Komedia Bath operates in the beautiful former Beau Nash picture house, a grade one listed building on Westgate Street. Since...
Komedia Bath operates in the beautiful former Beau Nash picture house, a grade one listed building on Westgate Street. Since opening in 2008 it has become an important element of the arts quarter in Bath and presents a large and diverse programme focused on comedy, music and film, and extending to cabaret, spoken word and kids events. Cornerstones of the programme include the all conquering Saturday night Krater Comedy Club, the monthly Ministry of Burlesque’s High Tease, together with daily cinema screenings in partnership with The Little Cinema Theatre and Picturehouse. The venue has become a feature on the comedy touring circuit, hosting acts such as Russell Howard, Ross Noble, Jenny Éclair, The Boy With Tape on His Face and many others. Music shows have constantly increased in profile since opening with a wide range of genres attracted to the Komedia Bath including The Feeling, Kate Nash, Ronnie Size, Ruby Turner, The Levellers, Ash, Bellowhead, Clare Teal, Candi Staton, Noah and the Whale, Dry the River, Fink, Frank Turner and Chase & Status.The venue boasts a 615 standing capacity and a 456 cabaret seated capacity which includes a balcony seating 168 people. Komedia Bath also operates a daytime Arts Café, offering the only menus in Bath that are accredited to the Soil Association Gold Standard. The Arts Café is host to VIP customers at the weekend and on weeknights often operates as a studio venue, with the regular Komedia open mic nights for aspiring performers. The Arts Café also displays local artists work and is host to regular Affordable Arts Fairs. The project to develop the Beau Nash to host Komedia Bath won The Building Excellence Award for The Best Renovation of a Listed Building in the UK. Since opening the Komedia Bath has also won The Chortle Award for Best Venue in the West of England, cementing the venues position at the top tier of venues in the UK.