On The Night

The Southport Comedy Festival takes place in a luxury marquee in Victoria Park courtesy of Elite Marquees Ltd.


Free on-site car parking is available on the night for Southport Comedy Festival ticket holders. Entry for pedestrians is via the Esplanade Entrance to Victoria Park, PR8 1RX. The Car Park entrance is opposite the Park and Ride on the Esplanade (see map below)

There are a limited number of spaces for Blue Badge holders closer to the venue. These spaces are unreserved and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please show your badge to the car park marshall on arrival and you will be directed to the disabled car park.


The Park will be open to the festival audience 1 hour before the evening performance start time (please check your ticket carefully so you are aware of times). Please note the earlier start time of Jason Manford 8th October and Ben Elton 9th October of 7:30pm all other festival shows start at 8:00pm.

Food and Drink

Food will be available pre show and at the interval to purchase. More information will be made available on our website venue page leading up to the festival. You can also contact us via our website should you need more information.

There be a fully licensed bar courtesy of Elite Marquees. Snacks and hot drinks are also available from the bar.

Check in

The Marquee is fully seated, seating is unreserved. Doors open 1 hour before the show, please arrive in plenty of time to avoid long queues. Where possible all members of your group should arrive for check-in together. There is ample space outside of the venue for you to arrange to meet.

Once inside Victoria Park signs will direct you to the Marquee where the performance takes place.

Before entering the marquee please have your tickets ready for check in.

The reselling of tickets is strictly forbidden under any circumstances. Only tickets sold through official channels will be honoured on the night.

For customers who bought their ticket via Skiddle. Your eticket barcode can be scanned directly from your phone. Please download your ticket before the event. Instructions for downloading the App or obtaining a pdf of your tickets were included in your confirmation email from Skiddle.

For tickets bought through SEE tickets and Ticket Master. We will have a list of customers at the check-in desk. We will need the name of the person who bought the tickets and a copy of your confirmation email as proof of purchase.

You will be given wrist bands to wear to allow re-entry during intervals.

The lovely people at the Waterfront Southport Hotel have a special offer for festival attendees. Use the code EVENTBB to get a 20% discount on your room when booking directly on their website: www.waterfrontsouthporthotel.co.uk

Please note, proof of your Southport Comedy Festival ticket may be required when checking into the hotel to access the discounted rate on the date of the event. If proof of purchase is not shown, the rate will revert to the best available rate.

Performance Copyright

It is a condition of entry that ticket holders agree not to photograph, film, record or stream any part of the performance. Anyone found to be doing so will be asked to leave and will not be granted re-entry.

For full Terms and Conditions please see the website.