• Food and Drink

    This year’s festival will be bursting with a great range of bars and a hand-picked selection of food and coffee vendors. This year, we have scrumptious stalls from local Mexican food legends Los Amigos, comfort-food specialists Warm and Toastie, supremely tasty curries from Gopal’s, and more!

  • Festival Timings

    Weds 6th June: 6pm - 10.30pm
    Thurs 7th June: 6pm - 10.30pm
    Fri 8th June: 6pm - 10.30pm
    Sat 9th June: 1pm - 10.30pm
    Sun 10th June: 6pm - 10.30pm

  • Festival Site

    You must have a valid ticket to gain entry to the Comedy Garden. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the on site Box Office on the evening of the show, depending on availability.

    Please respect our traders and do not try and bring food or drink into the Comedy Garden.

    All our bars operate the Challenge 25 scheme. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, please bring ID!

  • 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 Stall tickets are sold as unreserved which means you can choose where you sit when you arrive.

    Our event takes place in the glorious summertime! Please be prepared for being seated in a warm tent.

  • Group Bookings

    If you would like purchase more than 20 tickets please contact us and we will help you with the necessary arrangements.

  • Accessibility

    The Comedy Garden is totally accessible; wheelchair spaces with a free carer ticket are available through our online ticketing partner. Please contact us ahead of your show if you have any special requirements and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. While the Comedy Garden is in full swing our Front of House Team will be on hand to assist you in anyway they can.

    Find more information on Blue Badge parking here

    Please do not try and bring any animals into the Comedy Garden, only guide dogs are permitted.

    You can call SEE Tickets to make an access booking on 0871 220 0260 or 0115 896 0030, these bookings can also be made online.

  • Work With Us

    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 venues 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 need to be available for every shift during the festival.

    Join us in a volunteer capacity! As a volunteer, you will be given one scrumptious hot meal per shift and as many (non-alcoholic) drinks as you need. You will be expected to work at least three shifts (approx. four hours with breaks) throughout the Comedy Garden, with full availability from 6th June to 10th June regarded very highly. You must be over 16 to apply.

    Watch this space for more details to apply, or email hannah@57festivals.com if you have any questions.