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 £7.50 or £6.00 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).

2020 Shows – A NOTE REGARDING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC & RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERING. It is with huge regret we have decided that the only responsible option is to postpone March’s show. It will probably be necessary to postpone future shows and we will keep you informed. The safety of our audience, acts, volunteers and members at our venue is paramount to us and we don’t take this decision lightly – since we started out in 2005 we have never pulled a gig, but this is a time to consider and look out for others.

With this in mind – we are hoping to share some sort of comedy content – be it live streaming or pre-recorded content via our Facebook Page – click here. 

Also as our comedians are mainly professional acts who rely on live comedy work for their living – I find it difficult to deprive them of an income. To help any that get into difficulties with rent etc I’d like to propose that if we do manage to have online content on the show nights that are postponed that if you enjoy it perhaps make a donation. This can be offered to acts taking part. I will of course be offering work to these acts when the Funny Farm is able to meet again, but it will be a tough year for anyone reliant on the literal “gig economy” so we will try to help where we can. 

Take care of yourselves and each other – can’t wait until we’re all together again. Hazel, Wivenhoe Funny Farm 18th March 2020

26 March – POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE ARRANGED

Ria Lina
Support :
Sarah Iles
Nig Lovell
Rob Saunders

23 April – TO BE CONFIRMED

Otiz Cannelloni
Support includes:
Juliet Meyers
Ben Clover
1 TBC

May 28th – TO BE CONFIRMED
Edinburgh Previews from:
Edd Hedges
Olaf Falafel

June 18th – TO BE CONFIRMED
Edinburgh Previews from:
Charmian Hughes
Jenny Collier

July 30th – TO BE CONFIRMED

August 27th
TBC
Support from:
Ross McGrane
2 TBC

September 24th(our 15th anniversary!)
TBC

October 29th
Ben Van Der Velde
Support
Ben Harrington
Pauline Eyre
1 TBC

November 26th
TBC
Support includes:
Chuquai Billy
More TBC

Information & Directions

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

The Funny Farm gigs start at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. Pay on the door £7.50 (£6.00 concessions).

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

Directions:
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.