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Fri 28th February

Peter Pan Goes Wrong
25th February midnight - 29th February midnight
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
A side-splitting stage show where everything that can goes wrong, does.
JACK (OFF) & THE BEANSTALK (Adults Only Panto)
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Fabulous, funny and filthy! A strictly adults only panto

Sat 29th February

Peter Pan Goes Wrong
25th February midnight - 29th February midnight
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
A side-splitting stage show where everything that can goes wrong, does.
Sarah and Duck
2pm - 4pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Join Sarah and Duck and your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady. Showings at 2pm and 4pm

Tue 3rd March

A Monster Calls
3rd March 7:30pm - 7th March 9pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Offering a dazzling insight into love, life and healing, A Monster Calls tells the story of thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum. Together, they’ve managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better.

Wed 4th March

THE BEAR (Based on the book by Raymond Briggs)
1:30pm - 3pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff.

Thu 5th March

GO NOW! – The Music Of The Moody Blues
6:30pm - 8pm
The Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Experience the timeless sound of the greatest classic rock band of a generation and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers THE MOODY BLUES in this exceptional tribute.
The Big Yard Pool Party with CUSU
7pm - 9:30pm
The Wave
The LGBT+ Student Community have worked with The Yard Coventry & The Wave to bring you - The Big Yard Pool Party. An evening of inflatables, mocktails & poolside fun! Experience The Wave in all its glory, before you head over to The Yard after party!

Fri 6th March

Mark Harrison
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating, Mark Harrison’s highly individual, all-original music has taken him to some of the top UK venues and festivals.

Sat 7th March

Comedy Central Live- 7th March
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Comedy returns to Square One in the heart of the city on 7th March. This is your chance to see stand up comedy from some great acts straight from Comedy Central Live, with limited tickets available for only £5!
Comedy Central Live- 7th March
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Comedy returns to Square One on 7th March. This is your chance to see stand up comedy from some great acts straight from Comedy Central Live, with limited tickets available for only £5!

Sun 8th March

Kinky Boots The Musical
3pm - 5pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen!

Tue 10th March

Once
10th March 7:30pm - 14th March 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The multi-award-winning musical comes to Coventry in March 2020

Wed 11th March

Once
10th March 7:30pm - 14th March 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The multi-award-winning musical comes to Coventry in March 2020

Thu 12th March

Once
10th March 7:30pm - 14th March 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The multi-award-winning musical comes to Coventry in March 2020

Fri 13th March

Once
10th March 7:30pm - 14th March 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The multi-award-winning musical comes to Coventry in March 2020
3 HAIL MARY’S
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
The most talked about Irish play in years… with rousing sing-songs, a decapitated statue, a chicken-plucker, stories of numerous heart-attacks, a fish that gets away and confusion galore about what they had for lunch.
Foil, Arms & Hog: Swines
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Ireland’s top sketch trio are back on tour with their new show Swines. With over 100 million hits, the group are best known for their online sketches, but it’s the live show where they really shine.

Sat 14th March

Once
10th March 7:30pm - 14th March 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The multi-award-winning musical comes to Coventry in March 2020
Ed Byrne
8pm - 9:30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
TV favourite Ed Byrne brings his latest sell-out Fringe show and biggest tour to date to the Warwick Arts Centre.

Mon 16th March

Sukh Ojla - Life Sukhs
7:45pm - 9pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Following her debut solo run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Sukh Ojla brings her brilliant solo comedy hour to Coventry.

Tue 17th March

The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel
17th March 7pm - 19th March 3:30am
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel invites audiences on a journey deep into the forest.

Fri 20th March

STUDIO COMEDY CLUB
8pm - 10pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Sniggers, snorts, chortles, chuckles and good old belly-laughs - join us for a regular barrel of hilarity with comedians from across the touring circuit and television performing live

Sat 21st March

Comedy Central Live- 21st March
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Comedy returns to Square One in the heart of the city on 21st March. This is your chance to see stand up comedy from some great acts straight from Comedy Central Live, with limited tickets available for only £5!
Comedy Central Live- 21st March
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Comedy returns to Square One on 21st March. This is your chance to see stand up comedy from some great acts straight from Comedy Central Live, with limited tickets available for only £5!
JIVE TALKIN’
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
The very best of the Bee Gees. A dynamic and emotionally charged show creating an evocative journey through a most treasured back catalogue of incredible music.

