FAQs

When is the Wells Comedy Festival?
The fourth Wells Comedy Festival will take place May 25-27 2018.

When will tickets go on sale?
Tickets for all shows are on sale nowJoin the mailing list to be the first to know of any further announcements.

Do I buy a ticket for the whole weekend or individual shows?
Each show is ticketed separately, so you can decide exactly how many shows you want to see.

How many venues are there?
Six! See our venues page for a map and the full addresses.

How long does a show last?
Unless otherwise stated, each show lasts an hour, and they start and end at the same time, so you can nip between venues. There are a few shows – including the Gala shows and Limmy’s Vines – which are longer, though.

Are latecomers allowed?
It depends on the show, but many will have a strict no-latecomers policy, so assume no latecomers are allowed. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to show time.

How will I receive my tickets?
We don’t post out any physical tickets, but you do need to bring your tickets with you to each show – either print-at-home or on your phone. Tickets will still be available to purchase from a festival box office on the festival weekend, provided the show isn’t already sold out…

Are seats allocated?
All shows at Cedars Hall and Wells Little Theatre: Main House (unless otherwise stated) have allocated seating, and you can pick which seats you’d like when you make a booking. All shows at the White Hart Hotel, Tramways, Wells Little Theatre: Rehearsal Room and The Venue are unallocated.

Is there disabled access?
Shows at Cedars Hall and Wells Little Theatre: Main House have wheelchair spaces available, which you can select when booking online. Tramways and Wells Little Theatre: Rehearsal Room can also accommodate wheelchairs – please contact us if you require a wheelchair space for those venues. Unfortunately, the White Hart Hotel and The Venue aren’t wheelchair accessible. The White Hart Hotel has 15 steps up to the venue. Steps up to The Venue will be available shortly.

What about other access requirements?
We work hard to make sure shows are accessible as possible to everyone. If you have other access requirements please contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Is there somewhere to eat and drink?
Absolutely! The Festival Bar at Wells Little Theatre is open till 1am each night of the festival, and the Bianco Rosso Pizza Co and Claud the Butler will be serving up wood-fired pizzas and artisan coffee outside Wells Little Theatre all weekend.

Do the shows have an age limit?
Unless otherwise stated, all shows are recommended as ages 16+ as they will contain adult material. Shows with specific age limits display that info on their listing pages. Please note these are only for guidance.

Are there any shows suitable for children?
Yep! Jarred Christmas & Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Gameshow.

Can I buy tickets over the phone?
Yes indeed. You can phone TicketSource on 0333 666 3366. Please note that is the number for our ticketing agent and not how to get in touch with the organisers. Click here to email us.

How do I get to Wells?
There are bus connections from Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Castle Cary and Frome train stations to Wells.

Where can I stay in Wells?
This website has an extensive list of places to stay for all budgets. 

I’d like to get involved with the festival. Can I help?
We’re now accepting applications to volunteer. Interested? Fill out the form.

How do I advertise in your brochure?
Contact Ben and he’ll get back to you quickly.