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Reservoir Mogs

23rd Nov - 21st Jan
7.30pm (plus 2pm on Sats - except 1pm on 23rd Dec) | £15 (£13 conc.)

An alternative Christmas with The Wardrobe Theatre, the makers of Rocky: A Horror Show, Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears and Muppits Die Hard

Ruthless, wise-cracking and overly affectionate around feeding time, meet notorious pussy posse, The Reservoir Mogs – a ferocious feline foursome on their way to crash the annual ball, intent on stealing the big prize. But when this botched heist turns into a cruel bloodbath, paws and pistols are pointed: Did someone let the cat out … More Reservoir Mogs

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

TOURING TO PLYMOUTH: Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

5th Dec - 24th Dec
7.45pm (7pm on 10th, 5pm on 17th & 24th) | £15 (£11 conc.)

An original alternative comedy by The Wardrobe Theatre

Performed at Theatre Royal Plymouth NOT at The Wardrobe Theatre. The silver-tongued Goldilock can see that her days of selling moody goods on the cobbled streets of East End London are numbered. But when circumstances leave her on the run from a pack of bears and badly indebted to a notorious gangster, will our young … More TOURING TO PLYMOUTH: Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

Best of Bristol Comedy

Kristmas With The Kringles

7th Dec - 23rd Dec
9.45pm | £7

A hilarious night of improvised festive fun with games, sketches and songs from the team behind Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

“With brilliant acting and a festive atmosphere, this show is a great – and budget-friendly – choice for a night of authentic, improvised comedy.” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub Grab a mulled wine, pop on a Santa hat, don your best festive jumper and join American television stars The Kringles for a lively night of big … More Kristmas With The Kringles

Best of Bristol Comedy


10th Dec - 10th Jun
7.30pm (2pm only on 10th Dec and 14th Jan) | Pay What You Decide

Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: A face-achingly funny monthly night of alternative comedy where anything can happen and quite often does

The South West’s best and most absurd alternative comedy event, Nincompoop showcases the very best new ideas in comedy, clowning, fooling, slapstick, mime, audience participation, mischief and tomfoolery. Previous Nincompoops have included a man pouring a can of spaghetti hoops over his head, a biscuit eating competition (a dog in the audience won), and incredible … More Nincompoop

Best of Bristol Comedy

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

11th Dec - 2nd Jul
8pm | £7

The unplanned, unscripted & unconventional cult comedy show continuing the world's longest improvised narrative every other Monday

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera is the world’s longest improvised narrative having run at The Wardrobe Theatre fortnightly for over 6 years and over 125 episodes. The show is a live, spontaneous and unique theatrical experience performed fortnightly by Closer Each Day Company and co-produced by The Wardrobe Theatre. Think Twin Peaks meets … More Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

The Snow Baby

16th Dec - 30th Dec
11am & 2pm (plus 4pm on 23rd and 24th) | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

This Christmas join the makers of The Pixies' Scarf and The Owl & The Pussycat's Treasury of Nonsense for a magical children's show - a story of castles in the air, of weathering the storm, and dreams coming true in the most unexpected ways

Deep in the remote snowy forest an icy wind blows and snowflakes fall from the sky. Doris and her Bear Man live on the hill, alone but happy. Wrapped up in a snowy smother, they are in love. But when the snowstorm comes, Doris’ Bear Man disappears! How will Doris survive by herself in a … More The Snow Baby

Best of Bristol Family Theatre

Story Slam

17th Dec - 15th Jul
2pm | £8 (normally Pay What You Decide)

Bristol's true storytelling event, presented by Story Slam: Bristol - monthly Sundays

Story Slam has an amazing show coming up in December and it’s going to be our most extravagant end of year celebration yet! We’ll have food, drink, gifts and our usual beautiful group photo! Also for the first time ever we will have LIVE MUSIC to accompany the stories! In order for us to have … More Story Slam

Best of Bristol Spoken Word

Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games

18th Dec
2pm | £6 (£4 for kids and under 3's GO FREE!) / Family ticket £16 (for 4, must include one Under 18)

A characterful and fantastically fun all ages afternoon game show for the audience - a monthly show created by Gwendolyn Scott and Megan Brooks

Squeezy Green returns to The Wardrobe Theatre this autumn with another feast of themed games you wouldn’t be allowed to play at home. Assisted by the undrenchable and indivisible Finney Haddock, the audience is split into two teams and led through a series of unique challenges. This season will see popular classic games like ‘What’s … More Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games

Best of Bristol Comedy Family

Blahblahblah: Thick Richard: Swear School – Blah Humbug’s Anti-Christmas Special!

