The Social Club Venue

What is The Social Club? 









We are all about the GOOD TIMES.


A creative, eclectic and extremely popular venue that is usually at or near capacity for its entire opening time. 

The Social Club is a fully curated venue available for bookings – we can work with other themes/under other names at your request. 

We specialise in diverse and eclectic programming all based around having a good time.  Incorporating all or some of the following:

  • Cabaret

    • aerial or ground based

    • family or adult incl freak show, boylesque, burlesque

    • daytime or night time Indoor or outdoor

    • Corporate, bespoke themes, curated, Family, Contemporary, Traditional, Festival, 

  • Stand up Comedy

  • Bands – of any kind

  • DJ’s – of any kind or level

  • Participatory acts – Talent Show, Bingo, Lip Sync, Karaoke, Ceilidh, Drag Quiz to name but a few

  • Matinee shows – street style or contemporary

  • Fringe type shows

  • Something you would like us to make for you


  • The Social Club venue came about as a commission by Shambala Festival in 1995 and it has been going from strength to strength ever since.  

  • Starting in a small tent we have grown in size and worked in venues from Spiegeltents to big tops, small tops and venues all over, including the beautiful old cinema – Komedia in Bath.

Photo – Hannah Edy

  • One of the longest standing and most popular venues at Shambala Festival

  •  A program of entertainment,           14 hours a day, for 3 days.

  • consistently full houses, with an eclectic mix of our house cabaret, circus,participation, matinee shows, street style shows, stand up comedy, cabaret, freak show, drag, bands and DJ’s and the unexpected! 




  • A warm hearted, irreverent, inclusive club

  • transforms from a FAMILY FRIENDLY venue during the day (not programmed for children but mostly suitable for them) to an ADULT PARTY atmosphere at night with stand up, bands, DJ’s and the more adult acts.

  • The social club can come complete with set, decor, production team, technical equipment and programming 



We can take different elements from our line up and tailor it to your needs.  Should you just be interested in one or more of the components we can provide you with what you are looking for.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, what you’re like, what age you are, how you look, how you like to dress, your race, sexuality, physicality and gender is all irrelevant – are you here to have a good time?  If the answer is yes you are welcome at The Social Club.



“The Social Club is ours and our children’s favourite venue in the day. At night it’s the place we go to have a party, see the unexpected and meet our friends.” audience member – Shambala Festival