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The Bristol Comedy History Walk

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The Nails
55 Corn Street
Bristol, BS1 1JG
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Discover some of Bristol’s most humorous and surprising secrets on The Bristol Comedy History Walk! A hilarious guided tour of the South West’s coolest city, led by improvisers and comedians.

Your quirky and comedic hosts will regale lesser-known Bristolian stories, using amusing anecdotes to reveal another side of the city you thought you knew. Along the way, you’ll uncover Bristol’s traditional and newer histories and discover that every city has both a slobby, and salubrious side to it. Prepare to be shocked, amazed and delighted by the things you’ll find out.

Expect some hilarious alternative perspectives and some sneaky Bristolian in-jokes delivered by top-notch improv artists and comedians. Their cheeky characters will help you learn something new on this terrific trail!

The Bristol Comedy History walk is written and produced by Angie Belcher in partnership with Bristol Improv Theatre and funded by Bristol City Council. Together they are using their love of delighting and inspiring audiences through improvised, participative theatre and comedy to take a quirky look at the hidden histories of Bristol.


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If you would like to attend a walk but it is sold out, please add your email address to the waiting list and we will be in touch if any tickets become available. If you are attending as an individual or small group of 2-3 people you are also very welcome to meet us at the starting point for the walk on the day in case any last minute spaces become available, but we cannot guarantee this. Larger groups will need to book in advance.

Further Details

Tour Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Starting place: The Nails, Bristol

Tour ends: The New Rooms Cafe (fully accessible)

Standard Ticket: £15  FREE

Angel Ticket:  £5

BSL Interpreted Shows: 1st July, 22nd July

A sighted guide is available for 2pm shows on 1st June, 6th July and 20th July, and both shows on 19th August. If you require one, please contact Angie directly via email at angiebelcher@yahoo.co.uk or on 07733298378.

Thanks to our funding (scroll down for details) we are offering tickets for free!

Please only book if you are committed to attending. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend after booking a ticket, please let us know by emailing hello@improvtheatre.co.uk so we can open up the space. Places are limited on the tour and we want to ensure our fantastic performers have an audience.

You can also buy an Angel ticket. Any income from these tickets will go towards our community workshops relating to this project or be donated to St Mungo’s Homeless Charity.

Please note the walk is designed for adults only. (Older teenagers are welcome at their parent’s discretion and must be accompanied by an adult)

The tour lasts 1.5 hours and is considered “mostly flat”. We’d recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and avoid high heels as Bristol’s streets can be a bit cobbly.

The tour goes ahead through most weather, we draw the line at severe wet weather, snow, wind and ice.

Please leave your dog/pet at home for this tour. Guide and support dogs are very welcome.


Bristol City Council LogoWECA Logo The Bristol Comedy History Walk is being delivered as one of the activities under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project.


July 1, 2023
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