What’s On

Murder, She Didn’t Write

20th Sep - 23rd Sep
8pm | £10

The improvised Murder-Mystery by Degrees of Error

Move over, Sherlock! In Degrees of Error’s ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’, YOU become the author and watch your very own Agatha Christie-inspired masterpiece unfold on stage. Returning to The Wardrobe Theatre after multiple sell-out runs in 2016, Murder She Didn’t Write provides “one of the funniest evenings you’ll have in some time” (Ed Fringe Review). … More Murder, She Didn’t Write

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

The Not So Late Show With Ross & Josh

22nd Sep
9.30pm | £8

Join your hosts Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler as they take the late-night chat show to its illogical conclusion, presented by Chuckle Busters

Join your hosts Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler as they take the late-night chat show to its illogical conclusion.

Comedy

Sharp Teeth

24th Sep - 10th Dec
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 two 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 lost in … More Sharp Teeth

Best of Bristol Spoken Word

Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games

24th Sep - 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: Adam Kammerling – Shall We Take This Outside?

25th Sep
8pm | £10 (£8 conc.)

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

I have to hit him. In the face. But there is no anger inside me right now. Just a gut full of fear. Heroes are usually pretty handy in a scrap. And when heroes fight, they win. And stuff gets sorted. Adam has to look out for his brothers. He’s the eldest. He’s a good … More Blahblahblah: Adam Kammerling – Shall We Take This Outside?

Spoken Word

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Tom Hickox

26th Sep
8pm | £10 adv.

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe

Tom Hickox is a singer-songwriter from North London, born in 1981. He released his debut album, War, Peace & Diplomacy, in 2014 via Fierce Panda, following which led to comparisons of Hickox’s music to that of Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Scott Walker and Randy Newman. The Daily Telegraph commended the “depth and intensity” of his … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Tom Hickox

Music

How I Came To Be Where I Never Was

27th Sep - 28th Sep
8pm | £10

Jonny Fluffypunk presents a new lo-fi, stand-up, spoken word theatre show for anyone who has ever loved, owned a vinyl record or just been alive

This is a story about being the first punk in the village and the only trainspotter in eyeliner. About unrequited love and youth club and John Peel and the forgotten gods of small record shops. An energetic and uplifting show about the small things in life, fusing elements of theatre, storytelling, comedy, ‘stand-up poetry’ (think … More How I Came To Be Where I Never Was

Best of Bristol Spoken Word

Queen Cunt – Sacred or Profane?

29th Sep - 30th Sep
8pm (plus relaxed performance at 2pm on Sat) | £10

China Blue Fish & Deborah Antoinette present an absurd comedy sketch show - inspired by Dada, the show weaves together ritual, physical theatre & a live vocal score with characters ranging from Virgin Mary, to Theresa May, Earth Priestesses to Burt the drag king

“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, Kill their children Practice witchcraft Destroy capitalism And become lesbians” Come and see us do all of this…and more! Venus is about to collide with Earth! A multi-character explosion paints the stage. In an age where passing trends compel some to surgical operation, where mainstream porn has hijacked … More Queen Cunt – Sacred or Profane?

Best of Bristol Comedy

Missing Pieces

1st Oct - 3rd Dec
6pm (2pm on 3rd Dec) | £8

A series of script-in-hand performances showcasing classic and new plays by Black British, Caribbean and African writers

Missing Pieces is a series of monthly play readings, spread over 6 months, starting in June, showcasing Black British, Caribbean and African work from new writing to classics. Missing Pieces is about raising the profile of Black work in the South West and enable work usually seen in London to be seen here. We have … More Missing Pieces

Best of Bristol Theatre

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera

2nd Oct - 11th Dec
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 5 years and over 120 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

Actor Headshots Monthly Sessions

2nd Oct - 5th Feb
9.30am-5.30pm | £75

Affordable monthly actors headshot days with experienced photographer Charley Murrell

TO BOOK: Contact Charley on 07917 367587 or charley@cidermill-photography.co.uk WHAT’S INCLUDED: – 40 minute photoshoot – 3/4 different ‘looks’ – 30+ photos from the shoot – 2 professionally retouched photos Slots available every 45 minutes from 9.30am until 5.30pm This is a monthly session so if you can’t make it this month, let me know … More Actor Headshots Monthly Sessions

Plumbing The Death Star

3rd Oct
8pm | £18 (£15 conc.)

The hugely popular comedy podcast from Melbourne on their first international tour - answering the questions about films, TV, comic books and other popular fiction that no-one has even thought to ask!

