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Welcome to the official home of the Bath Comedy Festival

Welcome to the home of Bath Comedy - for the Spring time Bath Comedy Festival, now in its 16th year, and year-round Bath Comedy events including Bath Comedy Club shows, July Edinburgh Preview season and many one-off specials.

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We're delighted with our new Bath Comedy Club venue at Nowhere - a cool new bar (formerly the Green Park Tavern).

Next Bath Comedy Club:

Bath Comedy ClubThursday 14th March 2024
Bath Comedy Club: Nowhere - Starring Dee Allum, Rhodri Buttrick, TBC

Dee Allum: from Cambridge Footlights to Best Newcomer Nominee at the Chortle Awards, runner up in the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year Award 2021 and a finalist in the 2022 BBC New Comedy Award Competition.
Rhodri Buttrick: Half Welsh, half English, Rhodri is a rare concoction of sarcasm and silliness.


44-45 Lower Bristol Rd

Nowhere is now home to Magu - absolutely the best burgers in town!

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The 2024 Bath Comedy Festival will run from Monday 1st April - Sunday 21st April 2024

For all forthcoming events - CLICK HERE for full details and online booking for all shows as they come online and on sale.

If you are a new act and want to enter our prestigious New Act Competition - click here to fill in the submission form

If you are an established act or agent and want to bring a show to the Festival, to perform at one of our regular Bath Comedy Club nights throughout the year, bring a tour show or have any questions - please click here to contact us and we'll help you find the right way to join in!


As always, we have some great on-off tour shows for you while we're preparing for the springtime Bath Comedy Festival!

Friday 29th March
Music Special: Nick Harper - Tempus Fugitive
Old Theatre Royal

Acclaimed guitarist-singer-songwriter Nick Harper plays from his latest album 'Tempus Fugitive' and extensive back catalogue.

"Be there or be denied a life-affirming experience" - Glasgow Herald


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Festival Director Nick Steel also promotes "regular-irregular" music gigs .

Now under new management, Nick is helping bring top class live music back to the street at The Ram pub in Widcombe, Bath.

Coming up:
Fri 23rd Feb - Innes Sibun Trio - Live at The Ram

Now legendary on the Bath (and World!) circuit, we're delighted to welcome back Innes, with a handpicked trio or quartet...we shall wait and see who he invites to join him this time!

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More top bands coming up:
Fri 9th Feb - The Young Martyrs
Fri 23rd Feb - Innes Sibun Trio
Fri 8th Mar - The Spoonful
Fri 22nd Mar - Marick Baxter, Aidan Bew & Tess Livingstone
Fri 12th Apr - Jon Amor Trio
Fri 3rd May - The Blues Cafe Allstars
Fri 17th May - LeBurn Maddox Trio
Fri 31st May - Bob Bowles Trio

Look out for more soon!

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Bath Life Awards 2024

Bath Life Awards 2024 - Proud Finalist

We're a finalist in the Bath Life Awards again this year, in the Arts category

Nick Steel's Radio Interviews

Listen to a selection of Nick's recent radio interviews - click here

Nick says:

I'm always excited about what we have in store for the next Bath Comedy shows, and I'm so proud that we managed to not only survive the pandemic/lockdown periods, but also produce over 60 shows in 2020 and over 75 in 2021, when not much else was able to happen, and then hold two full Bath Comedy Festivals in 2022 and 2023.

Bath Comedy recently reached the top three in category at the 2022 Bath Business Awards - Tourism and Hospitality Resilience Award, and was a finalist in both the Bath Life Awards and Creative Bath Awards 2023.


See the what's on calendar for more details of all shows as they come on sale, including Bath Comedy Club nights, Edinburgh Previews season, and all year-round tour shows and one-off events. We're already booking into next year and beyond...lots of excitement to come!

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Bath Comedy presents: Edinburgh Previews Festival 2023

See events calendar 17th to 29th July at The Hop Pole

Two weeks of hand-picked, affordable preview shows forming a mini-Edinburgh Fringe right here in Bath!

Featuring Freya Mallard, Stuart Goldsmith, Janine Harouni, Dan Tiernan, Nabil Abdulrashid, Fiona Allen, Larry Dean, Horatio Gould, Aideen McQueen, Samantha Day, Alex Kitson, Nick Doody, Dave Chawner, David Hoare, Sam Michael, Adam Flood, Ben Harrington, Matt Price, Sachin Kumarendran, Eva Bindeman, Rosie Holt and Ronnie Golden!

Enjoy a top notch slice of Edinburgh Fringe with 22 solo shows presented at The Hop Pole over the last two weeks of July.

Look out for the printed guide in town soon, but secure your tickets by booking online - see the events diary and details of all shows here.

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Creative Bath Awards 2023

Creative Bath Awards 2023 - Proud Finalist

We're thriilled to be a finalist in the Creative Bath Awards again this year, in the Performance category

Bath Life Awards 2023

Bath Life Awards 2023 - Proud Finalist

We were also a finalist in the Bath Life Awards again this year, in the Event category

Bath Comedy also recently reached the top three in category at the 2022 Bath Business Awards - Tourism and Hospitality Resilience Award.

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

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