Live @ the RSC: Comedy Festival

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Twenty-two of the country’s top comedians fresh from the fringe storm the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for two weekends of side-splitting stand-up this September. Join us between 12-21 September for our Comedy Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

Pre-theatre dining at the RSC

The performers

Meet the comedians performing on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage for our Live @ the RSC: Comedy Festival this autumn.  

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Exclusive Festival offers

  • Belly Laugh: Visit Susie's Cafe Bar from 12-21 September and claim our Belly Laugh meal deal offer. Grab a Susie’s Dog and a bottle of Veltins Lager for £8.50 or a Naked Dog and a bottle of Veltins Lager for £7.50 and save £1.90. Book your table at Susie's when you book your tickets.
  • Curtain Call Experience: Step centre-stage and discover what goes in to making an RSC production special on our post-show curtain call tour. Just £34 including your Comedy Festival ticket. Limited availability.
  • Multi-buy: Purchase tickets for three nights of the Comedy Festival and save £15 with our multi-buy discount.*

*Offer only applies to the multi act shows, and not to Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt or other solo shows.

What's On Festival Guide


Thursday 12 September, 7.15pm

Thursday Night Live at the RSC

Live comedy in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon with MC Carl Donnelly joined by Bridget Christie, Fin Taylor, Rhys Nicholson and Sarah Keyworth. 

Saturday 14 September, 8pm

Saturday Night Live at the RSC

Live comedy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with MC Alun Cochrane joined by Flo and Joan, Milton Jones, Matt Forde and Suzi Ruffell.

Sunday 15 September, 7.15pm

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest - direct from the West End and now heading to Stratford-upon-Avon. With 11 years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show. 

Thursday 19 September, 7.15pm

Thursday Night Live at the RSC

Live comedy in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon with MC Ivo Graham joined by Nina Conti, Jessica Fostekew, Glenn Moore and Phil Wang.

Friday 20 September, 7.15pm

Friday Night Live at the RSC

Live comedy at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with MC Felicity Ward joined by Darren Harriott, Desiree Burch, Rhys James and Rory Bremner.

Saturday 21 September, 6pm and 8pm

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a BBC series. Copies will be available to buy and for signature after the performance.