Komedia is re-opening!


After seven long months of closure due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, live comedy, music, cabaret & more will be returning to Komedia Bath from November!


As of Saturday 7th November, Komedia’s house light will dim, the stage lights will go up and for the first time in nearly 8 months live comedy will return to venue with the renowned (and now socially distanced) Krater Comedy Club!


Back in action & ready to help stave-off the November blues Komedia is delighted to announce that the line-up for the opening night show will be:

- Stephen Grant - A repeat award winner of Best UK Compere, Stephen Grant is one of the hardest working comedy performers and writers in the UK. He’s also the man who created Krater Club all those years ago, so we’re delighted to have him back for our re-opening night!

- Sally Anne Hayward - A true favourite with Komedia audiences, Sally Anne toured the UK alongside Sarah Millican before the pandemic hit. She is known for her no-holds-barred brand of autobiographical humour.

- Ben Norris - Known for having an incredibly relaxed stage persona, Ben has an innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. You might know him from his appearances on Mock the Week & Nevermind the Buzzcocks.

- Michael Fabbri - Hailing from Brighton, Fabbri made his mark on the comedy scene by reaching the final of Edinburgh's So You Think You're Funny competition. His style blends the cerebral with the downright smutty. Previous alumni of Krater Comedy Club include the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, Daliso Chaponda & Luisa Omielan to name just a few, so the humble Komedia Bath stage really is the place to catch the comedy all-stars of tomorrow! Pre-show dining will also be available at all Krater Comedy Club shows, making this the ultimate all-in-one Covid-secure night out.

** Please see below for full details of the venue’s Covid Safety Measures and new House Rules**

The team at Komedia is also working hard to pack the calendar with more fantastic comedy, music, cabaret and film events including Drag Bingo with Charlie Hides (of Ru Paul Paul’s Drag Race Fame), a musical matinee and cider Festival with the Skimmity Hitchers and special guests, as well as the breath-taking Kendal Mountain Film Festival’s ‘Director’s Choice’ screening.

*** Please see below for further event listings and full details***

FUNDING & SUPPORT

Throughout the long period of closure the Komedia Board and a team of dedicated volunteers have also been working hard behind the scenes to secure funding for the venue to help weather these hard times. Komedia has received £20,000 of emergency funding from Arts Council England, as well as £25,000 from the Power to Change Fund, which was awarded only to community owned, mutuals and cooperative businesses.

As of Monday 12 October, we are also delighted to report that we have receieved news that we be awarded £210,000 in emergency funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). This will help sustain the business as we re-open in a Covid-safe way, and as we take tentative steps towards rebuilding our diverse program of music, comedy, cabaret and more.

Komedia Bath would also very much like to thank all members and customers who have helped the venue through this difficult time with donations, refusals of refunds, advice and messages of support – it really has made a huge difference!

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EVENT LISTINGS:

SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER - KRATER COMEDY CLUB Doors 6:30pm // Tickets from £16.50 // Ages 18+ Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

Krater Comedy Club is back in action & ready to help stave-off the November blues with lots of laughs, courtesy of three top comedians and one of the best comperes in the business every Saturday night. Previous alumni of Krater Comedy Club include the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, Daliso Chaponda & Luisa Omielan to name just a few, so our stage really is the place to catch the comedy all-stars of tomorrow!

Pre-show dining is available at this event.

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SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER - KRATER COMEDY CLUB Doors 6:30pm // Tickets from £16.50 // Ages 18+ Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

Krater Comedy Club is back in action & ready to help stave-off the November blues with lots of laughs, courtesy of three top comedians and one of the best comperes in the business every Saturday night. Previous alumni of Krater Comedy Club include the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, Daliso Chaponda & Luisa Omielan to name just a few, so our stage really is the place to catch the comedy all-stars of tomorrow!

Pre-show dining is available at this event.

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WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER - DRAG BINGO WITH CHARLIE HIDES Doors 6:00pm // Tickets from £7.00 // Ages 16+ Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/15-or-less/drag-bingo-with-charlie-hides

After selling out all over the UK, Charlie Hides is bringing his shiny balls to Bath. An outrageously fun event hosted by internationally famous Drag Queen Charlie Hides with stand-up comedy, socially distanced-games and camp prizes to be won!

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THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER - KENDAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Doors 6:00pm // Tickets £18.00 (Conc. £10.00) // Rated 12A (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/film/kendal-mountain-festival-uk-tour/ With 40 years of heritage, Kendal Mountain Festival brings outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe together to share and celebrate the best stories from the world of adventure Watch an incredible collection of short adventure films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breath-taking environments.

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FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER - VOODOO ROOMDoors 7:00pm // Tickets £16.00 // Ages 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/arts-cafe-programme/voodoo-room-2/

Voodoo Room deliver a full-on show that features all of your favourite Hendrix and Cream tunes, performed with an energy and virtuosity that transcends tribute band status. This is definitively NOT a wig wearing, dress up, pantomime style tribute band – rather, it is simply great music performed by great players with real pedigree. This is a band with real talent.

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SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER - KRATER COMEDY CLUB Doors 6:30pm // Tickets from £16.50 // Ages 18+ Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

Krater Comedy Club is back in action & ready to help stave-off the November blues with lots of laughs, courtesy of three top comedians and one of the best comperes in the business every Saturday night. Previous alumni of Krater Comedy Club include the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, Daliso Chaponda & Luisa Omielan to name just a few, so our stage really is the place to catch the comedy all-stars of tomorrow!

Pre-show dining is available at this event.

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SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER - KRATER COMEDY CLUB Doors 6:30pm // Tickets from £16.50 // Ages 18+ Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

Krater Comedy Club is back in action & ready to help stave-off the November blues with lots of laughs, courtesy of three top comedians and one of the best comperes in the business every Saturday night. Previous alumni of Krater Comedy Club include the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, Daliso Chaponda & Luisa Omielan to name just a few, so our stage really is the place to catch the comedy all-stars of tomorrow!

Pre-show dining is available at this event.

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SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER - SKIMMITY HITCHERS SPECIAL GUESTSDoors 2:00pm // Table of 6: £60.00 // Ages 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)Ticket Link: https://komedia.co.uk/bath/music/skimmity-hitchers/

A Sunday live music matinee with Scrumpy & Western favourites Skimmity Hitchers and Special Guests!

Live music comes back with a bang, a cheer and a swig of cider and Scrumpy & Western favourites Skimmity Hitchers return to Bath for a famous afternoon of socially distanced revelry.

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COVID SAFETY MEASURES & NEW HOUSE RULES:

Komedia Bath will be operating at a reduced capacity in order to adhere to social distancing measures, and to give all customers, staff and performers the best and safest experience possible have implemented the following house rules:

  • Customers must not enter if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Customers must use hand sanitiser or wash hands upon arrival & use regularly throughout their stay.

  • Customers must leave contact details for NHS Test and Trace when entering the venue.

  • Customers must respect the new one way system and use the Entrance and Exit as appropriate.

  • Customers must only use allocated smoking areas outside the venue.

  • Customers are asked to only leave their seat to go to the toilet and are required to wear a mask whenever not seated (aside from those who are exempt on medical grounds).

ADDITIONAL STAFF/VENUE SAFETY MEASURES:

  • A new venue one-way system has been put in place to reduce queueing and potential contact between customers and staff from different households.

  • Staff will be regularly washing hands and cleaning tables between customers with sanitiser and disinfectant.

  • All staff will be wearing masks inside the venue

  • Komedia will provide full table service for food and drink via an app-based ordering system

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