18th Dec
8pm | £10 (£8 conc.)

Showcasing the UK's best spoken word performers, presented by Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books and Anna Freeman - monthly Mondays

A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn’t teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swearing in his darkly humorous, educational show. Pedalling his potty-mouthed poems, cynical, lyrical and jet-black humour, Thick Richard’s … More Blahblahblah: Thick Richard: Swear School – Blah Humbug’s Anti-Christmas Special!

Spoken Word

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: The Ballina Whalers

19th Dec
10pm | £8 adv.

Using just their incredible voices, Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes explore ballads, shanties and seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves and hardship at sea

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe: The Ballina Whalers (pronounced Bal-en-a) are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes – three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. Using just their voices … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: The Ballina Whalers


Juan Vesuvius: I Am Your Deejay

23rd Jan - 24th Jan
8pm | £10

Juan Vesuvius (aka New Zealand’s Barnie Duncan), the suavely outlandish Calypso DJ and Caribbean maraca maestro presents his award-winning comedy that takes audiences deep into his own clubbing universe

Superstar disc jokey Juan Vesuvius brings his turntables to Bristol to deliver the greatest and strangest DJ set you’ve ever experienced. Explore the heady days of early 90s house music with a bona fide musical legend. But why does he need so much towelling? And what really happened between him and David Guetta? Vesuvius is … More Juan Vesuvius: I Am Your Deejay

Comedy Music

The North! The North!

25th Jan - 27th Jan
8pm | £10

A dark contemporary myth about England, featuring highly physical storytelling and animation by Christopher Harrisson, former director of Rhum & Clay

In 1985, a fissure formed at England’s centre and split the north from the south. A real gap, descending into an abyss of bottomless depth. In the north, cut off, things began to stir. After some shocking news, a young man embarks on an extraordinary, surreal journey from the lights of the City back to … More The North! The North!

Best of Bristol Theatre

Sharp Teeth

28th Jan - 29th Jul
7.30pm (11am on 10th Dec) | Pay What You Decide

Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: Stimulate your Sunday brain by coming down to Sharp Teeth's monthly night of many genres

For the last three and half years Sharp Teeth Theatre have been bringing together theatre, storytelling, poetry and music to create a night of riotous Sunday fun. They’ve had raps about stolen bikes, poems about cottaging, performances from drag kings, new writing about women who climb the shard, and improvised storytelling about Lance Armstrong getting … More Sharp Teeth

Best of Bristol Music Spoken Word Theatre

Adventure Bureau

28th Jan - 25th Feb
2pm | £7 (£5 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

A brilliantly fun interactive storytelling show for ages 3-8 and their families, presented by Katie Storer and Simon Panrucker

Come on a rollercoaster journey of storytelling with Katie Storer and Simon Panrucker, as they bring you a totally improvised story complete with an improvised soundtrack and songs. The audience decides what elements go into its bursting melting pot, but who knows what will come out!? “We’ve not laughed so much in ages!” Audience Reaction … More Adventure Bureau

Best of Bristol Comedy Family Theatre


30th Jan - 3rd Feb
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £10

Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration

Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, Joe Sellman-Leava uses comedy, storytelling, spoken word, humour and honesty to offer a human story from multicultural Britain. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! The show is touring internationally after an award-winning run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and … More Labels


Chuckle Busters: Friday Night Comedy

2nd Feb - 27th Apr
9.30pm | £10

Excellent regular stand-up comedy from brilliant local and national stars – regular Fridays

Every Friday night Chuckle Busters hosts a selection of top comedians in The Wardrobe Theatre (“a perfect room for comedy” – Stuart Goldsmith). A rotation of our favourite shows from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and famous names trying out new material, plus a selection of budding newer acts handpicked from the vibrant Bristol comedy scene. … More Chuckle Busters: Friday Night Comedy


John Kearns: Don’t Worry, They’re Here

4th Feb
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with one of the country's most popular comedians

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer prize at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards presents his latest stand-up show: an hour of “richly idiosyncratic comedy, frequently compared to Tony Hancock” (Guardian). As seen starring in BBC3’s Top Coppers, guesting on C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and heard on his … More John Kearns: Don’t Worry, They’re Here


Blahblahblah: Love – What’s the point?

