Code of Conduct

The Management of Up the Creek Comedy Club aim to provide the highest standards of quality and service in all we do. We all have an important part to play in maintaining an efficient and harmonious workplace, making it a place where we can maximise potential for the benefit of acts performing, employees and customers. We will do whatever we can to ensure that everyone is treated in a fair and consistent manner.

The venue is committed to providing a safe, secure and supportive space for all acts performing. We expect all acts to behave in an appropriate manner when working at the venue, both on and off stage.
All activities must be exempt from abusive or inappropriate behaviours.
Everyone participating in Up the Creek Comedy Club events must treat acts, customers and employees
with respect and equality.


Examples of unacceptable behaviour include:

• The use of illegal drugs
• Unwelcome familiarity or harassment, sexual or otherwise
• Violence or threats of violence
• Serious verbal abuse
• Inappropriate onsite behaviour with audience members


The venue adopts a zero tolerance policy on these behaviours. Infringements are subject to immediate
disciplinary action by the venue and to venue procedures on illegal activity where relevant.


Non-Harassment and Non-Bullying Policy

Harassment and/or bullying in the venue is unacceptable in any form and is unlawful. We are committed to providing a working environment which is harmonious and acceptable to all. This also applies to the people our organisation deals with.

What is Harassment?

Harassment is unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which violates an
individual”s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for
that individual”. Harassment is not only unacceptable language or behaviour which causes the recipient to be embarrassed, offended or threatened. Someone may complain about a particular behaviour that they find offensive, even though it was not directed at them. Neither does the person complaining need to possess the protected characteristic. It may also be behaviour directed at someone who associates with a person who has a protected characteristic or because they are believed to possess a protected
characteristic (even if they don”t).

What is Bullying?

Bullying may be characterised as !offensive, malicious, intimidating or insulting behaviour”. It can be an
abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient”.

The Venue adopts a zero tolerance policy on all forms of harassment.

In addition, if you are the victim or witness of a prohibited act under this Code of Conduct involving an
artist or an employee of Up the Creek Comedy Club, or you wish to raise a confidential concern please
email contactus@up-the-creek.com.