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Welcome to the official home of the Bath Comedy Festival

Welcome to the home of Bath Comedy - for both the Spring time Bath Comedy Festival and events throughout the year.

Bath Comedy Festival 2018 is our 10th birthday and in celebration we're running for 20 days, from Tuesday 27th March - Sunday 15th April 2018, and we're expanding our reach and range of venues.

We're delighted to be opening at the Forum again, and holding a Closing Gala at the fabulous new Apex Hotel Conference Suite. Look out for our brand new Comedy Cabin venue and Comedy Garden Bar in the centre of town. News on all this and more coming soon!

Latest News

Bath Comedy Festival 2018 - First events on sale and selling fast!

Jon Richardson We've got some cracking shows in store for you, and one has already sold out from word of mouth!

Get in quick if you want tickets for our opening night at Bath Forum with Jon Richardson - there aren't many left!

Henning Wehn's two work-in-progress shows at Widcombe Social Club have already sold out - sorry!

Helen LedererOther popular shows already on sale include Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, and The Wine Arts Trail - our annual flagship mystery tour show on a Routemaster bus, with this year's celebrity clippie the Absolutely Fabulous Helen Lederer!

Read Festival Director Nick Steel's overview of the Festival here.

Check the what's on pages for more, and keep your eye out as more shows will be coming online and on sale soon.

Bath Life Awards

Stop Press: Bath Comedy Festival is a finalist in the Bath Life Awards. Organisers await with bated breath to see if their 10 years of hard but hilarious work has resulted in this glittering award!

Bath Comedy Pre-Festival Show 2018

Can't wait for the Festival to start?

Larry Dean Thurs 22nd March - 8.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Larry Dean - Fandan
Larry brings us his critically-acclaimed new show on tour following a debut appearance on BBC1's Live At The Apollo.

Archived News

Bath Comedy Festival Photo Galleries

We're still collecting photos from last year's Festival but here are some galleries we put together. You don't need to have a Facebook account to view them:

2017 Bath Comedy Festival Opening Night

The Wine Arts Trail 2017

2017 New Act Competition Final

2017 Bath Plug Award - Barry Cryer

Check the what's on diary for event details and online booking links.

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The 2016 web site including programme, news items and photos has been archived, but is still available to view here.


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