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

Music Train

Alexander's Live, Chester.

Entry Tickets

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
TICKET AND FOOD (PORK) £24.20 (£22.00)
TICKET AND FOOD (VEGAN) £24.20 (£22.00)

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)

Handling and delivery fees may apply to your order  

More information about Music Train tickets

The £22 (plus 10% booking fee) package of music at Alexanders and food also includes taxis from Chester Station to Alexanders and back again.  The food is Dave Johnson’s award-winning local bangers with mash, peas and gravy (Vegan option available). You'll need a train ticket as well, so please purchase this separately.  The music is in the rear carriage of a two-car train or the second carriage of a four-car train. The Music Train leaves Altrincham at 18:36 and return leaves Chester at 22:52.  Please notify us when you have booked if you have any dietary requirements. 
Hound Dog Blues feature Jon Ingham – guitar, dobro, cigar box, Andy Millington – guitar, vocals and Dave Eatock – harmonica, accordion, vocals.   This highly accomplished trio formed the band a couple of years ago as an acoustic sideline to their busy programme of electric blues gigs around the UK.  Playing well known and not so well-known covers from the 50s, 60s and 70s Hound Dog Blues are sure to have your feet tapping, you face smiling and your heart and soul feeling good. 
The Dave Roberts Trio is a mainstream/modern jazz ensemble with a huge repertoire of jazz standards. The  emphasis is on accessible, swinging jazz; the songs are a mix of swing, Latin, blues and funk. Each evening features songs associated with a famous musician or by a well-known composer. Tributes so far have included Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Jerome Kern.