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

Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

Alexander's Live, Chester.

This event is for 12 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Entry Tickets

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
GENERAL ADMISSION £16.50 (£15.00)
NUS / NHS £11.00 (£10.00)
Valid ID will be required on entry
Valid ID will be required on entry

Donate to Alexander's Live save our venues campaign

We have seen a huge decline in attendance over the past few weeks and as shows begin to cancel we are extremely uncertain as to our future as we are sure everyone in the sector is. If you are able to donate to help keep your Grass Roots Live Music Venue alive we would be eternally grateful and you can do so here.
The governments announcements that grants and loans are being made available is great but that doesn't help us pay the bills now right now and despite the governments announcement our insurance provider is adamant they will not be covering any losses due to COVID-19. Therefore we really would be eternally grateful for anything you may be able to donate to us!
We hate asking but these are desperate times!
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
£1 DONATION £1.00 (£1.00)
£5 DONATION £5.00 (£5.00)
£10 DONATION £10.00 (£10.00)
£20 DONATION £20.00 (£20.00)

* Handling and delivery fees may apply to your order  

More information about Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble tickets

*Please bring student ID proving status with you to be checked on the door if purchasing student ticket

Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

25th Anniversary Tour!

The UK's biggest folk band, The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, stage their 25 th Anniversary
tour in 2022.

"Truly the most joyous noise I have ever heard and re-affirming my faith in the potential of the
human race." Jon Bens

The band's touring line-up features a stage-challenging 50 members. Among them are 15 horns, four
cellos, five percussionists, five electric guitarists, plus fiddles, flutes, clarinets, electric bass, acoustic
guitars, and an accordion. They sing too.

Formed in 1997 at Birmingham’s prestigious Conservatoire by fiddle player and arranger Joe
Broughton (The Urban Folk Quartet, The Albion Band, Joss Stone), the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
have established a reputation for creating energetic and powerful shows. Their increasingly popular
live appearances - especially at such festivals as Cropredy, Towersey, Shambala and Kendal Calling
- have left audiences ecstatic and even (at Towersey) moved to tears.

Still based at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the personal influences of each member shapes
the set-list, as traditional English and Celtic reels slide into full-on rock grooves, funk, jazz, hip-hop,
ska and reggae. Eastern European and Asian flourishes can also be heard, reflecting the rich cultural
heritage of the group.

This is very much 21st century folk.
This is ‘Power Folk’.
Twitter: @Thefolkensemble

“This album is utterly mind-blowing.” Mick Tems - Folk Wales Online Magazine

“Varied and brilliant… one massive sound” Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales

“There’s subtlety, poignancy, variety and more than a soupçon of talent. You’ll like this, like it
lots I know you will.” Simon Jones, fRoots

“Painted is an absolutely superb, inimitable and totally unmissable album that should have a
copy in each and every home.” Joe Knipe, Artree

Please note line up and start times are subject to change