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Sat 6 Jul–Sun 7 Jul 2024

An Evening with David Sedaris

Beacon Hall

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Book Tickets Limited availability

£38.15 - £49.05 incl. booking fee

A person sat at a table in a library using a typewriter.

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers, in many ways his life has been an open book.

Through his essays, diaries and hugely popular BBC Radio series, he has made us consider the absurdities of human nature and modern life: family, travel, relationships, aging, the pandemic, political upheavals and of course roadside trash!

By turns misanthropic and poignant, Sedaris deploys his precise prose and keen observational skills to make you laugh, think, and sometimes be deeply moved. David Sedaris returns to read new and unpublished stories, take questions and as is now an integral part of the evening, sign books and meet his audience.


Kilimanjaro Live presents

Format: Reserved seating

Age: Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult 18+

Doors: 19.00
Start time: 19.30
Finish: 21.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.”

Chicago Tribune

Book Signings

Open to all ticket holders, book signings will be held at Bridgehouse (our foyer space) before and after the show.

Pre-show signing: 18.30 – 19.00
Post-show signing: 21.00 – finish

Please note: Post-show signing will continue until all ticket holders who wish to attend have been seen.

About Beacon Hall

Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon

The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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