Brighton Venue Focus: Komedia







In recent years Komedia has been one of Brighton’s foremost comedy, cabaret and music venues.

There’s a smattering of theatre in their studio space from time to time. In May, the programme blends regular nights with Fringe-specific offerings.

What you get at Komedia is quality, variety and plenty of headline entertainment.

Essential Links

Visit the Komedia web site

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Browse the Fringe programme

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Read our guest blogger Fiona Coffey who brings Honey’s Happening to the Komedia during Brighton Fringe 2019.


I want to see … at Komedia


Our easy, intuitive way to find a show at Komedia.

I want to see…

… a musical show about Joni Mitchell & James Taylor. Then see The Joni Mitchell & James Taylor Story

… some top quality solo theatre. Then see And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

… a live, chaotic, comedy chat show. Then see Mr. Thing

… an interactive murder-mystery show. then see Solve-along-a-Murder-She-Wrote presents

… some French music. Then see French Music Showcase

… some kids’ comedy. Then see Comedy Club 4 Kids

… some award-winning sock puppets. then see Scottish Falsetto Socks: Roll Up!

… an acclaimed show about online dating. Then see Onstage Dating

… some unmissable live music. Then see Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

… some comedy improv. then see The Fringe Show or see The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In


We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Link Collage

Here’s a different way to find a show at Komedia…

We’ve chosen a few intriguing images from the programme that grabbed us.

An image can often reach us in a different way to words.

Click on an image that draws you and you’ll find a show – then get booking…



We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Keyword Chaos

 Honey's Happening 

“It’s 1968! Suburban housewife Honey Childs is hosting a Happening in her living room and you’re invited! Join Honey and her daughter Barbara for cheese and pineapple and retro party games as she embarks on a serious mission: to bring about world peace”

“When three young whippersnappers stumble across a box of cassette tapes, leading them to the deadly secret at the centre of the town’s openly suspicious abandoned laboratory, they are left asking; what is the cause of the disappearances? Why does everyone slap each other’s backs quite so hard? And just what is the Elsewhere? Will they find out? Yes. Obviously.”

“Expect Surreal hip-hop, internet nostalgia piano ballads, beatboxed R’n’B classics, banjolele wig-outs and a song about the etiquette of waiting rooms. Or not. Expect the unexpected. Or don’t. ”

“A story of love, revenge and friendship, and by friendship, we mean revenge.”

“It’s 1989, the girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited! Pillow fights in their underwear, singing into hair brushes and gossiping about their crushes, what could possibly go wrong? As long as they don’t answer the oversized pink phone… dun dun DUUN!”

“YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN A DARK ROOM! The audience is trapped in a retro video game with the merciless overlord of improv, John Robertson – escape and win £1000… but fail, and be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd!”

We’ve selected evocative phrases from the Komedia programme.

Click on the ones that intrigue you and you might just find the show you need to see…


We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.