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 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 Milton Jones, Matt Forde, Rhys Nicholson and Suzi Ruffell.

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 Hal Cruttenden, Nina Conti, Phil Wang and Zoe Lyons. 

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, 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.

 

Further acts and shows to be announced