5th Feb
8pm | £8

Showcasing the UK's best spoken word performers, presented by Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books and Anna Freeman - monthly Mondays

A debate in poetry: Is love life’s greatest gift? Or does it just plain suck? In what’s become something of a Valentine’s tradition, some of the best poetic voices from across the UK will come together to argue for and against love. Expect moving poems, romantic rhythms and scathing pessimism, as we take the ultimate … More Blahblahblah: Love – What’s the point?

Spoken Word


7th Feb - 9th Feb
8pm | £10

Smoke & Oakum Theatre present a window into the inner workings of the boxing industry

Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world, the fighters they manage always end up losing and, after a disastrous last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign Sid Sparks, a young boxer whose fast hands and winning ways catapult them … More Cornermen


Rhys James

9th Feb
9.45pm | £10

Every Friday evening Chuckle Busters hosts a lovingly curated selection of comedians at The Wardrobe Theatre

This week features a full show from the fantastic Rhys James ahead of his sold out run at London’s Soho Theatre. RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY Well, well, well. If it isn’t Rhys James. The guy who said comedy shows are for losers and blurbs are for idiots. Unbelievable. He’s 26 now which means he’s officially closer … More Rhys James


Mat Ewins & Jordan Brookes

10th Feb
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with two of the country's most popular comedians

MAT EWINS PRESENTS ADVENTUREMAN 7: THE RETURN OF ADVENTUREMAN Multimedia, Adventure, Jokes! Join Adventureman on another Adventure. Best Show Nominee 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards “A cracking hour of nonsense comedy elevated into something else: a declaration of independence from serious-mindedness; a hymn to doodling, daftness and the imagination unplugged. It’s a blast.” Guardian JORDAN BROOKES: … More Mat Ewins & Jordan Brookes


Fireside Tales with Granddad

10th Feb - 17th Feb
11am & 2pm | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

Exquisite puppets and captivating storytelling combine to create an enchanting show guaranteed to spark the imagination of 3-8 year olds and their families, presented by Pickled Image

Cuddle up around the campfire as Granddad recalls a daring escape from a hungry shark. Tuck into a marshmallow or two as he attempts to make a new set of underpants for a giant. And watch as the shadows between the trees unravel a tale of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes and a very … More Fireside Tales with Granddad

Best of Bristol Family Theatre


13th Feb - 17th Feb
8pm | £10

Vanessa Kisuule explores our obsession with what is sexy through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undress

‘Oi, you. Sentient flesh owner. I have some questions for you. Do you think you’re sexy? What do you find sexy? What does sexy even mean?’ As a young woman who loves poetry, smashing the patriarchy and a well timed slut drop, this has been a question that has plagued Vanessa her whole life. Sexy … More Sexy

Best of Bristol Comedy Spoken Word

Nick Cope

18th Feb
11am | £7 (£5 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

With songs about dogs eating soap and dragons called Keith, the popular Nick Cope returns to The Wardrobe Theatre to perform his special live music gig for children

Nick Cope is a professional singer and songwriter and has over 20 years of experience in music, including international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s. He now writes and records music for children and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents, from all over the … More Nick Cope

Family Music

George Egg: DIY Chef

18th Feb
7.30pm | £10

A stand-up comedian who cooks food, surprisingly good food, live on stage using unconventional methods and unexpected equipment - he makes you laugh too

In DIY Chef a health scare sees George banished from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using, … More George Egg: DIY Chef


Happiness Ltd

20th Feb - 21st Feb
8pm | £10

New Model Theatre present a humorous new play by South West playwright Tom Nicholas, asking prescient questions about depression, ambition and how one measures the success, or otherwise, of a life

When video game designer Vi broke up with Becky, she used what she knew. She wrote herself a list. A list of the little things. The everyday things. The achievable things. She turned piecing herself back together into a game. Just for her. When her rambunctious colleague Tyler begins to play along, however, he sees … More Happiness Ltd



22nd Feb - 24th Feb
8pm (plus 2pm on Friday) | £10

Viki Browne presents a touching, humorous and joyous show about asking for help after her world was shattered by mental ill health

Viki jumps into a bush. She isn’t coping. Welcome to her sequin-encrusted world. Rats wear capes, butters race and you’re invited to dance in the disco of dirty secrets. Help! is about falling apart, pulling yourself together and being surprised by what you’re left with. It is for anyone who’s ever struggled. 
Winner of Best … More Help!