Sun 22nd March

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
2pm - 4pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... But you can find out as one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes is brought to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best-selling book!

Wed 25th March

Bouncers
25th March 7:30pm - 28th March 8:30pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Take 5 Productions present BOUNCERS - the 1990s remix

Thu 26th March

Bouncers
25th March 7:30pm - 28th March 8:30pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Take 5 Productions present BOUNCERS - the 1990s remix

Fri 27th March

Bouncers
25th March 7:30pm - 28th March 8:30pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Take 5 Productions present BOUNCERS - the 1990s remix

Sat 28th March

Bouncers
25th March 7:30pm - 28th March 8:30pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Take 5 Productions present BOUNCERS - the 1990s remix

Wed 1st April

UK Pink Floyd Experience
7:30pm - 9pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Featuring 8 top flight musicians and a world class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance

Sat 4th April

Carmen
7:30pm - 9pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Russian State Opera returns to the Belgrade Theatre to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen
Comedy Central Live- 4th April
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Comedy returns to Square One in the heart of the city on 4th April. This is your chance to see stand up comedy from some great acts straight from Comedy Central Live, with limited tickets available for only £5!
Comedy Central Live- 4th April
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Comedy returns to Square One on 4th April. This is your chance to see stand up comedy from some great acts straight from Comedy Central Live, with limited tickets available for only £5!

Tue 7th April

The Wizard of Oz Panto
2pm - 6pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Follow the Yellow Brick Road all the way to The Albany Theatre for this fantastic, specially devised Easter pantomime!
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
7th April 4pm - 9th April 3pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Thu 9th April

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
9th April 2pm - 12th April 2pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

Sat 11th April

RAPUNZEL - A Tangled Musical Adventure
2pm - 7pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Rapunzel lets her hair down in a brand-new staging of the popular fairy tale.

Wed 15th April

The Croft
15th April 7:30pm - 18th April 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille.

Thu 16th April

Volpone
16th April 7:45pm - 18th April 9pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
The classic satire of cunning and greed from African Caribbean theatre company Tangle.

Fri 17th April

STUDIO COMEDY CLUB
8pm - 10pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FUNNY... Sniggers, snorts, chortles, chuckles and good old belly-laughs - join us for a regular barrel of hilarity with comedians from across the touring circuit and television performing live

Wed 22nd April

Billionaire Boy
22nd April 2pm - 25th April 7pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend.

Thu 23rd April

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
Kendal Mountain Festival
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
tories of human endurance, breath-taking environments and soul-stirring journeys - a brand new collection of short films on the big screen.
Kendal Mountain Festival Tour
7:30pm - 10pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure.

Fri 24th April

balletLORENT The Lost Happy Endings
24th April 7pm - 25th April 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
A beautiful retelling of the original story by Carol Ann Duffy by balletLORENT
An Evening with Brian Blessed
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Spend an evening with actor, writer, and presenter Brian Blessed
Wesele/ Wedding
24th April 7:45pm - 25th April 7:45pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
You've been invited to the last Polish-English before the borders are closed in this interactive comedy show.

Sat 25th April

balletLORENT The Lost Happy Endings
24th April 7pm - 25th April 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
A beautiful retelling of the original story by Carol Ann Duffy by balletLORENT
Wesele/ Wedding
24th April 7:45pm - 25th April 7:45pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
You've been invited to the last Polish-English before the borders are closed in this interactive comedy show.
COME WHAT MAY – A NIGHT AT THE MOULIN ROUGE
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Travel back in time as the Children of the Revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.
Jack Dee: Off The Telly
8pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Head to the Warwick Arts Centre for an evening of comedy from Jack Dee.

