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Sat 7 Dec–Fri 21 Feb 2025

Rhod Gilbert

& The Giant Grapefruit

Beacon Hall

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£38.15 incl. booking fee

An illustration of a person leaning against an oversized grapefruit in front of a paper background.

When life gives Rhod lemons… In his last show ‘The Book of John’, Rhod was dealing with some pretty pungent life citrus, and an idiot called John. Little did he know that things were about to turn even more sour…

But Rhod’s not bitter; he’s bouncing back and feeling remarkably zesty. Hilariously dark, passionate and way too personal, this is classic Gilbert, squeezing every last drop out of life’s latest curveballs…with a little help from an old adversary.

The multi-award-winning comedian has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio. As well as his own shows; Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains and Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, Rhod has appeared as the host for Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You?, QI, Would I Lie to You?, Taskmaster, and more.

Presented by Bristol Beacon and Blue Jeans Management

Format: Reserved seating

Age: 16+

  BSL interpreted performance – Fri 21 Feb 2025

Doors: 19.30
Start: 20.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Please note: Due to high demand, an extra date (Fri 21 Feb 2025) has been added and is on sale now.

“Darkly hilarious… it’s good to have him back.”


BSL interpreted performance

An additional date of Fri 21 Feb 2025, which will be a BSL interpreted performance, has been added and is on sale now.

Book Tickets

How to book

For anyone who needs to see the interpreter, we’ve held seats in a great position.

These can be booked by contacting the box office, or by signing in as an access customer and choosing seats marked with a .

If you do not have an access account, you can find information about joining our access register here:

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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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