1-7 March 2021


Access-to-everything passes for Slapstick 2021 festival are now on sale with a special ‘early bird’ bonus for the first 50 people to book.*

Slapstick Live Online passes include exclusive access to 20+ Slapstick events streaming during the first week of March 2021, all of which can be watched with family/friends and will be available to view on catch-up.

Whilst the exact programme is still being finalised, event highlights will include rare access to silent films starring Clara Bow and W.C. Fields; live conversations with comedy legends Bernie Clifton and Graeme Garden and contemporary masters Stewart Lee, Henning Wehn and Rob Brydon; contributions from international speakers and salutes to perennial favourites, among them Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy.

The full programme will be unveiled in January when tickets for individual events go on sale, but for now, this is an exclusive opportunity to book your place early (&/or solve your Christmas gift buying challenge with just a couple of clicks).

Because we know these are difficult times for many and that laughter heals, we’re introducing a variety of prices to make access easier for people to join us in March.

Buy Passes Here
  • Slapstick Pass (£39) – if you can afford to, please book this pass. With more than 20 events on offer, it works out at under £2 per show yet will help to keep the festival afloat.
  • Slapstick Champion (£50) – if you have the means, buying this pass will support Slapstick in the long-term and help to fund subsidies for those who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend.
  • Covid Impact Pass (£20) – a special low price for those on low or no pay due to the pandemic.
  • Young Person Pass for those aged 16-29 (£20) – continuing our efforts to encourage younger audiences to discover the screen comedy greats of the past.

*These have now sold out.

The first 50 festival pass buyers will receive:

  • A beautifully crafted enamel festival badge featuring Slapstick’s celebrated logo (limited to 50)
  • An exclusive ‘access all areas at home’ laminated pass (limited to 50)

Please note:

(1) The Early Bird booking perks are only available for Standard and Champion pass buyers.

(2) Overseas bookers are welcome to take up the Early Bird offer but may be subject to a modest extra fee for postage and packing.

Why is Slapstick Festival online in 2021?

While we had hoped to run Slapstick 2021 in Bristol venues, as usual, there are still so many uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic that we’ve concluded it will be safer for all concerned if we run it online. That said, we are hoping to put on at least one venue-based event as part of the programme which will be streamed live worldwide.

Please support Slapstick’s Big Comedy Night In and help save Slapstick 2021!

We are delighted to announce that a stellar line-up of the UK’s best-known comedians and entertainers will take part in an online comedy show on Sunday 27 September (7.30 pm start) as part of efforts to stave off the financial crisis facing Slapstick Festival because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Frankie Boyle, Jo Brand, Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Lee Mack, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Porter, Richard Herring, Harry Hill and Michael Palin are just some of the stars lined up to appear in Slapstick’s one-off Big Comedy Night In, being hosted live by comedian, broadcaster and Slapstick supporter Robin Ince.

The online show is being put on to replace the live fundraisers which usually provide 80% of the festival’s finances throughout the year and are now impossible due to Covid19.

Please support us if you can!

More Info and Tickets Here