The Comedy Store Manchester


The Comedy Store Manchester is the hub of live stand-up comedy in the city.

The venue brand was made famous by the original branch The Comedy Store London before moving up North in 2000. Regular nights including The Comedy Store's famous King Gong Show on the first Sunday of every month, while Thursdays see four acts take to the stage. On Fridays and Saturdays, there are three shows showcasing five world-class comedians. To avoid disappointment, booking is required as these weekend shows sell out!

Add a two-course meal at the restaurant for just £11 on Thursdays and £17 on Fridays and Saturdays. 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. 


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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  • Smart Casual, Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:30 18:00
Tuesday 10:30 18:00
Wednesday 10:30 18:00
Thursday 10:30 0:00
Friday 10:30 2:00
Saturday 11:30 2:00
Sunday 11:30 0:00



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


Deansgate Locks

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Customer Reviews (4)

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 Venue  The iconic ‘The Comedy Store’ sign…