Mon 27th April

Amsterdam
27th April 7:30pm - 29th April 7:30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Amsterdam, written by Maya Arad Yasur and directed by Matthew Xia, comes to Warwick Arts Centre.

Tue 28th April

Amsterdam
27th April 7:30pm - 29th April 7:30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Amsterdam, written by Maya Arad Yasur and directed by Matthew Xia, comes to Warwick Arts Centre.
An Inspector Calls
28th April 7:30pm - 2nd May 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production for the National Theatre of An Inspector Calls comes to the Belgrade Theatre after a sell-out London season and American tour.
Nikipedia
28th April 7:45pm - 29th April 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Nikky Smedley brings YOU on a tour of music, dance, comedy and much more. AND you get to choose what story she tells with your phone.

Wed 29th April

Amsterdam
27th April 7:30pm - 29th April 7:30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Amsterdam, written by Maya Arad Yasur and directed by Matthew Xia, comes to Warwick Arts Centre.
Nikipedia
28th April 7:45pm - 29th April 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Nikky Smedley brings YOU on a tour of music, dance, comedy and much more. AND you get to choose what story she tells with your phone.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
29th April 7:30pm - 30th April 9:30pm
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out…

Thu 30th April

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
29th April 7:30pm - 30th April 9:30pm
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out…

Fri 1st May

Aaron Twitchen-Can't Stop A Rainbow
6pm - 7pm
The Yard
Comedy show about friendship, love and wine from Aaron Twitchen. For anyone who has loved, lost, or left the country to get over it. 'Positive, fun, feel-good' (ScotsGay.co.uk). 'Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm, energetic' (Skinny).
Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam (Work in Progress)
6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
Award-winning stand up from your new favourite village idiot. ‘Quick and easy wit and energetic style' - Leicester Mercury. 'Baker handled the crowd brilliantly from the very start' - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke.
Craig Deeley: Literally The Joke
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
A show with jokes, and about jokes. As a boy, Craig was constantly told, "It's all a joke to you." In this new stand-up show, he shows how he's made this his strategy for dealing with daily life.
SENSE & SENSIBILITY - BTUK
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
Ballet Theatre UK recreate the romantic world of Jane Austen with their classical adaptation of Sense & Sensibility.

Sat 2nd May

Doug's Compilation Show
1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Phoenix
If you like your comedy a bit ruthless, then this is the show for you. Local lad Doug Carter joins forces with Shropshire’s Mr Badger to deliver an hour of pure madness. Get ready to cringe and laugh at the same time.
GOOD KIDS: Nan's Buffet
3pm - 4pm
The Yard
The highly anticipated, brand new show from knockabout Brummie double act Good Kids. Expect big laughs. Expect good times. Expect no leftovers. Nominees for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020. "A really fab little sketch act” (Joe Lycett)
Paul McCaffrey: Work in Progress
3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
Tour support for Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock. As seen on Live at the Apollo. 'McCaffrey is going to make it big any day now. Grab your chance to say ‘I saw him when…’ - The Scotsman 'Never anything short of gut-bustingly hilarious' - GQ
WILD
4pm - 6:30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
What is it to be wild?
Henry Paker: Work in Progress
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
Brand new stand-up and cartoons from comedian/illustrator Henry Paker! ‘Scales impressive comedy peaks throughout this entertainingly twisty solo hour’ ???? The Guardian
Mary Flanigan STANDS Celya AB UP
6pm - 7pm
The Yard
Coming all the way from Belfast and Paris, Mary Flanigan (BBC NI, BBC writersroom, Birmingham Breaking Talent runner up 2019) and Celya AB (Funny Women 2019 finalist, Birmingham Breaking Talent - Winner) are meeting halfway in Coventry for one night
Comedy Central Live- 2nd May
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
Stand Up Comedy comes to Coventry City centre with a collection of hilarious comedians appearing at Comedy Central Live.
Hannah Jones: Job Done
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
Hannah Jones has given birth to two boys, from an evolutionary perspective she has succeeded at life. Job done. Game over. but owning two small boys is proving to be less than simple
PATTI BOULAYE
7:30pm - 9pm
Following the last two years of her sell-out show Billie & Me, award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye returns to the stage with her brand-new one-woman show.
Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
Fresh from a successful Edinburgh Fringe, Stevie smashes out a show of songs, stories and silliness whilst answering that all important question, what should the middle-aged Arctic Monkeys be singing about?
Ultra Comedy
7:30pm - 10pm
Kasbah
Ultra Comedy gives you the unique opportunity to master the art of stand-up comedy with 8 weeks FREE professional training whilst raising money for Cancer Research UK. You will put your skills to the test at a glamorous comedy night
Adam Beardsmore - Amateur Hour
9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
As an up and coming act, Adam wants to be better at stand up, but he is struggling to find the time whilst juggling work, family, ego, anxiety, aspiration, origami, fire batons, swords, electric eels and two live grenades.
Rob Mulholland: Allegations
9pm - 10pm
Catch Twenty Two
I’m going to do stand-up comedy for an hour and it’ll be very funny unless you’re a miserable sod. I’m going to talk about a lot of things but it isn’t about anything. ***** Joe.co.uk “Hilarious, fearless stand-up” Broadway Baby
Stella Graham: Undercurrent
9pm - 10pm
The Yard
Coventry's own Stella Graham is back. About trying to change your behaviour before you mess up your life, when you realise you're already sliding down the slippery slope. “If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her” The Skinny

