Best of the Fest Daytime

Cabaret and Variety (comedy, variety)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, cabaret, family entertainment and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. With line-ups changing daily, we have something for everyone, so let us bring you the best of the fest! See for line-ups. 'An all round crowd pleaser' ***** (ThreeWeeks).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance. There are 4 steps into the performance space if not taking the accessible route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Joanna Unthank 103 days ago

Don’t waste your money and time
Positives: Great compere, one decent act
Negatives: terrible value for money, 3 torturous acts, totally inappropriate for kids, either over their heads or making us all squirm! Reference to sex, suicide, bad language and even nazi references!

Russell Emeny 104 days ago

Sadly this show disappointed. The MC was good but only one of the performances was of a quality that might stand up to the billing of Best of the Fest. N.Ormes was brilliant and I’ve bought a ticket for the full show. The other three performances were dull and simply didn’t survive the transformation from full show to 10 minutes taster. Maybe the less sanitised late night ‘Best of’ is a wiser offering.

john s 106 days ago

That was utter garbage today, truly woeful performances.

Clare 106 days ago

Very disappointed today with the Best of the Fest. We have gone to this show many times over the years and never had such poor acts. I would say it was more the Worst of the Fest. Alot of money to sit for and hour watching pure rubbish. Whoever selected the acts for todays performance should be ashamed

Judith Priest 107 days ago

Saw this show on Friday 11th and walked out before the end. Boring compère, very noisy, didn’t hear the name of any of the four acts. The juggler was only average, some dancers ( who? No idea) were invisible once lying onstage unless you were on the front row, comedian failed to engage with his audience and the fourth act was for children.
Very disappointing

Elliot and Meg 107 days ago

This show had an amazing turnout and atmosphere, which was lovely to see so early on in the day. With a different lineup each day, it’s hard to tell what will work and what won’t but with an atmosphere so good it’s always worth a shot. Particular shout out to our compare, Myra Dubois who was absolutely bloody brilliant!

Julie Phillips 111 days ago

Great way to see a bite sized piece of several shows so you know if you’d like to see the whole thing. Many we liked some not so much. We have been 3 times now.

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