Located on the waterfront of the Kennet and Avon and just a short walk away from Reading town center, The Narrowboat is a lively and atmospheric pub and home to our "Stand and Deliver on the River" show. Guests will be entertained aboard The Majestic Bell, the venue's exclusive private dining boat. See our tickets page for the show schedule and to book your seat.
Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm show time. Please arrive with plenty of time to grab a drink and take your seats.
There is plenty of free parking at the venue. If you are going to stay for more then four hours you will need to register you car at the bar.
The venue serves food all day on Sundays, so why not head on down a little early to enjoy a lovely Sunday lunch or some beers by the fireplace in our bar before the show? We recommend booking a table or ordering food by 4.30pm at the latest to ensure you have plenty of time to dine before the show starts. Please note food can not be eaten during the show. Book a table for lunch a narrowboatreading.co.uk.
⚠️General Etiquette/ house rules
🤐No heckling/shouting out stuff or talking when the acts are on stage. Our performers have travelled all over the country tirelessly working on their acts. They really want you to have a good time at the show. With this in mind please do not make their job difficult. We reserve the right to ask you to leave should you be deemed a nuisance to the enjoyment of the show.
📵Being on your phone is rude, so turn your phone off. Allow yourself to enjoy the comedy.
🍺Don't be that person that gets too drunk!
🍺 Don't bring your own alcohol. The venue will ask you to leave.
🪑 During the show please stay seated. Don't keep getting up and down to go to the bar or you will spoil the show for others. There are plenty of breaks to buy drinks.
📸 Do not take pictures or film during the show. It's a breach of the acts copyright and you may be asked to leave. By all means take plenty of selfies during the break!🤳
We reserved the right to remove customers who we deem to be disrupting the show. No refund will be given. We never want to have to do this so just be nice!
In essence, be nice, don’t be a jerk, sit back and let them entertain you!😁
Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the boat.
If there are any reasonable adjustments you need to access and enjoy our show please ask and we will try our best for you. Email info AT standanddelivercomedy.com.
Other Ts and Cs
Line up subject to change. Comics are subject to bad luck and mishaps just like all of us!
🔞 Over 18s only. Sorry kids!
No large groups. We have the right to refuse entry to groups of more than 5 people. This is to ensure that everyone has a seat and can enjoy the show without being disturbed. If you are looking to book a corporate event please click HERE.
Tickets cannot be reallocated.
Tickets are non-refundable.