Sun 3rd May

Danny Clives Is Looking To Bang
1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Yard
Danny Clives has supported Joe Lycett and Guz Khan on tour. He has been part of the Prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and now he is doing a show for the Coventry Comedy Festival with jokes about hungry hippos and incense sticks.
Ham 2
1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Phoenix
It's Mr Timpkins birthday and a celebration of sorts is called for. Even more tummy problems, even more musically led buffoonery and even more velvety sandalness, it all makes for a top quality fifty minutes of daftness.
Pauline Eyre- All Change
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Pauline is caring for her kids and her elderly mum. When everything changes and nobody needs her anymore, will there be any Pauline left? A comedian in the midst of a midlife crisis. Sold-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Elliot Steel: Work in Progress
3pm - 4pm
The Yard
As seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Live from the Comedy Store, and as heard on BBC Radio 1's Comedy Lounge and BBC Radio 4. Best Debut Show Nominee at Leicester Comedy Festival
Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male
3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
As seen on Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central's Comedy Store Live, Marlon Davis brings his critically acclaimed hour to the Coventry Comedy Festival!
Ryan Mold and Friends Compilation Show
3pm - 4pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Stand-up comedy compilation show hosted by Ryan Mold, introducing short sets from some of the very best comedians across Coventry Comedy Festival.
Carl Donnelly: In the name of the father, the son and the holy sh*t! (WIP)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
Last year, Carl did a show called ’Shall We All Just Kill Ourselves?' about how hopeless the future feels. In an ironic turn of events he is now due to become a father so is drastically rethinking his previous opinions.
Diane Spencer: Show 9
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
Award-winning comic Diane Spencer casts her delightfully filthy mind onto the subject of safety! Last year this show was a work-in-progress: now all the tinkering is complete! Marital misunderstandings, holiday mishaps and stripper stories feature!
Jane Hill- 55
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
I’m 55. I thought I'd have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don't know what that is. Warning: contains adult material, like pensions and the menopause. 'Comedy gold... she holds the room in the palm of her hand' ***** (One4Review).
Martin Mor- Funny Happy Stuff presents; "LOOK MUM I FOUND A CIRCUS"
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Square One
Irishman Martin Mor went to the rubbish tip and came back with a circus show. Recycled, up-cycled, sustainable circus. A family friendly circus show using only found objects. Entertaining, educational, and inspiring.
Chris Purchase- 20 Sided Dice
6pm - 7pm
The Yard
SWORD FIGHTS! FIREBALLS! INAPPROPRIATE JOKES ABOUT GOBLINS! DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS SAVED MY LIFE! Come join GQ's Best Jokes in the World 2018 and Comedy world record holder Chris Purchase
Hannah Silvester : Unmentionables
6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
Award-winning comedian Hannah Silvester will be airing her dirty linen in public at the Coventry Comedy Festival. Join Hannah as she swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, with all the embarrassing bits
Matt Hoss: Hossanova
6pm - 7pm
Castle Yard Taproom
The world is a burning cesspit and Matt Hoss is the only one who can stop it all (for an hour). Join Matt for hilarious anecdotes, struggles with modern morality and his irresponsible plans to save the world.

