• FAQs
    • Do I need to print my tickets? You will need a physical or electronic copy of your ticket for scanning at the entrance to the festival.

    • I haven’t received an email with my tickets on them, what should I do? First, check your spam! If you have no luck there contact your ticket provider directly (SEE Tickets are our primary provider). Have ready all of your booking information and they will be able to send you through your tickets.

    • Is there an age limit? Yes. The festival has an age limit of 18+. You may be refused entry if our staff think you are under 18, so please bring ID if you’re concerned. We do not offer refunds to ticket-holders who are denied entry. Apologies to all you younger comedy fans out there!

    • You’re sold out! Where can I apply for returns? Check our facebook page. Anyone who can’t make it to a gig may try to pass on their tickets via our facebook page. Do not buy tickets from external sources as they may not be accepted on the door.

    • I need to organise the babysitter - what exact time is my favourite comedian performing? We do not give out specific timings of comedians. Your tickets however will provide information on the festival open and show start times and we estimate that our multi-bill shows last approximately 2.5 hours.

    • Can I bring my dog / cat / parrot? Unfortunately not. Assistance animals are welcome, but please contact info@bristolcomedygarden.co.uk ahead of your show to organise.

    • I have booked for more than one show in one day - how do I guarantee entry to the venue without having to re-enter? Please alert a member of staff when you arrive if you are seeing more than one show in a day, and they can check your tickets and give you the correct credentials so you don’t have to leave and re-enter the festival again. You will still need to vacate the venue itself between shows though.

    • I’m running late, is this a problem? Latecomers will be admitted to the Big Top after the next interval - so please try and arrive in plenty of time to catch all the glorious comedy!

    • Can I bring a picnic? Afraid not. We ask that you respect our traders and do not try and bring food or drink into the festival, if you do you will be asked to leave it outside. But worry not, we’ve lined up an array of bars and delicious street-food eateries to satisfy all possible palettes.

    • Cash or card? We accept card and cash payments at the Box Office and across our bars, most of our food vendors will also accept card payments as well, of course, as cash!

  • Festival Timings

    Weds 3 July: 6pm - 10:30pm
    Thurs 4 July: 6pm - 10:30pm
    Fri 5 July: 6pm - 10:30pm
    Sat 6 July: 3:15pm - 10:30pm
    Sun 7 July: 3:15pm - 10.30pm

    Please check your tickets for your show start times, all shows last approximately 2.5 hours with intervals.

  • The Big Top Venue

    The Big Top is a fully seated venue. There are two types of tickets; Front Stalls and Rear Stalls. The Front Stalls are allocated and positioned closest to the stage and therefore the action. All Rear Stalls tickets are sold as unreserved which means Front of House staff will guide you to the most appropriate seats once inside the venue.

  • Group Bookings

    If you would like purchase 20 tickets or more please get in touch and we’ll help you with the necessary arrangements.

    Please contact info@bristolcomedygarden.co.uk with GROUP BOOKING in the subject line and we’ll be in touch soon.

  • Accessibility

    The festival site and Big Top venue are accessible and our access tickets are sold with a free essential companion ticket through our online ticketing partner SEE Tickets.  If you have any questions relating to your booking or special requirements please contact info@bristolcomedygarden.co.uk with ACCESS in the subject line and we’ll be in touch soon. If you prefer to call please contact SEE Tickets on the numbers below and they will liaise with us on your behalf. While the festival is in full swing our Front of House team will be on hand to assist you in anyway they can.

    SEE Customer Services can be reached on 0871 220 0260 (open 24/7, calls cost 13p per minute plus network charges)

  • Work With Us - Front Of House

    Join our Front of House Team and get in on all the hilarious action. You’ll be the first point of contact with our lovely audiences so good communication skills and a friendly attitude are a must. Working with the Front of House Manager you’ll be responsible for getting our audiences to the right place at the right time, making sure the shows run on time and keeping the venue running smoothly. You should be confident, good with people, alert and interested in the programme and event you’re representing. This role is very active and a lot of fun, you should enjoy dealing with lots of people and manage all this with a level head.

    You will be expected to work all of the shifts throughout the Comedy Garden; you must be over 16 to apply.

    If you’re interested, please email hannah@57festivals.com with your CV and these completed forms.

    BCG 19 FoH Job Application.pdf

    Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form-c6967a.docx

  • Work With Us - Bar Staff

    We’re looking for friendly, confident and hard working people to come and work on our bars during the Comedy Garden. Previous bar experience is essential and you must be over 18. You’ll be part of the team and enjoy all the perks that go with that. In return you’ll be punctual, reliable and ready to hop to action at any given moment.

    This is a paid role. You’ll be expected to work all of the shifts during the Comedy Garden.

    If you’re interested please send your name, contact details and CV to sparkleandspirit@outlook.com with BCG BAR CREW in the subject line.

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