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Gavin Lilley

Stand Up

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A bald person dressed in black stands on stage with one hand raised

Renowned deaf comedian Gavin Lilley brings his hilarious stories to Bristol for a night full of laughs.

Drawing on his experiences as a sign language user, a traveller and a weary father of three – his cringing moments of embarrassment and experiences during his encounters throughout his eventful life will make you chortle.

Gavin has performed all over the UK and Europe, using a range of sign languages, bringing laughter to deaf and hearing alike, through his interpreter Adrian who will interpret the show into spoken English. He has performed at hundreds of venues, namely the Brighton Dome, the Forge Club, 21 Soho Theatre, Summerhall Edinburgh and at the Helsinki Apollo. Grab this opportunity for a unique perspective of our diverse cultures (and these habits we’d rather keep to ourselves), through the masterful hands of Gavin Lilley!

Format: Reserved seating

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

  Performed in British Sign Language (BSL) and interpreted into spoken English

A percentage of the proceeds form this show will go to Bristol-based organisation Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Doors: 18:45
Start: 19:30
End: 21:30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

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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