Comedy Carnival


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

No, there are no mandatory restrictions in place at Comedy Carnival. However, there is hand sanitiser available in the venue and masks available for any customers who request them.

In Leicester Square, doors open at 7pm, the show runs from 8pm to 10pm and there is a night club afterwards from 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. Student tickets are available for half price on Thursdays and discounted students tickets are available on 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 and Party Package tickets include reserved seating.

You can buy Show & Dinner or Party Package 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 can not 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 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 half price student tickets on Thursdays and discounted student tickets on 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 and Party Package tickets are pre-allocated together. Alternatively, you can arrive as early as possible. Customers with reserved seats included in Show & Dinner and Party Package 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 although smart casual dress is suggested for the night club afterwards. Trainers and jeans are permitted as part of smart casual dress.

There are cloakrooms at Leicester Square and Clapham. There is no cloakroom at Covent Garden.

Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden has both disabled access and disabled facilities.
Bar Rumba in Leicester Square does not have disabled access or facilities.
Infernos in Clapham has both disabled access and disabled facilities.

After the show, Leicester Square and Clapham ticket holders are allowed entry to the nightclub (except on New Years Eve). There is no nightclub at Covent Garden.

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 video to [email protected]

The closest car park to Bar Rumba is the Q-Park Chinatown Carpark at 20 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7PR.

The closest car park to Seven Dials Club is the NCP Covent Garden, Parker Street, Parker Mews, London, WC2B 5NT.

The closest car park to Infernos is the Sainsbury’s Car Park, open until 11pm and accessed from Clapham Park Road, SW4 7EE. Street parking is available on side streets around Infernos, such as Stonhouse St.