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Slapstick Festival

Even Stranger Films

With Alasdair Beckett-King

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Prepare to be both hilariously entertained and spooked to your core with the return of Slapstick Festival’s ‘Stranger Films’ event, hosted once more by award-winning comedian, filmmaker and writer Alasdair Beckett-King.

Alisdair will be sharing a collection of spooky and strange silent comedy shorts from pioneering film legends Thomas Edison, Georges Méliès and beyond. Films which will challenge your perceptions of silent film. Trust us – films don’t come much stranger than these.

Presented by Slapstick Festival

Format: Reserved seating

Ages: 15+


Performance times

Doors: 21:00
Start: 21:30
Finish: 23:00

Approx event running time 90 mins.

All timings are approximate and subject to change.

“A cornucopia of delights of silent comedy”


About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern 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 available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor 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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