Comedy Carnival


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Comedy Carnival here.

No. All shows will proceed as planned this weekend. Please note that, as per the ticketing T&Cs, date changes or refunds are not permitted unless a show is cancelled.

There are no mandatory restrictions in place at our Leicester Square or Covent Garden venues.

In Leicester Square, doors open at 7pm and the show runs from 8pm to 10pm. At Covent Garden, doors open at 7.30pm and the show runs from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Booking tickets online is the easiest way. Simply choose the date you would like to attend and click ‘Book Tickets’. You can book tickets right up until the show starts.

Standard tickets are £16 on Thursday, £18 on Friday and £20 on Saturday. Discounted student tickets are available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Yes. All tickets are seated, with seating allocated on arrival. Seating is pre-allocated together for larger bookings, of six people or more. Show & Dinner tickets include reserved seating.

You can buy Show & Dinner tickets which include reserved seating, pre-allocated by our show managers.

No. You can only buy tickets online. Groups of 20 or more can call or email us to receive an invoice which is payable by bank transfer and excludes booking fees.

The booking fee for tickets purchased online is less than 10% of the ticket cost. Group bookings made directly through us carry no booking fee.

You do not need to pick up tickets. You will be sent a confirmation email with an e-ticket and your booking reference number. Simply show your e-ticket or give your booking reference number and name on the door for admission.

We cannot admit anyone under 18 years of age because of license conditions. All customers must be able to provide valid photo ID for entry. We reserve the right to refuse admission if we believe a person is intoxicated and not fit to watch the show.

Yes. Our behaviour policy applies to all customers to ensure that everyone can listen to, and enjoy, the show. Talking or disruptive behaviour, including the use of mobile phones, is not permitted during the performance. Behaviour likely to cause disruption or nuisance may result in those responsible being asked to leave the venue.

Definitely not. In the past, some people considered heckling part of live comedy but today it is tiresome for the comedians and audience members and it is not what people have paid to see. Anyone persistently disrupting the show will be asked to leave the venue.

We do not take stag or all male parties. Hen parties are permitted provided they have read and agreed to our behaviour policy. We ask that all parties respect other members of the audience who are there to enjoy the show.

There is no food available at the venue, however, we offer Show & Dinner tickets which include dinner at a nearby restaurant before the show.

We have discounted student tickets on Thursdays and Fridays (a valid student ID must be presented). We also offer 2-for-1 tickets for NHS staff, with a valid NHS ID. Click here for NHS discount information.

No. Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned as per our Terms and Conditions. If an event is rescheduled or cancelled, you will be notified by phone or email. For rescheduled events, customers will be offered tickets of equivalent value. For cancelled events, customers will be offered tickets to alternative events (subject to availability).

Groups of 20 or more can avoid booking fees by booking directly with us and paying their invoice by bank transfer.

Show & Dinner tickets are pre-allocated together. Alternatively, you can arrive as early as possible. Customers with reserved seats included in Show & Dinner tickets must arrive no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Unclaimed reserved seats will be released before the scheduled start time.

In most cases, yes. We recommend arriving at the venue no later than 7.45pm. Latecomers who arrive just before, or after, the show starts may have their seats reallocated. Latecomers may also be held at the bar until a suitable time to seat them or until the interval.

No, there is no dress code for the show.

There is a cloakroom at Leicester Square. There is no cloakroom at Covent Garden.

Both venues are fully accessible, with both disabled access and disabled facilities. If you have access requirements, please contact us ahead of your visit, to ensure we can reserve accessible seating for you.

Comedy Carnival does not offer open spots and only hosts experienced professional comedians. We offer limited shorter spots on Thursday for newer acts with a few years experience. Interested acts should send a CV and a video to