Best of Bristol Theatre

Heads Up

27th Feb - 28th Feb
8pm | £12

Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it - presented by Show And Tell

A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, … More Heads Up


Booby’s Bay

1st Mar - 3rd Mar
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £10 (£8 conc.)

A passionate, comic fable about the housing crisis and a maverick’s mission to turn the tide - a new play by Henry Darke supported by Bristol Old Vic and The Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation

“I’m untameable. Like the wind. Or Heathcliff. Or Bruce Springsteen during his Nebraska period. The Beast Of Booby’s Bay.” Above a secluded cove in Cornwall, Huck, a former fisherman, is holed up in an empty second home. The holiday season is fast approaching – the sharks are coming. As Booby’s Bay gets busy for the … More Booby’s Bay


Blahblahblah: Zia Ahmed, Maria Ferguson and Kareem Brown

5th Mar
8pm | £8

Showcasing the UK's best spoken word performers, presented by Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books and Anna Freeman - monthly Mondays

Roundhouse slam champion and Channel 4 playwright in residence Zia Ahmed steps onto the Blah podium to share his linguistic dynamism alongside Maria Ferguson‘s (Fat Girls Don’t Dance) unique blend of theatre, storytelling and killer moves. Sharing the stage is Barbican’s Young Poet Kareem Brown, known for his hard-hitting combo of challenging wordplay and stylistic … More Blahblahblah: Zia Ahmed, Maria Ferguson and Kareem Brown

Spoken Word

Five Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist

7th Mar - 9th Mar
8pm | £10

Desperately hilarious and achingly bleak, award-winning YESYESNONO present an intricate and tender question mark around our attempts to encounter each other in this technologised world

Sam is anxious about the way he gets to know people. About the way he self-sabotages his attempts to communicate and reach out to those around him. Sam wants this to be a chance for you to get to know him. ‘Would someone like to join me up onstage?’ Five Encounters On A Site Called … More Five Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist


Long Shot

10th Mar - 11th Mar
8pm & 5pm (2pm only on Sunday) | £10

With much at stake and little chance of success, PanGottic present a stripped back circus performance where the audience is in charge

When failure is NOT an option, what could possibly go wrong? Join us for a catapultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage, as one man’s belief in the near impossible is put to the test. Part non-verbal circus performance, part behind the scenes ‘making of’, Long Shot will have you on the edge of … More Long Shot

Best of Bristol Comedy

Police Cops In Space

13th Mar - 17th Mar
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £10

The Pretend Men present the follow up to their hysterical and critically-acclaimed debut Police Cops - a low-fi sci-fi set in the most dangerous place on Earth... Space

After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson, the last Police Cop in the universe, blasts off in an unmanned escape pod. Now on a distant planet, Sammy must team up with alien fighter pilot Ranger and his trusty Cyborg C9 as they embark on an intergalactic adventure across the galaxy to … More Police Cops In Space

Comedy Theatre

Bristol Improv Marathon 2018

16th Mar - 17th Mar
8pm on Friday until 10pm on Saturday | £10 All You Can Watch

26 hours non-stop | over 30 performers | 1 truly epic live improvised play!

Performed at Bristol Improv Theatre NOT The Wardrobe Theatre For the fourth year running Bristol Improv Theatre, The Wardrobe Theatre, Closer Each Day Company and Degrees of Error are joining forces to create Bristol Improv Marathon! For a staggering 26 hours a team of intrepid performers will create an entirely improvised, entirely unscripted play using … More Bristol Improv Marathon 2018

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

18th Mar
7.30pm | £10

The award winning stand-up comedian and poet returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show that explores hair and hairs

A show for anyone who has, or has had, hair and hairs. Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner and Glastonbury’s ‘Poet In Residence’, Rob Auton casts an introspective eye over the world of hair, underpinned by leaving his head hair and beard to their own devices until he has performed The Hair Show … More Rob Auton: The Hair Show

Comedy Spoken Word

Adam Hess & Glenn Moore

19th Mar
8pm | £12 (+ bf)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with two of the country's most popular comedians

ADAM HESS: CACTUS Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of Tonight at the London Palladium, Live from the BBC and other stuff returns for another smash-hit show. He’s five foot eleven, he hates other families’ plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring … More Adam Hess & Glenn Moore


