Oxford’s comedy club on the move

– James Acaster and more set for The Glee’s Autumn Season.
– New location announced. 

As redevelopment plans force The Glee to leave its present Oxford location, the city’s comedy club is pleased to announce it’s already found a new home!

The club presently occupies a former ice factory on Hythe Bridge Street, an area which is set for major redeveloped. As a result, The Glee has to vacate, and is regrettably set to close on Saturday 29 October 2016.

But comedy fans need not fear, as The Glee will be bouncing back with regular comedy shows at The Bullingdon, on Cowley Road, Oxford, from Saturday 14 January 2017.

The Glee’s Director, Mark Tughan, said: “We’re saddened to be leaving our Hythe Bridge Street premises. Since opening in April 2010 with Shappi Khorsandi and Angelos Epithemiou, we have hosted some incredible shows, including appearances from Sarah Millican, Russell Kane, Ross Noble and Jack Whitehall.

“We’re very proud of our track record, so we’re thrilled that we’ll be continuing to bring quality stand-up to Oxfordshire, in partnership with The Bullingdon, in just a few short months. The move marks the beginning of a new Glee era that we hope will be even more exciting.”

The Bullingdon’s General Manager, Paul Williams said: “We are really excited to be partnering with such an iconic brand and helping to bring comedy to Oxford.  We have established ourselves as a top music venue in the city, and now we are proud to be offering the best comedy available too.”

But before The Glee doors close at Hythe Bridge Street, there’s a ‘final season’ featuring some of the biggest names in stand-up. Acts set to appear include multi-award winner James Acaster (22 Sep 2016), comedians and podcasters Elis James and John Robins (7 Oct), Australian Felicity Ward (14 Oct), and Joel Dommett (28 Oct).

Also lined up are Imran Yusef, Carl Donnelly, storyteller James Dowdeswell, and comic news broadcaster Jonathan Pie (whose show has already sold out).

The county’s only specialist comedy venue, The Glee has hosted in the region of 400 shows over six years, contributing to the city’s entertainment and tourism offers.

Mark concludes: “Closing with a run of shows that includes, James Acaster, and others, means we’ll be leaving the location on a real high. But we look forward to welcoming our audiences to The Bullingdon in January, when we’ll be returning with even more great names.”

For tickets and more information about forthcoming shows, see: www.glee.co.uk/comedy/oxford/

Notes For Editors

Further details relating to the new venue, including show line-up details, will be available shortly.

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