Slapstick Festival’sSilent Comedy Galafeaturing


Chaplin’s classic film
Modern Times (1936)
with live orchestra

Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke

Bristol Hippodrome, Sunday 10 February 2019, 7.30pm
tickets from £21.50-£46.50 plus booking fees

*VIP packages available

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Step inside the iconic Bristol Hippodrome for a mesmerising evening of live music to film in an event showcasing your all-time favourite comedy stars. This spectacular classic silent comedy gala is perfect for film and comedy fans of all ages.

Your host for the evening is comedian, actor and satirist Marcus Brigstocke. Highlights from the evening include a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin’s outstanding comedy masterpiece Modern Times (1936) on a vast HD screen while Chaplin’s own acclaimed score is performed live by a 40-piece orchestra: Bristol Ensemble conducted by maestro Guenter A. Buchwald.

In addition short comedies from Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton all with live musical accompaniment and additional entertainment from the brilliant comedian magician John Archer and live pre-show entertainment in the foyer from Circomedia makes this a truly thrill-packed evening not to be missed.

Book early to avoid disappointment and get the best view in the house!

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“A Bristol Institution”
Bristol Post

Please note: All films classifications all ages welcome
(over 6 advised)  U

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*VIP Ultimate Gala Experience Package
£91.50 plus booking fees

Package includes:

  • Premium ticket (best in the house)
  • Exclusive access to VIP after show drinks party
  • Complimentary after show drink
  • Exclusive bespoke designed gift
  • Autographed special edition event poster
  • Souvenir Silent Comedy Gala event laminate and lanyard
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Slapstick 2018


Slapstick 2018 has now come to an end and was a truly joyous occasion.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to join in with the laughter – we hope you had as much fun as we did.

With twenty-five events over four days and in five venues across Bristol, it was our boldest festival yet and we’re humbled that the people of Bristol embraced every event so enthusiastically.

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The reviews are in!


We’d like to tell you how incredible the festival was but we’d blush with the embarrassment of self-promotion. Having said that, here are some of the most commonly used words to describe the festival by the 8000+ attendees, some of whom came to every event: “unique“, “brilliant“, “inspiring“, “friendly“, “accessible” and “fun“.

We’ve also had two great online reviews so far – one from Pam Hutchinson of Silent London and one from Paul Joyce, who said of the gala…

“Waves of laughter flowed around the Hall, genuine belly laughs, all feeding each other as recognition of the ridiculous, the daft and the jaw-dropping was shared by the warmest audience you’ll find in all the kingdom.”

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Slapstick 2019 - A Date For Your Diary


If you’re already suffering the post-Slapstick blues fear not as our silent comedy gala will return, not at our regular venue at Colston Hall (as it’s closing for two years for refurbishment) but at Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday 10th February 2019.

Tickets will be on sale in June* 2018.

*Previously thought to be April

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