Just The Tonic Comedy Shindig has been conceived as an effort by a group of independent promoters, to deliver first-class quality entertainment, from some of the finest comedians there are, and at a great price!
For our first year, we're bringing you a fantastic line up of legendary comedians on a big outdoor stage, with video screens for enhanced enjoyment and unreserved seating available for everyone.
There will be a large licensed bar serving a great range of drinks, and food from all over the globe.
Parking is FREE and upon your arrival, our Stewards will direct you to the appropriate parking area if Disabled Parking is required.
Each attendee can bring a small bottle of water or soft drink up to 500ml, if it remains sealed as bought. Free drinking water will be available at points throughout the show, so you can bring an empty reusable plastic or aluminium bottle to the event for water refills. Alcohol cannot be brought into the event.
Any person with specific dietary requirements can inform us in advance and where suitable options aren't available on site, we will give dispensation to bring suitable food to the event. Personal picnics are also permitted into the event, upon arrival and first entry only, but no metal/glass utensils, flasks or cool boxes, for safety and security reasons. Further food or take away food cannot be brought in during the event. We will have a wide choice of caterers who will be very reasonably priced.
Please note, to allow time for security bag searches, we are operating a 'no big bags policy', so no large rucksacks or bags, are permitted. Only small rucksacks/bags with length/width dimensions no larger than a piece of A4 paper, can be brought into the arena.
You are welcome to bring children but there are no concession ticket prices. Parental guidance is recommended as this will be an unscripted live comedy event. Tickets for under 5s are not required.
It is very important to us, as the organisers, that we ensure that the event is accessible to everyone. This includes the availability of accessible free parking, toilets, including disabled toilets, and designing the site so that it utilises level, flat routes, to make the event as accessible as possible for wheelchair users
There will also be a dedicated viewing area for wheelchair users to view the event, though it does have a capacity and will be first come first served to wheelchair users and their companions.
Any person with additional needs who requires a free accompanying ticket for a carer or assistant, can email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Contact page where we will make provision for this directly.
If you have any other specific requirements, let us know via our Contact page and where at all possible, we'll endeavour to help.
There is a large car park which will be manned by our stewards and there is NO CHARGE for this car parking at the event. There will be clear signposting on the day to the car park and the location is shown on the aerial map at the top of this page.
The Event gates will open at 2.30pm and the show starts at 4.00pm and finishes just before 10.00 pm. Car Parks will be open 90 minutes before the gate opening times.
Once you have presented your tickets for entry you will get a wristband and can then enter and leave the event at your leisure.
We're fans as much as you are and know the importance of the basics at these events. For this reason, we're making sure that not only do we have lots of toilets available at the event, but we will also have a team of cleaners to ensure that the toilets remain clean and stocked throughout the day.
There is no ATM facility on the event site but all the bars will accept credit and debit cards, including contactless.
Dogs, kept on leads at all time, are allowed into the event. There will be dog waste disposal points located in the site.
Just the Tonic Comedy Shindig will be a family-friendly event and the team run a number of festivals and events around the UK. Our Security Provider are specialists in Live Events and we support our provider in ensuring that our zero-tolerance approach to anti-social or disruptive behaviour maintains a calm and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.
Also available on site are a team of professional medical staff to assist with any problems.
We also have comprehensive safeguarding policies including a professional approach to dealing with lost children to ensure that all possible steps are taken to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Covid Safety Info
Covid is creating a rapidly evolving landscape for events in the UK. The roadmap gives the go ahead for outdoor live events and festivals in the UK but our team, like most, are planning a series of comprehensive safety measures to ensure that public safety and specifically Covid-19 safety is of the utmost importance.
We will fully comply with any requirements in place linked to NHS Test and Trace, as well as any subsequent requirements to demonstrate proof of recent negative tests. We expect that it is likely that everyone may need proof of a recent negative test to enter festivals this summer, though persons fully vaccinated may be exempted from this requirement. We will react swiftly to any further changes to requirements or legislation and keep customers fully informed of this and all other steps that we are taking to ensure that the safety of our customers is not compromised in any way.
We will also be ensuring that a dedicated team of trained cleaners are providing regular and thorough deep cleaning of all commonly touched items, toilets, tables, bar surfaces etc. There will be ample hand sanitiser and disinfectants available and customers will be readily encouraged to make frequent use of these facilities.