Australian based podcast Plumbing The Death Star have left the safety of their studio and are doing their first ever international tour! Come down to catch the Plumbing Boys in their first shows in the UK as they ask important questions like “Is James Bond a good spy?” and “Is Darth Vader ashamed of his … More Plumbing The Death Star

Comedy

Fossils

4th Oct - 7th Oct
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £10

An extinct fish, a missing father and breath-taking live electronic sound in a new play by Bucket Club

Vanessa’s life is science. Fact based, evidence led, no nonsense, no monsters. But when a photograph surfaces showing something in Loch Ness, she must embark on a very personal research project. An extinct fish, a missing father and breath-taking live electronic sound in a new play with songs about how we connect to the past … More Fossils

Best of Bristol Theatre

Chuckle Busters: Friday Night Comedy

6th Oct - 1st Dec
9.30pm | £5-£8

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

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

Comedy

Nincompoop

8th Oct - 10th Dec
7.30pm (2pm only on 10th Dec) | 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. Also don’t miss Family Friendly Nincompoops at 2pm on 8th October, 12th November, and 10th December! Previous Nincompoops have included a man pouring a can of spaghetti … More Nincompoop

Best of Bristol Comedy

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Front Country

9th Oct
8pm | £8 Earlybird, £11 First Release, £14 Second Release

This ground-breaking, genre-shaking San Francisco group screw up every tradition of the sound America gave to the world and remoulded it

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe: When Bob Harris played tracks Front Country’s memorable debut album, Sake of The Sound on BBC Radio 2, he told listeners they were “currently the biggest band on the bluegrass scene in America” …and he was … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Front Country

Music

Brian Gittins: Don’t Feed The Monkey Man

10th Oct
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

Chuckle Busters regularly hosts a selection of top comedians at The Wardrobe Theatre

Back by popular demand! David Earl’s alter ego, Brian Gittins is an utter prat and according to the Sussex Argus, ‘The World’s Worst Comedian’. However, Brian’s not having any of it and he’s back with a live show with the might of powerhouse sponsor Rampoo (Shampoo for rams) behind him. It promises dancing, singing and … More Brian Gittins: Don’t Feed The Monkey Man

Comedy

The Way I Look

11th Oct - 12th Oct
8pm | £10

O&O present a funny and bold new piece of physical theatre exploring the relationship between identity and appearance drawing from the personal stories of people with facial birthmarks and scars

“That was the exact moment I knew something was different. That was when I woke up.” Imagine you have a birthmark on your face. You’ve had it all your life. You’ve had to put up with people staring, pointing and asking questions. Sometimes it makes you feel like a monster. Sometimes it makes you feel … More The Way I Look

Best of Bristol Theatre

Cliff Jumping For Beginners

13th Oct - 15th Oct
8pm | £10 + booking fee

Circus City present 3 nights of fooling by Beyond The Ridiculous

The fools return as part of Circus City Festival to explore the theme of risk with a three day mini-festival of fooling where each show will be different. We all have voices in our heads: people we’ve met, aspects of ourselves, bizarre and banal creatures cobbled from emotions and memories. Instead of wishing they’d shut … More Cliff Jumping For Beginners

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

Six Wives of Henry VIII

17th Oct - 21st Oct
8pm (plus 2pm on Saturday) | £12 (£10 conc.)

The brilliant Living Spit present their hysterical, self-referential romp through history with live music, embroidery and barbie dolls - you may just laugh your head off

Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There’s no escaping that. Stu Mcloughlin doesn’t really look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go. After their previous self-funded two-man historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard and Stu are at their wits’ end. Then they hit upon an idea for … More Six Wives of Henry VIII

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games

22nd Oct - 29th Oct
3pm | £8 (£6 for kids and under 3's GO FREE!) / Family ticket £25 (for 4, must include one Under 18)

Circus City Festival presents a characterful and fantastically fun all ages afternoon game show for the audience, created by Gwendolyn Scott and Megan Brooks

Wardrobe Theatre regulars, Squeezy Green and Finney Haddock present this two-show special of circus themed games to celebrate Bristol’s Circus City festival. The two hosts will take you through a series of games and challenges. Play from the safety of your seat or take the opportunity to go head to head against another challenger. Squeezy … More Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games

