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About Us & Laughing Horse Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 12th, 2023

Who Are We?

This website lists shows and services for Laughing Horse Comedy Ltd and Laughing Horse Festivals Ltd on tour in Auatralia.

To contact us about anything on this website, or for anything related to the comedy shows and events the best way to do this is email admin@laughinghorse.co.uk and that will get put through to the right person.

The people running things are Alex Petty (Director), Gemma Coles (General Admin), Susan Lily & Andrew Silverwood (Door Management), Paul Sneddon (co-producers) and Jenni Hammatt (head of logistics) - along with various others involved with specific venues and events.

What is the history?

Laughing Horse Comedy has many years of experience in running Live Comedy Venues in the UK. Our original venue opened in 1998 in the UK in Kingston, called "Peppermint Thursdays" - and this was followed by the first "Laughing Horse", at the "Black Horse" Pub in Richmond - and this is how we got out name!

Over the years we have promoted comedy and supplied performers for over 400 venues and companies, we quickly expanded across London and the UK in the early 2000s, started the new act awards and then gradually into our Festival business.

Laughing Horse started to produce shows and run festival venues  in Edinburgh in 2004, and this led to the comedy courses  and move into festival and comedy production - which led onto our work at The Brighton Fringe,  and then onto the Australian Festival circuite in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth from 2010 - where we now produce an annual comedy tour.... pandemics permitting!

Website Privacy Policy

Information Collection And Use: While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address and telephone number ("Personal Information"). When only browsing our listings this information is not asked for, it is only required if you choose to email us or complete a form, or choose to register on one of our Festival sites as a performer with a user account.

Cookies: This domain does not uses cookies, and no information is stored on your computer. Our UK Festival websites (www.freefestival.co.uk and www.brightonfringefest.co.uk) which we link to store information for the listings on your computer and are necessary to make those sites work. On those sites you will bas asked if you agree to this as you move to them for the first time.

Log Data: Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.

Communications: We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that. This information is only used internally for these purposes, and never passed on to third-parties. Even if they ask us really nicely.

Payment Processing

If you purchase tickets for shows or courses on this website, your payment details are always processed through a third-party secure payment provider, this will normally be processed by The Adelaide Fringe (www.adelaidefringe.com.au), Perth Fringe World (www.fringeworld.com.au) or The Melbounre International Comedy Festival (www.comedyfestival.com.au). Your credit/debit card details will only be retained by the third-party and its acquiring bank. Under normal circumstances we can only see the last four digits of any credit card number for the purposes of confirming pre-paid tickets - in the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, card details may be disclosed to us for the sole purpose of performing further checks, but we are not permitted to retain these details after the checks have been made.

Refund Policy

Once show tickets are purchased online, we cannot normally refund tickets or change dates - and sales are subject to the terms of sale of the 3rd party ticket vendor. For comedy courses we are able to transfer these tickets to another person, or another course date, to do this contact us on admin@laughinghorse.co.uk.

Our Covid-19 ticket refund policy is to offer tickets for another date if the ticket purchaser has to isolate, or cannot get to a show for any covid-19 government restrictions. If a show is cancelled due to Covid-19 restriction changed then we will offer a change of date or full refund. 

Email Contact and email lists

If you contact us by email or express interest in our services you will not be added to any email list without your express permission, unless the email is required for you to receive the service you have booked or asked for (e.g. email of course information to students, or show changes to ticket purchasers).

We occasionally use email lists to those that have chosen to be added to them - to send out information from us such as email newsletters about those areas of interest.  Your email will never be sent on to a 3rd party, and you can contact us at any time to remove yourself from any email list.

You can contact us at any point with any queries

Please email us on admin@laughinghorse.co.uk - that is usually the quickest and easiest way to contact us.