Newcastle has a rich, popular and thriving comedy scene with many venues around the city entertaining audiences every night of the week. You can enjoy some of the top comedians in the country, alongside top upcoming acts, and local talent in the heart of Newcastle City Centre.
Comedians tend to go where they can get a “gig”, rather than sticking to one venue, so it’s worth checking out all of the venues listed below to find out the latest lineups for upcoming performances and the most popular nights. You can often get tickets on the door, but for well-known comedians, it’s important that you buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment on the night.
The Hyena Comedy Club hosts a mixture of comedy nights and musical performances. You can watch comedy performances on a Friday and Saturday night and enjoy a meal at the same time, while being entertained by some of the top comedians in the country.
More information: The Hyena Comedy Club Website.
The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club
The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club is a north-east based company that operates comedy nights at venues right around the region, including many in Newcastle. The comedy club has performances on every night of the week at various venues around the city, which showcase top headline acts from around the globe alongside the hottest local talent.
More information: The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club Website.
The Stand Comedy Club
The Stand is a full-time comedy club with branches in Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The comedy club attracts some of the top comedians from around the world with a jam-packed daily schedule. The live comedy is varied at The Stand with a mixture of established performers and newcomers sharing the stage each night. Each night has a different structure: some are purely for newcomers, whilst a Saturday is the most expensive and popular, with top national comedians entertaining visitors. It is located in Newcastle City Centre.
More information: The Stand Comedy Club Website.
Newcastle City Hall
Newcastle City Hall is a fantastic, multipurpose concert hall, located in Newcastle City Centre. The venue is utilised by the local community, as well as hosting many popular music and classical artists, as well as stand-up and comedy acts. The top comedians in the country persistently use this venue for sell-out performances. It is recommended that you always book ahead because local people snap up tickets for high profile performers very quickly.
More information: Newcastle City Hall Website.
Newcastle Theatre Royal is a fantastic, top entertainment venue in the city, which is primarily focused on musicals, dance, and opera, but they do play host to some top comedians, on occasions, so it’s worth checking their Whats On to see the latest upcoming comedy shows.
More information: Theatre Royal Website.