Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre



Enjoy a fun-packed festival of live acts inside a giant upside-down purple cow at Southbank Centre’s Udderbelly Festival.

The enormous purple cow returns to grace London’s skyline and brings with it another vibrant season of comedy, circus, music and family entertainment over the early weeks of summer.

Plus, graze on tasty snacks and grab a drink at one of London’s biggest outdoor bars in the Udderbelly Pasture set on the banks of the Thames, which is free to enter.

Headline Shows

Get right up close to Circa’s circus performers, as they push their bodies and their skills to extremes with awesome aerial stunts and breathtaking acrobatics. The award-winning contemporary circus company returns to the festival with the premiere of their new spectacle, Closer, from 7 April to 12 June.

Hear the electrifying melodies of Gobsmacked! as they bring their compelling acapella show to London for the first time between 16 June and 17 July. Singers and beatboxers weave together harmonies for a tuneful trip through the history of popular music.


Catch America’s Got Talent winner and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin and his cast of hilarious puppets, fresh off the Las Vegas stage, on the 14, 15 and 16 April. Or head down to the festival on 19 and 21 June for satirist Andy Zaltzman’s Political Animal show featuring special guests.

This year’s line-up of top comedians also includes Hal Cruttenden, Felicity Ward, Nina Conti, Alex Edelman, James Acaster, Reginald D. Hunter and Stephen K. Amos.

Live Entertainment

Play along, giggle and marvel at an eclectic mix of variety acts in the giant purple cow.

Returning to Udderbelly this year are alternative comic experience Comedy in the Dark, variety act Spanks!, and Irish comedy trio Foil, Arms and Hog with their acclaimed show Skiddlywup.

Other highlights include the dazzling drag musical comedy Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, interactive comedy game show Wifi Wars, and Knightmare Live with an improvised stage adaptation of the TV programme.

Family Fun

And there’s plenty of things to do for children and families too: from The Amazing Bubble Man and his fascinating show of bubble tricks, to family-friendly performances by some of the best stand-up comics, cabaret acts and sketch groups in Comedy Club 4 Kids.


Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East. Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.

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