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Slapstick Festival 2024

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Slapstick Festival makes a triumphant return to Bristol Beacon after five years, marking its 20th edition.

Join Slapstick for an unforgettable experience featuring over 30 classic and silent comedy film events, as well as exceptional comedy performances in some of Bristol’s most cherished venues, including Bristol Old Vic, Watershed, and an exciting lineup of 11 events at our transformed venue.

The five-day celebration promises more surprises, with additional names to be added but a list of special guests including Hollywood actor Hugh Bonneville, Harry Hill, Tim Vine, Samira Ahmed, Lucy Porter, Adam Hills and Robert Lindsay, to name but a few.

Presented by Slapstick Festival

Wed 14 Feb – Sun 18 Feb 2024

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Please note: In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the performers for this show may be subject to change.

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Festival Passes

Silent Comedy Pass
Price: £119.90 incl. booking fee

Includes access to 17 events, featuring all 12 Watershed events (excluding the relaxed screening of Abbot & Costello).

Slapstick Full Pass
£245.25 incl. booking fee

Includes everything in the Silent Comedy Pass plus prime seating to 13 additional events held between 14-18th Feb.

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Slapstick Festival 2024

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

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 50m 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.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bristol Beacon foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels and areas.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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