Mon 4th May

42nd Street The Musical
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway

Tue 5th May

Carl Hutchinson Live 2020
7:30pm - 10pm
Square One
After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.
RUSH - A Joyous Jamaican Journey
7:30pm - 9pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Join us as we tell the story of reggae music, from the arrival of the Windrush generation from Jamaica – bringing their stories, history and music with them – and hear how their music evolved through the decades to take the world by storm.

Wed 6th May

Absurd Person Singular
6th May 7:30pm - 9th May 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

Thu 7th May

Absurd Person Singular
6th May 7:30pm - 9th May 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.
Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright At Home? (Work in Progress)
6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
2018 Winner of Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Irishman Andrew Ryan rails against himself, and everything around him. Trying to understand why he thinks one way and does the opposite. 'Rapturously funny' ???? - The List
Jake Lambert: Work in Progress
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
Jake Lambert returns with another show full of 'brilliant one-liners' (Chortle) to discuss how people are perceived and the way we judge others. Other topics he’ll be covering: Michael Jackson, Australia, Straight Pride, Tattoos and School.
The Horne Section
8pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Join the Horne Selection on their one and only tour.
George Lewis: Work in Progress
9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
George Lewis (tour support for Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Russell Kane & Josh Widdicombe) is back with a brand new show about the future. It's where you're headed, so you better listen up.

Fri 8th May

Absurd Person Singular
6th May 7:30pm - 9th May 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.
Chris Tavner: Socialism and Cats
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Are you the sort of person who wants to see a world of fairness and equality, a world based on need rather than profit? Do you also love cute little kitty cats, despite their contempt for your very existence? Then this show is for you! (probably).
BOARD GAME SMACKDOWN
3pm - 4pm
The Yard
The cult festival hit is coming to Coventry! Join comedians as they play board/card/party games live on stage. Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook. See website for details and podcast. boardgamesmackdown.com
Killer Wales: What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Flounder
3pm - 4pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Raised in South Wales, Dai Davies and Dylan Jones' Valleys upbringing made them the people they are today - dysfunctional failures with mental health problems. An upbeat tale of family and psychedelia.
Daniel Nicholas - Millennial Generation Game
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
‘ok boomer’, ‘salty’ what do these words even mean? Young people eh? No-ones ever liked them. ‘Prince of Peculiar’ (Great Central) Daniel Nicholas presents an hour show, about our different generations. With audience games, characters and stand- up
Doug's Compilation Show
4:30pm - 5:30pm
JJ's
If you like your comedy a bit ruthless, then this is the show for you. Local lad Doug Carter joins forces with Shropshire’s Mr Badger to deliver an hour of pure madness. Get ready to cringe and laugh at the same time.
Jenny Collier: Work in Progress (A Pig in A Circus)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
‘Joyously liberating’ The List ‘You’re so awkward and I LOVE IT’ Alicia Dixon ‘Excellent ?????’ Edfest Mag 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ????’ VoiceMag.uk
Josh Jones: Waste of Space (Work in Progress)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
Josh Jones is fast-becoming one of the best young acts on the circuit. This is the story of a naughty schoolboy growing up to become a fun-loving camp man. BBC New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2019. Chortle One to Watch list 2019.
Kahn Johnson: Appetite For Distraction
6pm - 7pm
Castle Yard Taproom
A man with MS, a memory like a thingie and the attention span of a squirrel attempts to talk about life, love, sex and dinosaurs without getting distracted. He hasn't managed it yet...
Angela Barnes: Work in Progress
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Kasbah
Join Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, The News Quiz) as she tries out some new ideas she’s had. ‘She's just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic’ - The Guardian
Heaven Knows I'm Friz Frizzle Now
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
Friz Frizzle is going to ruin your favourite songs. Armed with a piano, he'll take the songs you know and love and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them anymore. It's better than it sounds.
Josh Pugh: It Doesn't Stop
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
The award winning local comic is back with a brand new show. "Funny at a rate of knots" Joe.co.uk. "A classy hour of charming left field comedy" Chortle. "Flashes of genius" Ticketmaster. English Comedian of the year winner
Sarah Johnson: Mum’s Going To Ibiza
7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's
If you were invited to a 50th Birthday Party in Ibiza, would you go? To help you decide, Sarah Johnson takes you on her journey and it's one you'll never forget.
Winter D: Squeaky
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
“Squeaky” is a high energy stand-up comedy show suitable for all the family. Relatable, hilarious and squeaky clean. This side-splitting show brought to you by comedian Winter. Who has spent 8years performing in the UK & Internationally.
Maddy Anholt: How to Train Your Psychopath
9pm - 10pm
The Yard
Using the world famous PsychOMeterTM this handy guide for girls and boys will show you how to spot your very first psychopath, and how to manage the cheeky little fellow before he eats your life.
Rob Kemp : No Man's Land
9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
'A show about straight male cross-dresser, as I am one and we are still mostly a punchline. I saw a Mario-themed stag-do today. There were multiple Marios, Luigis, and Yoshis, but of course the stag was dressed as Princess Peach.'
The Moon, The B*tch and The Wh*redrobe
9pm - 10pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Like Narnia, but with better boobs. Three generations of funny women, three wildly different perspectives on modern life. Expect candid, painfully embarrassing and deeply relatable anecdotes mixed with sharp one liners that resonate with all adults

