The Best in Live Comedy right here in Bristol
The Comedy Box is one of the longest running provincial comedy venues in the UK. It was founded in Bristol in 1994 and has operated out of the upstairs events room of the Hen & Chicken in Southville, Bristol since 1998.
The Comedy Box is proud to have hosted many of the top names in comedy, including Al Murray, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Omid Djalili, Bill Bailey, Peter Kay, Rhod Gilbert and many, many more.
We specialise in looking out for the next big talent. No-one can know who will become a household name within a year, but you can be sure we will be doing our best to promote them to help them get there.
Generally speaking, all Comedy Box events at venues we utilise have unallocated seating. However, many (but not all) weekend events at the Hen & Chicken incorporate table seating, so these seats will be allocated on arrival, meaning that customers will be sat together where possible.
Private & Corporate Comedy Shows
You may want to host a private or corporate (ie. not public) event at our venue at the Hen & Chicken in Bristol. While most of our public shows at the Hen & Chicken take place on Fridays and Saturdays, this potentially leaves the rest of the week available to host private or corporate shows.
The upstairs venue at the Hen & Chicken, situated in the south Bristol suburb of Southville, is perfect for stand-up comedy. The capacity can be up to 150 if the room is set up cabaret style with table seating, or up to 200 if it is theatre-style in rows. The stage is perfectly visible from all points in the room and with four PA speakers suspended from the ceiling it has the best sound system for performances dedicated to the spoken word. We also have facilities for multi-media presentations and live music.