Slapstick Silent Film Festival Comedy Gala 2016 - Charlie Chaplin The Kid

Silent Comedy Gala Returns for 12th Year!

Slapstick Festival’s annual celebration of silent comedy returns to Colston Hall for a 12th year, with a special screening of Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece, ‘The Kid’ (© Roy Export SAS).

This is a UK premiere of Chaplin’s own score performed live by the Bristol Ensemble.

The evening also features two other classic clowns: Charley Chase, and that great master of the stone-face, Buster Keaton, in their own silent mini-masterpieces.


Our 2015 Gala was a sell-out success and visual triumph! Take a glimpse at this brilliant pre-show film to get a taste of the atmosphere, and don’t forget to book your tickets to the 2016 Silent Comedy Gala here!