Slapstick Festival

Various venues
Slapstick Festival


The UK’s biggest celebration of silent, visual and classic screen comedy returns to Bristol from 26 to 30 January with a celebrity-led programme of live events, taking place at Bristol Cathedral, the Redgrave Theatre, St George’s Bristol and Watershed.

The festival promises to see Bristol start the new year with one of the UK’s highest concentrations of comedy talent thanks to a list of live guests which includes Ronni Ancona, Barry Cryer, Jon Culshaw, Andy Day, Richard Herring, Armando Iannucci, Robin Ince, Peter Lord,  Stephen Mangan, Paul McGann, Bill Oddie, Sally Phillips, Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith and Tim Vine.

Oodles of screen comedy favourites in the mix, too, via clips, plus a rare chance to see early Russian, Czech and Japanese silent comedies; the regional premiere of the new Chaplin documentary, events saluting the pioneering women from Hollywood’s youth, Bill Oddie exploring why it’s funny when it hurts and a live Zoom call with James Curtis about his new book: Buster Keaton: A Filmmakers’ Life.

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Dates: (26 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022)
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

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Bristol CathedralBristol Cathedral, Central Bristol

Colston Hall Foyer - CREDIT AARDMANBristol Beacon, Central Bristol

Redgrave TheatreRedgrave Theatre, Clifton

Watershed Bristol Harbourside
Watershed, Harbourside

Friday, 28th January 2022 - Friday, 28th January 2022

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