At Forever Manchester we love it when iconic Manchester brands team up to help us raise money for the communities of Greater Manchester.

Manchester’s legendary comedy venue The Frog and Bucket has just agreed to support us over the coming months with tickets to some of its best gigs, free use of their venue, comedy workshops, and loads more – all to help us raise money to help the people and the communities of Greater Manchester.

The Frog and Bucket has been very generous with its support of us in the past, and now they have taken one step further and agreed to be a business supporter.

Sitting on the far edge of the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre, it was one of the first venues to open in the now creatively bustling district.

Dave Perkin opened his first club back in 1994 at the Britainnia pub on Newton Street with a capacity of just 60. Back in the nineties when Oasis were hanging out in Dry Bar around the corner, comedians who are now household names were honing their art at the only dedicated comedy club in the city at the time.

Cheekily renamed as the Frog and Bucket, the club firstly just presented weekend shows. Then, a few months after opening, it took on an amateur night too. Three years later the club moved to its current premises at the end of Oldham Street.

The Frog and Bucket continues to provide a place to nurture new talent, for Manchester to check out the stars of the future and to see those acts that, though they aren’t a household name now, are at the grassroots of truly fantastic and exciting live stand up.

We look forward to lots of comedy-related fundraising events over the coming months. A big Forever Manchester welcome guys!