Leave A1 northbound at junction 4, and follow signs onto A414, signposted to Hertford. Follow A414 all the way through Hertford until you reach the A10. At the big roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted (M25) London Hoddesdon A10, Harlow Chelmsford (A414). Leave A10 at the next junction and take the 1st exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.
Leave A1 southbound at junction 7, take the 1st exit at the roundabout signposted Stevenage Ware A602. Continue following A602 past Watton-at-Stone until you reach A10. At the A10 roundabout take 3rd exit onto A10 signposted London Harlow A10, Harlow (A414). Follow A10 south and leave at the second junction you come to, signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414). At the roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.
Follow A10 northbound, continuing past M25 and past Cheshunt. Leave the A10 at the junction signposted Chelmsford Harlow (A414) Ware (South) (A1170). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left
Follow A10 southbound. Watch out for the first exit mentioning Ware (A1170). Do not take this turn, but two exits later leave the A10 at the junction signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.
Follow A414 towards Harlow. Keep following A414 around Harlow, which should be signposted for Hertford (A414). Watch out for (but do not take) an exit signposted Stanstead Abbots, Roydon B181. After about 1.5 miles you should then come to a roundabout. Take the 5th exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.
Leave M25 at junction 25, signposted Hertford Chelmsford A10 Waltham Cross (A121). At the roundabout take the exit signposted Hertford Chelmsford A10 (if you were travelling clockwise on M25 this would be 1st exit, anticlockwise 3rd exit). Continue on A10 past Cheshunt. Leave the A10 at the junction which is signposted Chelmsford Harlow (A414) Ware (South) (A1170). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Harlow Chelmsford (A414) Ware (A1170). At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Stanstead Abbots B181 and also Maltings Industrial Estate. The signposted entrance to the event is about 300m on the left.
Food and Drink
There will be a large licensed bar offering a good selection of lagers, ciders and beers (draught and bottled), alongside great real ales, cocktails, spirits, wines and a range of soft drinks.
The bar will open on at 3.30 pm and will close at 10.30pm shortly after comedy ends around 10pm.
Church End Comedy operates a strict Challenge 25 policy. If you're lucky enough to look younger than you are, please remember to bring ID and don't be offended if our staff ask to verify your age.
With a large number of caterers, there will be a great variety of British and World foods available to ensure there is something available for everyone, including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free choices available.
Not all dishes served by caterers will be suitable for specific dietary requirements, so please check to see what options are available.
Using a tiered system, each standard ticket gets full event access, but those purchasing earlier will definitely get the best price. The initial Early Bird price will be THE cheapest ticket available at any time for the event. As each allocation nears sell out, we will make announcements on social media and our web site, before the next allocation is released.
Each ticket allocation price (including all booking fees is:
Early Bird £33
Ist Release £38.50
2nd Release £41.80
Due to strictly limited numbers we expect the event to sell out well in advance.
Before the event day, you can buy tickets from this website using a debit or credit card, such as VISA or MASTERCARD. Tickets are automatically emailed electronically to you two weeks before your purchase, so please enter your email address accurately.
Tickets will be released in tiers containing a pre-determined allocation of tickets. When each tier, sells out, the following tier becomes available at a new price. There will be announcements on the website and social media before each tier is due to sell out.
We can guarantee that the initial Early Bird price launched will be THE cheapest tickets available at any time for the event.
We expect the event to probably sell-out in advance (the event has a set capacity determined for safety reasons), but if there are any tickets remaining, they will be available to purchase on the day at the gate price of £45.
There are no discounts for our disabled visitors, but the festival has full disabled facilities. If you are accompanying a cared-for person who has a ticket, we will issue you a free complimentary Carer ticket to ensure that you are able to fully assist them throughout their visit. Simply email us via our Contact page or at email@example.com
We will ask you to show some carers ID or a blue badge for the person requiring assistance to ease the transition at the entrance and allow our security to correctly identify you as a person who should be in possession of the free ticket.
Tickets are automatically emailed electronically to you, two weeks before the show. If you can't find your tickets please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or using the Contact page, confirming the details of your ticket order (name and email address) and we will use these to find your booking.