Sat 9th May

Absurd Person Singular
6th May 7:30pm - 9th May 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS
Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.
Jon Pearson: Alone
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Catch Twenty Two
Since moving out of his marital home, but still being happily married, Jon spends way too much time on his own, leading him to some strange and dark places. From conspiracy theories, crazy fad diets to his take on saving the planet.
Phil Jerrod: Work in Progress
1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Yard
Join the award-winning comic and official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes, as he works out material for his brand-new stand-up show. 'Insightful, despairing wit' - The Scotsman. 'Casual brilliance' - The Guardian.
Andrew Bird- Work in Progress
3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
Following his successful debut tour culminating at The Leicester Square Theatre Andrew is working on a new show for his next tour. He’s been tour support for Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre including Wembley and the O2.
Mo Omar: Work in Progress
3pm - 4pm
Catch Twenty Two
Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective. Join him as he road-tests brand-new material on culture, faith and love. As seen on Harry Hill’s ClubNite (Channel 4). BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 2019 Finalist.
Rachel Burns: I Started A Joke
3pm - 4pm
The Yard
Join Rachel as she tells her story of going accidentally viral after joking on Twitter about Barry Gibb doing cover versions at Glastonbury. Because sometimes it’s funnier when people don’t get the joke.
Joanne McNally: Work in Progress
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Yard
'Joyously Nuts' - The Irish Examiner 'Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry' The Edinburgh Report ‘She crafts her performance in such a way that no member of the audience is left out – we are all in on the joke.’ ???? Edinburgh Festival
Patrick Monahan - Classy
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
International multi award winning comic is back with another brand new hour of comedy gold. If you have a pulse, this is for you. The Scotsman “he is an honest to goodness storyteller and a terrific comic.”
Eric Rushton: Convict
6pm - 7pm
Catch Twenty Two
Ever since birth Eric Rushton has been in prison. That prison is his mind. Also, he is now in actual prison. This show is his parole hearing. Should be good. 'Intriguing and Amusing' - Chortle.
Maureen Younger- Out of Sync
6pm - 7pm
The Yard
At odds with the world, Maureen regularly performs on the urban & gay comedy circuits despite being white & straight. Join Maureen as she celebrates individuality, eccentricity and being true to yourself, even if it means being out of sync.
The Danny Buckler Show
6pm - 7pm
JJ's
Join Danny Buckler for another unique, side splitting show only he can deliver. A rip roaring hour of stories, sleight of hand and questionable singing from a showman like no other. "A Hancockian Treasure!" Russell Brand
Tom Lucy: Work in Progress
6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
Tour support for Jack Whitehall and Aziz Ansari. 'Tom Lucy offers a sparkling mix of youth and slightly old-fashioned comedy' ???? - Sunday Post 'Charismatic and extremely funny stand up show... wonderful new talent' - Scottish Sun
8 Songs
7pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Six jugglers juggle to eight classic rock and roll songs.
Comic Trans
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Yard
