New Forest Comedy Festival

The New Forest Comedy Festival launches in 2023 to showcase the very best in UK comedy and nurture comedy throughout the New Forest.

As well as bringing leading stand-up comedians to the New Forest, it celebrates comedy in many forms. There’s improv, family shows, theatre, a competition for local talent and workshops if you want to try stand–up yourself.

The Festival is a Culture in Common project produced by the Attic Comedy Club, Forest Arts Centre, Forest Forge Theatre and Hanger Farm Arts Centre in partnership with Leicester Square Theatre and the Museum of Comedy.

Enjoy laughter in the woods – explore all the events to find something for you.

About Culture in Common

Culture in Common is a programme creating more opportunities for you to take part in creative activities in New Forest that you have expressed a liking to. Ever wanted to try pottery or painting? See live music in your own postcode? Bring a pop-up cinema to your own backyard?

From Totton to New Milton, it will be running a wide variety of creative events around the New Forest, so there’s bound to be something for you. You’ll receive a warm welcome whoever you are. And whether you’ve taken part in creative activities before or not, you’ll get the chance to experience something new and meet people you wouldn’t normally meet.