Whole Venue at The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club

Oldham Street, 102, Manchester, M41LJ Show map
Ancoats
Nicole E.

Nicole E.

About this space

Centrally located in Manchester’s Vibrant City, it is located at the gateway to the Northern Quarter on the corner of Oldham Street and Great Ancoats Street since 1997.

Capacity in the venue is 210 seated (cabaret-style) and 300 standing, the venue is on 2 levels, with a capacity of 60 seated on the balcony and 150 downstairs. We can also accommodate a theatre style set up on the lower level up to 216 persons. The Frog and Bucket can provide the perfect venue for corporate parties and events.

We have the experience and the flexibility to meet any challenge that you require.
In the past, we have tailored company and organization events at our venue and we can cater for all functions, please let us know your requirements and we will do our best to meet them.

We don’t just offer comedy nights, you can hire the venue on a “non-show” night and put on whatever event you want, be it charity events, live music nights, networking events, theatre work… the list is endless. We don’t only offer the venue in the evening; we can cater for business meetings during the day or any other daytime event.

We are flexible with terms for acts wanting to bring their show to the Frog and Bucket and encourage you to drop us a line to discuss.


Capacity

Standing
up to 300
Theatre
up to 216
Cabaret
up to 210

Prices

Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5
Tuesday
10:00 – 2:00
from £150–£660 hire fee
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 2:00
from £660 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5
Wednesday
10:00 – 2:00
from £150–£660 hire fee
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 2:00
from £660 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5
Thursday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5
Friday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5
Saturday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5
Sunday
10:00 – 2:00
from £150–£660 hire fee
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £150 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 2:00
from £660 hire fee per hour
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Menu Sample:

Burgers

- Spicy Bean Burger (v, ve) £11,5
- Falafel Spinach Burger (v, ve) £10,5
- Plain' n Simple £10,5
- An American Classic £12,0
- Summer BBQ Burger £10,5
- Pulled Pork £12,5
- Bucket Burger £13,5
- Street Chicken £11,0
- Bacon' n Brie £13,5

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:

  • 30+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
  • 7 - 29 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
  • Less than 7 days prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost

Catering

In-house catering
Can provide alcohol
Can provide halal
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide kosher
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 02:00


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Disabled access
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events

The Frog and Bucket comedy club sits on the far edge of the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre and was one of the first venues to open in the now creatively bustling district. Back in the nineties when Oasis was hanging out in Dry Bar around the corner, comedians who are now household names were honing their art at the only dedicated comedy club in the city at the time.

Dave Perkin opened his first club back in 1994 at the Britannia pub on Newton Street with a capacity of just 60.

Cheekily renamed as the Frog and Bucket, the club firstly just presented weekend shows then, a few months after opening, it took on an amateur night too. Three years later the club moved to its current premises at the end of Oldham St, into a reinforced building that was a former bank and so was completely unmarked when the IRA bomb went off in 1996 just down the road. When the cordon around the city centre was lifted three days after the bombing, the club reopened for its amateur night and acts and punters flooded in to show their solidarity.


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