A Stand-Up Comedy showcase featuring UK's finest transgender comedians. Hosted by Red Redmond "The most likeable compére on the circuit" Wow247
James Cook: Sarky Bleeder
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Phoenix
Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha.
John Robertson: The Dark Room (Expansion Pack - Now With Added Deathtraps)
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Square One
YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN A DARK ROOM! Will you: A. Find Light Switch? B. Go North? C. Die? This is the world’s only live-action videogame, a fusion of improv, gaming and heavy metal, now with new bits for EdFringe 2020.
Stolen - President Obonjo
7:30pm - 8:30pm
JJ's
President Obonjo - Malcolm Award Winner 2019 presents his new show - Stolen - President Obonjo , you are in for a treat from the President of Lafta Republic, a self appointed dictator , as he takes you on a journey.
Louise Leigh: Two-Thirds Spaniel
9pm - 10pm
The Yard
Spaniel-in-human-form, Louise Leigh is a “polished,sparky performer able to energise a room… hilarious” (****The Wee Review) . But can she navigate the undergrowth of midlife without tripping over her spaniel’s ears?
Will Mars: Midlander
9pm - 10pm
The Phoenix
Midlander. Star of Fox's Showtime at the Apollo. Finalist on NBC's Trial by Laughter. Did we mention he's a Midlander?

Sun 10th May

Ali Woods: Triangle
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
Hilarious debut about love, death, and the worst week of his life from BBC New Comedian of the Year nominee and “much needed new and original voice in comedy” (Dane Baptiste). As heard on BBC Radio 4.
Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog has Ruined my life
3pm - 4pm
The Yard
Juliet Meyers (writer on Sarah Millican TV Progamme and 8/10 Cats Does Countdown) presents her stand-up/storytelling show about loving and cursing an overly-sensitive rescue dog, canine pee, and being a wolf. The dog will be in the room to meet/greet
Met Opera Live: Maria Stuarda
3pm - 6pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Diana Damrau stars at Mary, Queen of Scotts in Donizetti's showcase
Scott Bennett: Relax
3pm - 4pm
The Phoenix
Scott is a fully diagnosed stress head, he's a worrier. He’s tried everything but nothing is working. The only comfort he has is that he knows he's not alone. As humans have we all now reached the point where we've all forgotten how to relax?
Chris 'Okse' Oxenbury: Oksemoronic
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Castle Yard Taproom
After 7 years hiatus from the circuit, half Chinese comedian Chris “Okse” Oxenbury returns a lot older and a lot wiser with his one man show “Oksemoronic.” Join him as he shares tales from his brain to make you laugh - because that’s what it’s all a
Geordie Bin Man
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Phoenix
Sardonic ukulele songs, dark observations, quick fire jokes, rhythmic routines with crash bang wallop punchlines and moronic set pieces are the words to describe Geordie cult comedian Gavin Webster as he embarks on a brand new show.
FOMO Sapiens
6pm - 7pm
Castle Yard Taproom
It's 2020, we're still teaching stuff that's 200 years old and charging the kids for it. Everything is scrutinised on social media. The only face to face interaction left is a complaint about the wrong kind of fries and the milk being moved
Tues Night @ Social Club
6pm - 7pm
The Phoenix
A brand new exhilarating cabaret-style comedy game show where the audience are thrust into a ridiculous and raucous Tuesday at Chuffington Social Club. Expect high octane performances, clever skits, real team games and prizes.