Then Again

21st Mar - 24th Mar
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £10

A dynamic comedy about time travel, internet celebrity and friendship from Tremolo Theatre

Meet Millie… and Millie… and Millie. Scientist, YouTuber and budding songwriter, Millie, is busy studying for her Phd in quantum physics, making videos of her oddball inventions and writing songs with her best friend Edgar. She’s just about keeping on top of things when she accidentally invents a time machine. Before long she meets duplicate … More Then Again

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

Noisy Holiday

25th Mar - 1st Apr
11am & 2pm (2pm only on 25th Mar) | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals present an adventure for ages 3-8 and their families with music, mischief and silliness

The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holidays and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car? This lively show contains … More Noisy Holiday

Best of Bristol Comedy Family Theatre

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy

27th Mar
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with one of the country's most popular comedians

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Suzi Ruffell is taking her critically acclaimed show Keeping It Classy on tour. This thought-provoking and hilarious show has nabbed Ruffell the working-class comedy crown of her generation. Nominated Best Breakthrough Act at The Chortle Awards 2017 and seen supporting Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe.


Poll Function

28th Mar - 30th Mar
8pm | £10

Hail To The People present a hilarious and empathic exploration of youthful hedonism and social responsibility, a new play by Greg Shewring

Two old school friends return to suburbia to wreak havoc on childhood dreams and a system they believed would bring them future opportunity. Confined within a car for most of the journey, old secrets are aired out and open questions are asked about who they have become since leaving the suburbs. Speeding through girls, grades … More Poll Function

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

An Evening with Gecko

31st Mar
8pm | £10

In support of his brand new album 'Volcano', Gecko presents an evening of songs with his trademark wit and warmth

Expect songs about Tooth fairy admin, long haired folk heroines, ignored characters from Italian renaissance paintings and lots of animals. Gecko has taken two successful shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and appeared at Glastonbury, Bestival, BBC Radio 1 & BBC 6 Music. “It made me instantly happy.” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 “Guaranteed to put … More An Evening with Gecko

Comedy Music

Blahblahblah: Ben Norris, Bridget Minamore and Jonny Fluffy-Punk

2nd Apr
8pm | £8

Showcasing the UK's best spoken word performers, presented by Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books and Anna Freeman - monthly Mondays

UK All-Star Poetry Slam Champion Ben Norris (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Family) heads up the April Blah line-up with his charismatic presence and complex, emotional verse. Joined by Bristol favourite Jonny Fluffypunk with his funny, absurd and oddly moving performance, accompanied by the profound poetry of British-Ghanian writer Bridget Minamore, this riotous round Blah … More Blahblahblah: Ben Norris, Bridget Minamore and Jonny Fluffy-Punk

Spoken Word

Rachel Parris & Sean McLoughlin

3rd Apr
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with two of the country's most popular comedians

RACHEL PARRIS: KEYNOTE Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really? Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, she explores what messed up message she can possibly offer to impressionable young minds. Rachel is an award-winning musical comic whose songs have … More Rachel Parris & Sean McLoughlin


The Time Seekers

3rd Apr - 8th Apr
11am & 2pm | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

Back by popular demand - get ready to join Alph, Betty and Gammo on an epic adventure through history! For ages 3-8 years, from the makers of The Star Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of seeing a dinosaur? Meeting a Roman or an Ancient Egyptian? Sharing tea time with a robot from the future? Join The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre for a thrilling journey through time where you take the steering wheel! Following on from the stellar success of The Star Seekers, comes … More The Time Seekers

Best of Bristol Family Theatre

Show & Tell

4th Apr
8pm | £5

A comedy night with a difference! Open mic nights can be laddy, exclusionary and quite frankly we are sick of penis* jokes - Show & Tell by Sophie and Lucy Bishop is a friendly platform that encourages new performers (especially women!)