Best of Bristol Comedy Family

Blahblahblah: Laurie Bolger, Raymond Antrobus and Debris Stevenson

23rd Oct
8pm | £8

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

An evening of legends! Laurie Bolger, host of London’s infamous BANG Said the Gun spoken word nights brings her powerful verse to the stage alongside British-Jamaican slam champion and ‘writer of colour to watch out for’ (The Fader, 2017) Raymond Antrobus. They will be joined by Debris Stevenson, self-described social carrier pigeon who has shared … More Blahblahblah: Laurie Bolger, Raymond Antrobus and Debris Stevenson

Spoken Word

A Strange New Space

24th Oct - 28th Oct
11am & 2pm | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

Tessa Bide presents a brand new children's show about imagination, the universe, refugees and what it takes to become an astronaut, for ages 4-10 years and their families

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth? Amira knows all of these things. She is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming … More A Strange New Space

Best of Bristol Family Theatre

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Rachel Newton (plus Effra)

24th Oct
8pm | £8 Earlybird, £11 First Release, £14 Second Release

Stunning singer, fiddle player and harpist, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017 and Scottish Traditional Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year 2016

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe: Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces. Rachel performs solo, with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Rachel Newton (plus Effra)

Music

The Harry & Chris Show 2

25th Oct
5pm & 8pm | £12

A special night of spoken word and live music from world poetry slam champion Harry Baker and jazz musician Chris Read

After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry Baker and Chris Read bring their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and best-matery to venues nationwide! Making comedy-jazz-rap a thing, their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to … More The Harry & Chris Show 2

Comedy Music Spoken Word

Show & Tell

26th Oct
8pm | £4

by Sophie and Lucy Bishop

Show & Tell is a comedy night in Bristol with a difference. Open mic nights can be laddy, exclusionary and quite frankly we are sick of penis* jokes – so Show & Tell is a friendly platform that encourages new performers (especially women!). Show & Tell has a different theme each time, and you can … More Show & Tell

Best of Bristol Comedy

The Phantom Of The Opera with Live Score by Minima

27th Oct - 28th Oct
8pm | £10

This Halloween witness an electrifying live score of cello, drums, bass and guitar from Minima as they accompany this classic, fast-paced, dramatic film of obsession, kidnap, murder and revenge!

Minima specialise in live accompaniment to silent films. Their electrifying new score for The Phantom Of The Opera captures the horror of the story but also finds pathos, romance and humour. Drums, bass, guitar and cello strike up a thrilling relationship with the film, following the Phantom down into his subterranean nightmare world. Press quotes … More The Phantom Of The Opera with Live Score by Minima

Best of Bristol Film Music

Tony Law

31st Oct
8pm | £12

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

Tony Law is a three-time Chortle Award winner, Amused Moose Best Show winner, and Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. His extensive TV and radio credits include: Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Squares (ITV) Never … More Tony Law

Comedy

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra (plus Kitty Macfarlane)

1st Nov
8pm | £8 Earlybird, £11 First Release, £14 Second Release

Potent songs, silky double-bass, fiery fiddling and smoking harmonicas. An album launch event for their latest live release; D’rect From The Shire

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe: Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and simply stunning harmonica player. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and ballads to tango, rhumba and even … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra (plus Kitty Macfarlane)

Music

How To Win Against History

2nd Nov - 11th Nov
8pm (plus 2pm on Sat 11th) | £12 (£10 conc.)

A fierce, hilarious, tragi-gorgeous, ripped-up new musical - presented by Áine Flanagan Productions, Seiriol Davies and the Young Vic, and co-presented as part of Tobacco Factory Theatres BEYOND

Henry Cyril Paget was one of the Earth’s wealthiest men, until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. 5th Marquis of Anglesey blew his family’s colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles and putting on simply amazing plays to which nobody came, causing a very 19th century scandal. His fabulous flame burned brightly, … More How To Win Against History

Comedy Music Theatre

Mae Martin: Dope

3rd Nov
9:45pm | £11 (£9 conc.)

Chuckle Busters presents award winning stand-up and star of BBC Radio Four’s 'Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality'

Mae Martin is comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London. In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite … More Mae Martin: Dope

Comedy

Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

4th Nov
8pm | £12 (£10 conc.)

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

The most talked about comedian from last year’s Fringe is back. He’s still white, and you’re still hippies. Something’s got to give. And he’s not blacking up. It’s been a globe-trotting year for Whitey. He’s been to America, Australia, Holland and the rest. All over, he’s found people who say they’re too left wing to … More Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

Comedy

David Gibb – Climb That Tree

4th Nov
2pm | £8 (under 3s go free)

David Gibb is on a one-man mission to make brilliant, engaging and high quality music for families and children.

