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Bath Comedy Festival 2018

We're celebrating our 10th anniversary with the biggest festival to date, with more shows and venues than ever!

Bath Comedy Festival printed programmeThis year's Festival programme officially launched this week and the brochure is out on the streets and on your screens.

Visit the web site Events Diary for details of all shows including booking links, or you can read an overview here or look through the printed brochure online in PDF format.

A host of famous names

Jon Richardson, Helen Lederer, Zoe Lyons, Simon Evans, Henning Wehn, Simon Day, Mark Steel, Arthur Smith and Rachel Parris are just a few of the top attractions at this year's bumper festival.

Other highlights inlcude the return of Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, the ever-popular Wine Arts Trail, a fabulous Closing Gala show and a six day run of international five star gin-based musical cabaret Mother's Ruin.

There is a core series of fantastic professional shows at Widcombe Social Club and the Ring O Bells, an extended New Act Competition, expanded Affordable Festival based at Bath Brew House and St James Wine Vaults and many more shows at multiple venues around town including The Mission and Rondo Theatres, Komedia and more. There are also outreach shows in Frome and Bradford on Avon.

See the Festival Events Diary for details of all shows including booking links.

Bath Comedy Shopalong

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Bath Comedy Festival, Bath BID and Bath Comedy have teamed up to create an amusing trail. 30 large Bath Plug logos have been placed in a variety of central Bath establishments, either prominently displayed, or hidden somewhere inside.

Each plug displays the punchline to a numbered joke on the accompanying Shopalong map. We invite participants of all ages to collect as many of the punchlines as they can for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

For more details and to download the Shopalong entry form click here.

HM Queen and HRH Prince Charles happened to be passing through town and very kindly paused briefly to declare the Shopalong trail open.

Photh by Todd Jones featuring Rare Species Interactive Comic Theatre Company

For more details click here.

Principal Sponsor:


Festival Sponsors:
Specsavers Abbey Hotel No.15 Great Pulteney Curo

Sponsors are always being sought - get in touch if you interested in supporting us.

Festival Partners:

VisitBath Bath BID

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