FAQs

How can I book tickets?

You can book your ticket from the Gullivers website here.

All tickets are free to book. If you would like to support Blizzard financially, there will be a bucket collection of cash donations on the day of the show. You can also donate to our PayPal or support us on Patreon.

How do I collect my tickets?

You can choose how to collect your tickets when you book them. You can either print your eticket out at home or collect them at the box office.

Can I buy tickets on the door?

As long as the show isn’t sold out, absolutely.C

What time do you open?

7.30pm

How long do your shows last?

The shows should finish around 10pm.

Can I still get in if the show has started?

Of course. We’ll have someone at the door to get your discreetly to your seat.

Do you have disabled access?

Yes. We go to great lengths to ensure that our show is accessible as possible. This means our venue is accessible to wheelchairs and powerchairs, and has accessible toilets. For more information, you can visit the venue website.

We also keep a supply of earbuds readily available for anyone sensitive to loud noises. We’re aiming to introduce a British Sign Language interpreter.

If you think there is some way we could make Blizzard more accessible, please do let us know via our Contact Us page.

Is there a bar?

Yes.

Does the venue serve food?

Just bar snacks.

Can I bring my own food?

Please don’t.

Is heckling allowed?

No. We want our show to be a comfortable place for our acts as well as our audience. This means no abuse from either side. We want Blizzard to be a platform for marginalised voices, including acts from minority backgrounds and new acts who might not have a lot of comedy experience. We don’t want these people who have put a lot of effort into putting on a great show feel unappreciated or bullied.

Will I get picked on if I sit near the front?

Absolutely not. We’re not saying that there will never be any audience participation, but it will always be on your own terms and we will never book an act that bullies an audience member for cheap laughs.

Why did you feel the need to run a ‘safe space’ comedy night?

I conceived the idea for Blizzard comedy about half a year ago and have had an overwhelmingly positive response from comedy fans and performers alike. The comedy scene in Manchester is one of the best in the country, and it’s a shame that so many comedy fans don’t get to experience any of it due to anxieties about being picked on, or venues not meeting an audience’s access requirements, or in some thankfully rare cases the risk of being subjected to racist, sexist, homo/transphobic, classist, ablist, etc. “Comedy”.

How can I support Blizzard?

First and foremost, by coming to shows! Even if you can’t afford to support us financially, a like and share on any of our social media channels goes way further than you might imagine, so please do tell your friends how much fun you have with us.

Although the show is free, we accept donations at the end of the show that go towards the costs of running it. We also accept donations via PayPal and anyone who wants to offer ongoing support can visit our Patreon page.

We also sell merchandise at our shows and online.

What do you do with the money raised by each gig?

Firstly, we pay all of our acts. We also need money to cover general admin costs. Things like having a nice website, a user-friendly ticketing service and other things that make our lives easier all cost money to get right. Money can also ensure that our show is as accessible as possible. This ranges from keeping plenty of earplugs around for people who are sensitive to loud noises to hiring BSL interpreters so that people with hearing impairments can enjoy the show too.

We also make an effort to support local charities who do good in the community, whether that is through cultural initiatives like our own or making a direct impact on the lives of the less fortunate.

How can I get a gig at Blizzard?

Email a short video of your comedy to jonny@blizzardcomedy.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.