 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?

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 and Reading venues will allocate seating prior 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 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 ( 7pm show in Nottingham/ Leicester finishes at 8.45pm) 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 Rosie's 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 stays open upstairs

Nottingham - The bar closes and the venue closes

Reading - Free entry into Popworld downstairs

Melbourne Hall - Its home time

Are people allowed to talk during the performances?

No. Why would you ask that? 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 due to venue licence conditions

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/ tracksuits.

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 dedicated car park that is sign posted on route. Blue Badge parking is available.

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.