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.

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


Komedia’s 2020 Brighton Fringe Highlights


After scouring 2019’s Edinburgh Fringe, Komedia’s Programmers returned with an exciting and diverse selection of 47 shows for their May 2020 season. Spanning comedy, music, theatre, kids shows, spoken word, cabaret and more, there’s sure to be something for everyone in their programme, with all shows now on sale.


Alongside staples such as Krater Comedy Club, Bent Double and Comic Boom, comedy highlights include; Dark, bold and razor sharp Australian comedian Laura Davis with new show ‘Better Dead Than A Coward’, surreal sketch comedy nightmare ‘Ginster’s Paradise’, from Edinburgh Comedy Award Finalists (2019) The Delightful Sausage, fast-rising star Sara Barron’s blistering five-star show ‘Enemies Closer’ and Scream meets Clueless once again when the deliciously dark, 80’s horror-comedy musical ‘Screamphone’ returns.

Komedia is always a top-choice for children’s shows year-round and Fringe season is no exception. 2018 Primary Times Children’s Choice Award Winner ‘Oskar’s Amazing Adventure’ from Theatre Fideri Fidera returns, featuring one loveable, lonely puppy’s search for friends, packed with good humour, adventure, music and song. Ditto Theatre Company invites you to join them in making the impossible possible as one girl battles to become…’Rocket Girl’ using storytelling, puppetry and movement, with an original score. Last but bot least is Faceplant Theatre’s ‘One Duck Down’, inspired by a true tale that saw 7000 rubber ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm, jam-packed with music, clowning and puppetry. It’s an ocean clear-up adventure that would make David Attenborough proud! 

This year’s theatre highlights include the ‘flawless and utterly compelling’ (★★★★★ Everything Theatre) ‘Boar’ performed by Lewis Doherty, a one-man comedy-fantasy adventure tale for lovers of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Fringe legend Pip Utton returns with two shows, ‘Adolf’, in which the 20th century’s most notorious tyrant is daringly and divisively brought to the stage, and Pip is The ‘Iron Lady’ in ‘Maggie’, love her or hate her? Not for Pip to decide, only to portray. 
Buy tickets and find out more about all of Komedia’s May Fringe shows here:

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

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… 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.

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

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

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