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Sunday 28 April 2024

Komedia Brighton Celebrate Thirtieth Birthday With Week Of Special Events & Golden Ticket Competition

This May, Brighton institution Komedia will celebrate its 30th Birthday. From humble beginnings at a small venue on Manchester Street in Kemptown in 1994, to their home for the last teeny-six years on Gardner Street in the North Laine, Komedia has certainly been through its ups and downs.

The venue has managed to weather the storm, in an ever-changing landscape, where multiple independent venues are lost each year.

Komedia has won twenty-five Chortle awards over the years including the award for Best Venue in the South a record eighteen times.

To celebrate their birthday, Komedia are putting on a week of special events running from Sat 4th May to Sun 12th May, see the full programme here

They are also launching Komedia branded merchandise, featuring a custom illustration by Emily Wallace, which will be available to purchase in the venue from May onwards.

The venue are also giving one lucky person a Golden Ticket meaning they can access any Komedia event for free for a full year (and they can bring a friend/family member too). Simply head over to their competition page here to find out how you can win before the 30th April!

To see what Komedia has coming up, visit

by: Mike Cobley


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