An iconic fixture on London’s Southbank, the big upside-down purple cow is back for its 7th fantastic year, with a packed programme of comedy, circus and family shows, and one of the biggest outdoor bars in central London.
Late Night Gimp Fight 11 - 17 April
They have spent years violating the British comedy circuit, picking up awards and infections along the way. Now the Gimps are returning to what they do best... dicking about on stage, for your entertainment. Expect a blistering hour of the filthiest, funniest, fast-paced sketches.
Circus Maximus 14 - 19 April
The UK’s leading live circus competition returns to the giant purple cow. In a week of exciting heats, 20 of the UK’s hottest circus acts perform for your applause, adoration and votes to win a place in the grand final.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd 30 April - 4 June
Join acclaimed stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve ‘Danger’ Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney for graph-a-minute fun on an unprecedented linear scale.
Knightmare Live - Level 2 8 May - 5 June
The critically acclaimed stage adaption of the cult TV classic. Each day one member of the public is guided through Treguard's dungeon - but will they succeed in their quest, or fall foul to one of Lord Fear's schemes?
Austentatious - An Improvised Jane Austen Novel 18 June - 15 July
A new Austen novel is improvised every night with live musical accompaniment. The show features a cast of fast-rising stars including Cariad Lloyd (BBC3's Crims), Rachel Parris (The IT Crowd) and Joseph Morpurgo (BBC2's Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos).