The Comedy Store Manchester

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The Comedy Store Manchester is the hub of live stand up comedy in Manchester. The venue brand was made famous by the original branch The Comedy Store London before moving up North in 2000. Acts such as Paul Merton, Julian Clary and Tim Clark celebrated the opening and now the venue has extremely popular regular nights including The Comedy Store's famous "King Gong Show" on the first Sunday of every month. Every Thursday the club hosts stand up Thursday, with four acts performing making it a great pre-weekend evening out. On Fridays and Saturdays there are three shows (8pm Fridays, 7pm & 9:30pm on Saturdays) showcasing five world class comedians. To avoid disappointment, booking is required as these weekend shows sell out!

Add a two course meal to your show ticket for just £10 on Thursday and £14 on weekends in The Comedy Stores restaurant. The a la carte menu includes a simple but strong selection of starters and mains including steak and ale pies, fish cakes, and a "catch of the day". Less formal dining is available at the bar, with Pizza, Pasta, Burgers and sharing options and bar snacks available. 

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Stand Up Thursday

Stand Up Thursday

Every Thursday

Three of the finest comedians plus an open spot take to the stage and perform extended sets. A great value midweek...


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Ticket required
Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Smart Casual, Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
10:30 18:00
10:30 18:00
10:30 18:00
10:30 00:00
10:30 02:00
11:30 02:00
11:30 00:00


The Comedy Store Manchester
Arches 3 and 4 Deansgate Locks Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5LH

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.70
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £3.70
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.25
Bottle of House Wine £16.00
Bottle of Champagne £38.00

This venue serves British, Pub Food and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
A simple menu including steak and ale pies, fish cakes, and a "catch of the day". Less formal dinning is available at the bar, with Pizza, Pasta, Burgers and sharing options and bar snacks available.

Our Review

The Comedy Store - Manchester Bar Review

The Comedy Store - Manchester Bar Review

Casting its satirical eye over the usual swarm of boozers on Deansgate Locks is the one, the only… The Comedy Store, Manchester. We went to see one of their Best in Stand Up shows, and, ladies and gents, it was a right good laugh. The...

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This place is proper decent for comedy. Went to one of their Friday night shows and the stand-up guys were really good. One of them wasn't as great but for a tenner can't go wrong
01 Oct 2015 by

Spent my uni years up in Manc and it will always be my favourite City. Definitely one too many nights at the Comedy Store but they know what the deal is with on point comedy and it's such a good shout being affordable etc. Always look to head back whenever i'm up North
18 Aug 2015 by

Great place with some really good deals on. Of course with comedy you're not always guaranteed to laugh though most comics here are great.
17 Sep 2013 by

Came here mid-week to support a friend who was performing at the gong show. really friendly atmosphere and the other acts we're great too. Ticket prices not bad for a comedy club, and would definitely go again!
04 Feb 2013 by

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