The Comedy Store – Arches 3 & 4, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5LH map
- The Comedy Store is Manchester’s premier comedy club, hosting some of the biggest names in UK stand-up. Whilst you’ll need tickets to see the comedians on stage in the 500-seater auditorium, anyone can visit the bar or grab a bite to eat. The walls are lined with photo’s of famous comedians to have played the venue (and it’s elder London sister). And whilst the drinks aren’t the cheapest, it does have one of the most welcoming and upbeat atmospheres of any of the bars on The Locks. Before performances and during the interval, the bar can become extremely packed, particularly on a Saturday night when there are two performances (8pm and 11:30pm) and it’s often fun to people watch as some famous faces mingle amongst the crowds. When the comedians are on stage though, it gets a lot quieter as the masses takes to their seat and passers by probably don’t realise they can visit without a ticket. Down a spiral staircase, The Comedy Store also offers a more intimate seating area and a stage used for smaller shows and the occassional music concert.
- Live Comedy
- Live Music
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