Beneath the arches in Deansgate is one of Manchester's most popular places for live comedy. From regular stand up to one-off extravaganzas, The Comedy Store attracts huge names from the UK comedy circuit for unmissable shows. The venue is a purpose-built 500 capacity theatre, with a large auditorium to make sure you have a great view from any seat. Visitors can also enjoy great food and special VIP packages for those extra special occasions. The Comedy Store has all the best equipment and facilities, opening in 2000 as part of a major development to the area. Today, it hosts live comedy from Thursday to Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, it hosts The Best in Stand Up, similarly to its sister venue in London. Thursdays are reserved for three comics, and Sundays see the epic King Gong once a month and new material on other weeks. The Comedy Store also opens on other days for its huge shows, so make sure to keep an eye out. Their programme is so fresh and eclectic, you're bound to see something new each time you visit.