Tue 12th May

Alistair McGowan: The Piano Show
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
After achieving No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, Alistar McGowan has put together his many talents as an impressionist, comedian and classical pianist to create his new show.
THE DUBLIN LEGENDS
7:30pm - 9pm
The Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
The Dublin Legends (formerly world-famous Irish folk band, The Dubliners) take to The Albany stage as part of their nationwide Seven Drunken Nights tour - their first appearance in Coventry for several decades.

Wed 13th May

Deluxe
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
The award-winning BalletBoyz are back!

Thu 14th May

Ben Hart: Wonder
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.

Fri 15th May

Dead Ringers Live
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
The critically acclaimed radio show, Dead Ringers Live, comes to Coventry!

Sat 16th May

Eggs on Legs
11am - 2pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Garlic Theatre's family show about a family of 'Eggs on Legs'
Al Murray: Landlord of Hope & Glory
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Comedian Al Murray comes to the Warwick Arts Centre with his show Landlord of Hope & Glory

Sun 17th May

Jen Brister: Under Privilege
7:45pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Jen Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about?

Wed 20th May

Ross Noble - Humournoid
8pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it.

Fri 22nd May

The Guilty Feminist: Live with Deborah Frances-White
7:30pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Comedian Deborah Frances-White tours with her podcast show 'The Guilty Feminist'

Sat 23rd May

Craig Revel Horwood: The All Balls & Glitter Tour
8pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour!

Tue 26th May

The War of the Worlds
26th May midnight - 29th May midnight
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
H.G Wells and Orson Welles' adaption of The War of the Worlds comes to Warwick Arts Centre

Wed 27th May

The War of the Worlds
26th May midnight - 29th May midnight
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
H.G Wells and Orson Welles' adaption of The War of the Worlds comes to Warwick Arts Centre

Thu 28th May

The War of the Worlds
26th May midnight - 29th May midnight
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
H.G Wells and Orson Welles' adaption of The War of the Worlds comes to Warwick Arts Centre

Fri 29th May

The War of the Worlds
26th May midnight - 29th May midnight
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
H.G Wells and Orson Welles' adaption of The War of the Worlds comes to Warwick Arts Centre

Sat 30th May

Harris & Baker’s Backstage Pass
8pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Two of the UK's best broadcasters come together at the Warwick Arts Centre. Bob Harris and Danny Baker discuss backstage, frontstage, home and their life on the road.

Sun 31st May

Bec Hill: Out Of Order
7:45pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
A rare treat to see viral sensation and comedy favorite Bec Hill perform on stage at Warwick Arts Centre.

Sat 6th June

Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - Act Two
7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
After the roaring success of their five-star rated 2019 tour, The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand-new show
Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John
8pm - 10pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Welsh comedian, Rhod Gilbert, is back with a brand new live show after a 7-year break from stand-up.

Mon 8th June

Twirlywoos
8th June 2pm - 9th June 3:30pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK once again to welcome young fans on a theatrical adventure.
Midnight Skyracer
7:45pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Bluegrass band, Midnight Skyracer perform at Warwick Arts Centre

Thu 11th June

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
7:30pm - 9pm
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ
From the producers of Hormonal Housewives, join this star cast for a musical comedy sketch show full of laugh-out-loud antics and classic pop anthems that define what it is to be a 21st century woman.

Fri 12th June

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
7:30pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

Tue 23rd June

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
8pm - 9pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.

Fri 23rd October

Iain Sterling: Failing Upwards
7:30pm - 10pm
Kasbah, Primrose Hill St, Coventry CV1 5LY
Due to incredible demand, Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) has added extra dates to his nationwide tour. Failing Upwards is set to be the hot ticket of the year. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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