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

Midsommar Junkfest

Alexander's Live, Chester.

18s - 14s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

Entry Tickets

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
STANDING £11.00 (£10.00)

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.
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)

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More information about Midsommar Junkfest tickets

£10 advance £12 on the door

Raising funds for UNICEF: We make sure more of the world's children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation.

We have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than any other charity building a safer world for tomorrow's children.

Including Filming for Campfire Social music video

Campfire Social 

Campfire Social are a constantly evolving 12 legged gang of friends that can mine the best bits of The Weakerthans, Los Campesinos! or The Get Up Kids from song to song. Or all at once. Depending on their mood. 

Masters of the introspective, listen-to-while-looking-out-of-a-rain-streaked-train-window heartstring pulling anthem their songs an flick a switch between 80s UK kitchen sink indie to 2000s Midwest emo in a broken heartbeat.

FFO: The Get Up Kids, Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit and Tigers Jaw.

Pillow Fort 

Starting in Leicester, UK as the solo project of Ryan Crick in 2020, Pillow Fort pull heavily from 2010s emo and pop punk bands, while also blending in shades of math rock and punk from the past couple of decades.

FFO: Modern Baseball, Glocca Morra and Camping In Alaska.

bigfatbig erupted onto the North East music scene in late 2019, and have since gone on to prove that nothing - not even a global pandemic - will stand in their way.

FFO: Kate Nash, The Front Bottoms, The Subways and Martha.


From the heart of Chester comes a Riff-Rock Duo bringing Growling Guitar tones and Heavy Hitting Drums. 

FFO: Royal Blood, Billy Talent, Drenge and Manchester Orchestra.

The Welcome Party

Formed in the Spring of 2020, The Welcome Party hail from Wrecsam in North East Wales. With shared love of jingly jangly Indie guitar music they write songs full of sun-tinged joy, no matter how dark it may be.

FFO: Teenage Fanclub, Wilco and The Beatles.

Running order:

Doors 4pm
The Welcome Party 5-5.30pm
Sustinere 6.15-6.45pm
bigfatbig 7.30-8pm
Pillow Fort 8.45-9.30pm
Campfire Social 10-11pm
Video filming 11pm
Curfew 12am