Shoe Cake Comedy Club Comes To Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Shoe Cake Comedy Club

The Carriageworks Theatre are reopening its doors on Friday 16 October 2020. And audiences will enjoy a fantastic comedy show pulled together by The Shoe Cake Comedy Club. Hosted by actor and Improv legend Chris Lumb, the evening will feature some of the finest and funniest acts on the UK comedy circuit today.

Leeds theatre’s first pilot event will be headlined by the Irish former circus performer turned comedian Martin Mor. Mor has grown to become one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians, performing shows all around the world. He’ll be joined by Hilarity Bites New Act winner Sian Davies and Bury Met Comedian of The Year Matt Bragg.

Measures to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort will include the recording of contact details for NHS Test and Trace. There’ll be a reduced venue capacity, with socially distanced seating arrangements. A one-way system; and hand sanitising stations will be in operation on the night. Anyone attending will be expected to wear a face covering, unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

Shoe Cake Comedy Club

“Secure environment”

Matthew Sims, Leeds City Council’s Head of Arts, Events and Venues said: “We’re delighted to mark another milestone in bringing live performances back for our audiences to enjoy, in a safe and Covid secure environment, by welcoming the brilliant Shoe Cake Comedy Club back to the Carriageworks for the first live show in the venue since lockdown.”

Phil Smith, The Shoe Cake Comedy Club promoter said “We are delighted to be bringing live comedy back to The Carriageworks Theatre after so many months of postponement. It’s not only fantastic news for us as an independent comedy club but also for the venue. And the industry as a whole. The uncertainty and hold put on performance has had such a detrimental effect on every single stand-up comedian and entertainer. And it’s great that we can finally start offering work to some of these artists once again at this beautiful venue. Even though this is a bit of a pilot show I’m very confident the measures put in place by the theatre team will keep the staff, the audience and the acts safe and comfortable to really enjoy the show.”

Doors for the event on Friday 16 October will open from 6.30pm with the show starting at 7pm. The event will last approximately seventy-five minutes, with no interval. And as part of the safety measures, there will be no bars or refreshment stations open.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 7 October and are priced at £11. Leeds City Centre Box Office will not be open in the lead up to the pilot event or on the night of the event, and therefore tickets must be booked via the Carriageworks website: or from Box Office on 0113 376 0318.


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