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Manchester’s Women In Comedy Festival is Europes only festival dedicated to gender equality and takes place annually in Manchester, UK

Information for performers

The 2017 Festival will take place in Manchester, UK in October 2017. Participant Registrations closes at the end of May 2017. For enquiries regarding your registration please contact the Women In Comedy Festival team on (+44)7958642090 or email

Who can enter the festival?

The Women in Comedy Festival is an open access festival for women and is of course trans-inclusive

Bringing your show to the festival

Option 1: Apply for a show at a festival managed venue (FMV):

The Festival hires, fits out and staffs several venues within Manchester Northern Quarter. If you apply and are accepted in an FMV, you will be provided with a venue fully equipped with sound, lighting, staging and seating. You will also be provided with a technical stage manager, front of house and box office staff. You will be responsible for all creative aspects of your show as well as all marketing and publicity. 

Option 2: Registration only:

If you have or can arrange your own venue,  technical, front of house you can apply to submit your show to the festival.  As a registered show you will be listed in the Women in Comedy Festival Program Guide, which is usually launched in Sept 2017. You will also have a show page with links for online ticket purchases on our website during the Festival. The Festival also negotiates discounted advertising rates and special offers with printers, photographers and graphic designers. Your registration fee also goes towards the general marketing of the Festival as a whole.

Registration fees in 2017 

£35      70 capacity or less

£50      70-200

£100    200-500

£200    500-1000

£300    1000+

To register a show you will need to provide the following information;

• Show title and copy

• Good quality show image

• Venue, dates and times

• Ticket prices

• Producer & Publicist contact details