One of Bath’s best loved entertainment venues, Komedia, celebrates its fourth Birthday later this month.
After seven years of lying empty and a £1 Million restoration project, the former Beau Nash Cinema opened its doors as Komedia Bath on 13 November 2008 and is now firmly established as one of the best medium sized venues in the country.
Over the last four years, as well as winning the Chortle Award for Best Venue in the West and Wales twice, Komedia has played host to some of the best music and comedy events, from musicians as diverse as Clare Teal and Roni Size, to comedy acts including Ross Noble, Chris Addison and Lee Nelson.
Komedia’s very own Krater Comedy Club which runs every Saturday night has gone from strength to strength since the venue opened in 2008 and has helped springboard the careers of household names including Sarah Millican and Russell Howard to name only two. Alongside Krater Comedy Club, Komedia has also developed an alternative Saturday club night for Bath’s partygoers. Motorcity presents a refreshing mix of Soul, Motown, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll every Saturday after the Krater Comedy Club comedians have left the stage. This year Komedia are also hosting an extra special Motorcity New Year’s Eve party; Motorcity Gold, with all the best bits from Motorcity and lots lots more.
2012 has been a particularly exciting year for Komedia with the launch of the Komedia Arts Café. The Arts Café is open six days a week serving a seasonal lunchtime menu using only the best locally sourced ingredients. The food has been the first in Bath to receive the Soil Association GOLD standard, ensuring that all meals are freshly prepared, free from unwanted additives and based around local, seasonal produce from producers who operate to high farm standards. The ‘Taste of the West’ award winning food is also available for most comedy, film and cabaret shows.
The rest of 2012 promises to be just as exciting with some great upcoming gigs. Thursday 8 November sees Mr Scruff return for the first time since his 2011 sell-out event. On Friday 9 November Funeral For a Friend play an exclusive warm up gig and later in the month guitarist Martin Barre plays with his band Martin Barre’s New Day. The comedy line-up is impressive too and includes Sean Hughes on Sunday 11 November, Dan Clark on 16 November and the riotous Frisky and Mannish on Tuesday 4 December.
As Christmas approaches, Komedia are gearing up for their fourth Christmas sell-out year in a row with a programme packed full of comedy and cabaret all served up with a three course Christmas menu featuring ‘Taste of the West Gold’ award winning food.
Tickets for all events can be booked through the Komedia Bath website www.komedia.co.uk/bath or by calling the box office on 0845 293 8480.