SOCIAL CLUB VENUE – Expect the Unexpected

A brilliant team who create a well crafted, fully curated festival venue with a huge track record of full houses, sell out shows and happy audiences.


Over 15 years we’ve honed our skills in programming and producing. We are at the top of our game as a cabaret and festival entertainment venue providing consistently high quality acts.

Specialising in diverse and eclectic world-class programming, we guarantee our audience a good time.

We’ve built a great reputation for FAMILY shows for everyone & also creating ADULT shows with award winning boylesque & burlesque, freak show, adult comedy, variety, anarchy and sexy circus.

You just tell us about your audience and we will bring it!

From Speigeltents to big tops, an old church (yes we take it to church!) and beautiful cinema shows.

We are experts at curating shows for indoor, outdoor, tented, festivals & high-end events. We are excited to work with you on themed events and site specific work or to provide our own particular brand of fun.

If the full venue is not what you are looking for we have a Big Night Out show which brings cabaret, circus, comedy, a band and a DJ for a full night out.

A full day and night time line up that can change from family friendly to adult material as darkness falls. Including:


Cabaret & Circus

  • Performers from all over the world who have worked with award winning shows: Cirque Du Soleil, No Fit State Circus, Slava’s Snow Show and many more. We believe in putting together the best our world has to offer as well as nurturing new talent. Diverse programming is an important part of our ethos.

Stand Up Comedy

  • Mark Steel, Ria Lina, Lynne Ruth Miller, Mysti Vine, Phil Nicholl (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie), Phil Kay, Tourettes Hero, Captain Hotknives, Des O’Connor, Norman Lovett (Red Dwarf) . . . the list goes on


  • Lazy Habits, The Beatbox Collective (World Champs), The Carnyvillains, Honeyfeet, Hannah Williams, The Ephemerals, Burd (Grace Savage & Bellatrix), Reeps One, Smerins Anti Social Club, Jon Fairhurst, Mr Woodnote, Eva Lazarus and many more . . .


  • Word Champion Scratch DJ Mr Switch, Jimi Needles, Chris Tofu, Junior Jungle . . .

Participatory Shows

  • Karaoke, Talent Show, Birthday Party, Lip Sync Show, Interpretive Dance, Drag Quiz, Pub Olympics are a few examples . . .

Matinee shows

  • Street, Theatre, Circus, Comedy – full length shows

We love commissioning shows/acts to suit your event. We have created – bar flare juggling acts, contortion on the bar or table, musical aerial acts, collaborations with top of the range musicians and aerialists, Birthday Party, Talent Show, Pub Olympics – shining a light on the audience who become the show and participate with delight.

Here is our indoor circus/cabaret show

  • Over the last 15 years at Shambala we have had consistently full houses, (approx footfall of 17,000 over a 3 day event) with an eclectic mix of shows!  Our usual feedback from audience members is “We love The Social Club because we never know what’s going to happen next!” Born in 1995 at Shambala Festival we are now branching out to take our brilliance to other festivals for the first time.
  • We can cherry pick different elements from our line up and tailor it to your needs.  Should you be interested in some of the components, we can provide you with what you are looking for.

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

Our motto is “Who has the most fun wins!”


Sell out shows & packed houses


“The Social Club blows us away every year – it’s our home at the festival, where we arrange to meet and often stay all day and night. We love everything you do, we laugh, we dance, we party, we are wowed by all your shows! Don’t stop, ever” John – Shambala audience member.

“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 audience member.