Live music & comedy

Friday Night Comedy brings the very best comedians from the UK and beyond to Alexander’s Live in the heart of Chester.

The only weekly comedy night in the city Friday Night Comedy will keep the laughs coming thick and fast week after week. For each
show we provide four brilliant comedians hand-picked to give you the best night out for the lowest possible price.

We also have our amazing bar, offering a huge selection of craft beers, ales, lagers, wine, gin, rum, whiskey, cocktails, soft drinks
and much, much more. you can be sure Friday Night Comedy customers will all have a great night out! It’s an offering like no other
elsewhere in Chester!

**Please note that seating is unreserved, on a first-come first-served basis and that all line-ups are subject to change without prior notice**

upcoming shows

We pride ourselves on bringing the best acts to Chester hosting events most days. Throughout the warmer months we host large live events in Rufus Court and our festivals days in the Alexander's Beer Garden. Please note that some events will require tickets to gain entry and at most events seating is unreserved and extremely limited. However, the dance floor will be in full swing!
We will always do our best to make your visit as fun as possible and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page.

Our weekly schedule includes:

Mondays - Live local and touring bands

Tuesday - Chester's longest running Open Mic Night. Sign up from 7:30pm

Wednesday - LatinMania Salsa classes from 7pm - Late

Thursday - The hottest local bands or tribute shows

Friday - Weekly Friday Night Comedy

Saturday - Great party bands and tributes to get the dance floor filed

Sunday - Live Jazz, Folk or Blues from 2pm

Ian Prowse + Nico (Fiddle of Fire)

Alexander's Live, Chester.

7pm - Doors

8pm - Support from Ollie Felton

9pm - Ian Prowse

Entry Tickets

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
STANDING £19.80 (£18.00)

Donate to Alexander's Live save our venues campaign

Alexander's is Chester's longest running Grassroots Live Music and Comedy Venue and is committed to giving a stage to new and exciting acts. We do all we can to bring a diverse and eclectic range of events for all to enjoy and if you would like to make a donation this money will be put towards making these shows happen, from covering band costs to technical support, equipment purchase, upkeep and ongoing maintenance. Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to seeing you at a show soon.
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More information about Ian Prowse + Nico (Fiddle of Fire) tickets

To celebrate 10 yers since his first solo LP Ian and the fiddle of fire are heading to all four corners of these islands next Spring. 
Tales will be told, songs from his whole career will be sang out, craic will be had. 

Merseyside hero Ian Prowse is fresh off the back of 2 UK tours as very special guest with Elvis Costello, a phenomenal online FB show during the pandemic (40 episodes!) and his best 2 back-to-back albums since he began with Pele back in 1991. Pele signed to Polydor Records and promptly had a Number 1 hit in South Africa as well as UK tours with The Pogues, Del Amitri and the first 3 singles on the BBC Radio 1 playlist. Ian then formed Amsterdam who had John Peel weeping live on air every time he played the classic Does This Train Stop On Merseyside, which was then covered by legend Christy Moore and taken to Number 1 in the Irish LP charts. Amsterdam signed to London indie Beat Crazy, their first single crashing into the top 40 at no.32. Often referred to as the ScouseSpringsteen Ian's incendiary live show has wowed them at Reading, Glastonbury & Kendal Calling, he is very excited to be back playing back in Alexander’s on his Mersey Hymns acoustic tour. 

Ian counts Chris Addison, Jean Jaques Burnel, the late Janice Long, Gary Crowley & Mick Jones in the high-profile fan club of his songwriting. 

The Mersey Hymns Tour in Spring 2024 will see Ian and his fiddle of fire singing songs and telling stories of his 30-year musical journey. 

Ollie Felton is an up and coming young Merseyside songwriter who regularly appears at the Ian Prowse Monday Club at the Cavern. Ollie's songwriting has been a big hit with the Liverpool crowds.