Climb That Tree is the brand new live show and album from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb. Join David on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular … More David Gibb – Climb That Tree

Comedy Family Music

The Pixies’ Scarf

5th Nov
11am | £8

A theatrical treat (with a post-show puppet making workshop) for children and their families, set in the wet, craggy lands of Dartmoor - help Soap Soup Theatre raise funds for their 2017 Christmas show

Design and make your very own puppet to take home! Join Soap Soup for a puppet-making workshop straight after the show. Suitable for ages 5 and up, or for any age as long as they are accompanied by an adult to help! For everyone who watched the 11am performance – Pay What You Decide While … More The Pixies’ Scarf

Best of Bristol Family Theatre

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

10th Nov
9.45pm | £11 (£9 conc.)

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

Fern’s past two fringe shows sold out through word of mouth alone and now she’s ready for her debut tour. Scottish comedian Fern is here with a Scottish hour. Scottish. As seen on English comedian Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland’s new series Brexit Stage Left. ‘Suffer … More Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Comedy

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow (with Saskia Griffiths Moore)

14th Nov
8pm | £8 Earlybird, £11 First Release, £14 Second Release

Folk music from Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship and some damn great tunes

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe: Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow (with Saskia Griffiths Moore)

Best of Bristol Music

“It’s Okay, I’m Dealing With It.”

15th Nov - 16th Nov
8pm | £10

Brighton-based company The Hiccup Project present their brilliantly funny comedic dance-theatre follow-up to the award-winning 'May-We-Go-Round?'

Cristina and Chess have both experienced smashing their two front teeth. It affected them and it got them thinking. In a culture preoccupied with perfect smiles, keeping a stiff upper lip and for everything to always be ‘fine’: how do we deal with difficult things? What happens if we don’t want to deal with them? … More “It’s Okay, I’m Dealing With It.”

Comedy Dance Theatre

Workshop with The Hiccup Project

15th Nov
10am-11.30am | £7

A fun, creative and energetic session with the Artistic Directors of The Hiccup Project

This will be a fun, creative and energetic session, giving an opportunity to work with the Artistic Directors of The Hiccup Project, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams, and gain an insight into the company practices of fusing dance, theatre and comedy. Come enjoy the pleasures of moving, shaking and grooving –  all to a soundtrack … More Workshop with The Hiccup Project

Dance

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

17th Nov
8pm | £11 (£8 conc.)

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

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, was a second total sell-out. She’s spoken to millions as former host of ‘Guilty Feminist’ and … More Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Comedy

The Toll by Luke Wright

18th Nov
8pm | £10

After the Fringe First winning success of 'What I Learned From Johnny Bevan', Luke Wright is back to subject the English language to a series of degrading new tricks, all for your amusement

Featuring a selection of poems from The Toll (Penned In The Margins, 2017) this show tours the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. It struggles with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time. Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game, as … More The Toll by Luke Wright

Spoken Word

Story Slam

19th Nov - 17th Dec
2pm | Pay What You Decide

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

Story Slam is where you can hear peoples amazing true stories told live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience. Put you name in the hat for a chance to tell your story, or just enjoy everyone else’s! The Story Slam is held on the third Sunday every month and starts … More Story Slam

Best of Bristol Spoken Word

Blahblahblah: Salena Godden, Molly Naylor and Isaiah Hull

20th Nov
8pm | £8

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

Salena Godden is one of the UK’s foremost poets, regularly anthologised and headlining festivals nationally and internationally. Fresh off her ‘Summer of LOVEwire’ UK tour, catch Godden sharing some of her brilliant new work for an Autumnal celebration of spoken word. Sharing the stage will be poet and performer Molly Naylor, co-writer of After Hours … More Blahblahblah: Salena Godden, Molly Naylor and Isaiah Hull

Spoken Word

Reservoir Cats

23rd Nov - 21st Jan
7.30pm (plus 2pm matinee on Saturdays) | £15 (£13 conc., £12 previews)

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 Cats – a ferocious feline foursome on their way to crash the annual Jellicle Ball, intent on stealing the big prize. But when this botched heist turns into a cruel bloodbath, paws and pistols are pointed: Who can be trusted? Did … More Reservoir Cats

Best of Bristol Comedy Theatre

Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith (plus Anna Kissell)


4th Dec
8pm | £8 Earlybird, £11 First Release, £14 Second Release

Highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist folk duo who play traditional and original storytelling music of the British Isles

Ear Trumpet Folk Club presents regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe: Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social … More Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith (plus Anna Kissell)


Music

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

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

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

Music