Show & Tell has a different theme each time, and you can experience the best of Bristol’s new talent through a series of short 5 minute performances. You can even participate in the Q & A after each performer’s slot. Show & Tell performers bring an artefact with them to pass around, or sometimes they … More Show & Tell

Best of Bristol Comedy

Lego Beach

5th Apr - 7th Apr
8pm | £10

Based on true events, this devised storytelling show with live music and physical theatre by INKBLOC ensemble, explores the unlikely connections that only tiny pieces of plastic can build

A freak storm has exposed a containership of LEGO® to the power of the sea, scattering millions of multicoloured building blocks into the ocean… Business is slow in the sleepy seaside town of Bevill, where a handful of locals shuffle through their lives, living one day to the next. Not a single visitor has been … More Lego Beach

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

Gein’s Family Giftshop & Kiri Pritchard-McLean

11th Apr
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with two of the country's most popular comedians

GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOL 3 Like persistent dandruff, the multi award-winning sketch group are back and they are itching to show you what they’ve come up with. Skin ailments aside, the four strong, five star sketch group can’t wait to hawk out their highly anticipated third hour. “Would unsettle even the darkest League of Gentlemen … More Gein’s Family Giftshop & Kiri Pritchard-McLean


Drag On

12th Apr - 13th Apr
8pm | £10

A loving, subversive exploration of queer identity, fantasy and myth, presented by James Morgan

Drag On celebrates drag’s power to move beyond gender, and imagines the monstrous possibility of traversing species. By embracing our innermost fantasies, what can we reveal about being present and queer in the modern world? In 2018, as the repercussions of human dominance on earth become increasingly apocalyptic, James Morgan’s reptilian alter ego asks: aren’t … More Drag On

Comedy Theatre


16th Apr - 17th Apr
8pm | £8

A dirty, messy, highly physical adaptation of Polly, John Gay's sequel to The Beggar's Opera - inspired by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill and their Berlin infused Threepenny Opera, presented by Marie Hamilton and Stephanie Kempson

Macheath ran off to an island to f*ck Jenny Diver. Polly Peachum, his wife, stands on the shore and summons up a storm. Join three weird women as they dance, drum, sing and slash their way through an adaptation of Polly, John Gay’s sequel to The Beggar’s Opera. Using bouffon, drag, and Berlin cabaret we … More Polly

Best of Bristol Theatre


18th Apr - 21st Apr
8pm | £11

Oh look, 2016 Fringe First Award winners Sh!t Theatre again. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again? No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton, we fucking love her - presented by Show And Tell

Following the award-winning sell-out hit Letters to Windsor House – which was named one of Time Out London’s top ten theatre shows of the year – Sh!t Theatre return with their bold new show. It’s about country legend Dolly Parton, cloning, branding, immortality and death. DollyWould enjoyed a 100% sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival … More DollyWould

Comedy Theatre


25th Apr - 28th Apr
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £10

Winner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​very​ ​first​ ​Mental​ ​Health​ ​Fringe​ ​Award​, Kane Power Theatre ​present​ ​a​ ​moving​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​story​ ​about​ ​about​ ​one​ ​son’s relationship​ ​with​ ​his​ ​mother​ ​and​ ​her​ ​mental​ ​health

At​ ​a​ ​time​ ​when​ ​mental​ ​health​ ​is​ ​increasingly​ ​making​ ​the​ ​headlines,​ ​yet​ ​still​ ​so​ ​many​ ​are unable​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​about​ ​their experience​ ​for​ ​fear​ ​of​ ​stigma,​ ​this​ ​show​ ​tells​ ​a​ ​personal​ ​story that​ ​will​ ​get​ ​people​ ​talking. An​ ​exploration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mind​ ​with​ ​music,​ ​anecdotes,​ ​and​ ​medical​ ​notes. Kane​ ​Power​ ​Theatre​ ​presents Mental by​ ​Alice​ … More Mental

Best of Bristol Theatre

Nutty Noah

6th May
11am & 2pm | £8 (under 3s go free)

Bringing his own brand of side-splitting nuttiness, Nutty Noah’s award-winning show includes cheeky original songs, crazy juggling and amazing magic for children 3-8 and their families

Come along, take a seat, get ready and go nuts with Nutty Noah at this fabulously funny, musical and magical entertainment show. Bringing his own brand of side-splitting nuttiness to The Wardrobe Theatre, Nutty Noah’s award-winning show includes cheeky original songs, crazy juggling and amazing magic. If you ask him nicely, he will even balance … More Nutty Noah

Comedy Family

Elf Lyons & Guest

28th May
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents an evening with two of the country's most popular comedians

ELF LYONS: SWAN The giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is delighted to bring her Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to The Wardrobe Theatre. Think big. Think weird. Matthew Bourne would be proud. It’s going to be fun. And sexy. Yeah, let’s throw that word in there too. Graduate of L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Best Show Nominee 2017 Edinburgh … More Elf Lyons & Guest

Best of Bristol Comedy