Save a seat at The Classic and help the home of live comedy survive the Covid Crisis.
It’s the Great Classic Comedy Comeback!
New Zealand’s home of live comedy wants to reach the ‘next level’ but we need your help.
So we are launching a campaign to help us open our doors at Covid Level 2 and beyond.
Every dollar you can donate today will help us open, and stay open once we have the green light.
Plus every dollar you donate today can be exchanged for a ‘Ticket to Laugh’ when we kick start live comedy at The Classic. This is, of course, optional particularly if you live overseas or beyond Auckland but we are happy if you pass it on to a local less able to afford a laugh in these uncertain times.
And uncertain it will be for both ourselves and local comedians. The cancellation of this year's Comedy Festival from our programme calendar including international shows at The Classic and at other major venues has a major impact on our business. Not only have we already incurred major unavoidable costs for events now cancelled, but we have also lost the revenue that accounts for a third of our annual turnover. This revenue helps us underwrite our comprehensive programme of local live comedy throughout the other 11 months of the year.
So every dollar you can donate today will help us keep the doors of The Classic Comedy Club open and will be applied exclusively as follows;
1/ To meet our unavoidable overheads even when the doors are closed or the funny business is recovering over the next 6 months or so.
2/ Support and pay for our comedians even if return business is slow.
3/ Help us underwrite our reduced capacity so that we can provide adequate social distancing at all levels.
Our leading headline comedians and rising stars are itching to get on stage with all the fresh comedy they have been creating during the lock-down. So join them and the team at The Classic for the Great Classic Comedy Comeback.
Go hard, go early and get out and laugh.
So book a seat to any show, anytime, or simply donate. We will stay in touch so that all donations or presales can be exchanged for a Ticket to Laugh once we reopen for some funny business.