What’s On

Wivenhoe Funny Farm shows start at 8pm (doors 7pm), usually last Thursday of the month – sometimes varies out of respect to Bowls Club fixtures).
Tickets cost £8.00 or £6.50 concessions*
(*Unwaged, Student, Wivenhoe Bowls Club Member)

Our nights can get busy, so book seats if you can via the Contact and Bookings Form on our Home Page (Click Contact & Booking Seats in the menu above).


We are now back on tour at The Horse & Groom during the summer – booking via funnyfarmcomedy@gmail.com please make a donation with booking (recommending £8 but what you can manage) as we are paying the acts and have reduced audience Size (currently can’t have a front of house)

Summer 2023 Horse & Groom outdoor gig (6.30pm to 8.30pm) dates will be:

Thursday 25th May 2023  – show start 6.30pm
Ria Lina
Support from  Daman Bamrah and Alexis Roy

June 29th Matt Green, support from Sarah Iles and Victoria Shortly
July 27th (Suzy Bennett TBC) support Jason Simmons & Steve Whittaker
August 31st Joe Wells. Support Sunjai Arif, Duncan Adam
September 28th Njambi Mcgrath. Support Paul Merryck & Alex Freimuller

Indoors at Bowls Club Winter 23-24 shows

Nov 30th – TBC – support Karen Blott and Tim Cole
Dec 28th – TBC support from TBC & Tom Alban
Feb 29th – Mike Gunn support 1 TBC and David Ball
Mar 28th – Meryl O’Rourke – support  Ashley Frieze plus 1 TBC
Apr 25th – Stephen Grant plus support 1TBC and Dave Hughes

Information & Directions for non Horse & Groom gigs

Wivenhoe Bowls ClubWoodland Way, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9AT

The Funny Farm Bowls Club gigs start at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm. Pay on the door £8.00 (£6.50 concessions). (This is under normal circumstances and may subject to change if there are any further Covid restrictions)

The gig has a friendly, intimate atmosphere and a decent bar!

Follow A12 to Colchester – take exit marked City Centre and Clacton (A133). From Colchester: Follow the A133 to the University, carry on round the back of the University then turn right onto the B1027 to Wivenhoe. Keep going and turn right after the Co-Op the Bowls Club parking is on the right. Audience entrance is Woodland Way (Road leading to the right after the park entrance – entry is just before the first house.