Big laughs

UK's 'largest' club to open

Jongleurs is to open what could be Britain's biggest comedy club next month.

The chain's new Birmingham site will have a capacity of 2,400 in the club and in its bars, split across two floors.

It has cost owners Regent Inns £4million, and will create 100 jobs.

Comedy will be provided on Friday and Saturday nights, and the venue has six bars and dancefloors that will open every day.

Operations director Jez King said: "It's a great new concept and we reckon the people of Birmingham are going to love it."

"It will provide the ultimate all-round night out. You can enjoy a quiet drink before the show, have a meal, be entertained by top-class stand-up comedians, then dance until the early hours in one of three club rooms or relax and lounge in one of our two chill-out bars.'

Stephen Haupt, chief executive of Regent Inns, said: "It's our biggest Jongleurs to date and it's fitting it should be in Birmingham, which is really thriving at the moment and definitely living up to its status as Britain's second city.

"We're delighted to have found such a fantastic site. This is going to be a fantastic addition to Birmingham's nightlife."

The club is next to Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Quayside Tower in Broad Street, and will open on June 28.

Jongleurs will open cubs in Leeds and Reading later this year.

Published: 28 May 2002

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