The Backyard Comedy Club


The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London’s hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran for London mayoral elections to fight redevelopment and save the club but in 2010 it was finally razed to the ground. However, unstoppable was its spirit and 3 years later it returned to the same site as London’s newest purpose built comedy club.

It was the perfect place to celebrate the spirit of sketch comedy in 2014, inside a venue with a fighting spirit for comedy. For London SketchFest 2014 we performed a takeover the Backyard Bar and Comedy Club, installing 2 stages, an extra bar, projectors and screens, alongside a good smattering of SketchFest decorum. Part theatre, part comedy club, part sketch comedy mutant.

The venue is located in the heart of East London on Cambridge Heath Road in Bethnal Green, a walk away from Hoxton, Shoreditch and Whitechapel.

Venue Website

Venue Address
231 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL

By Tube
The nearest Underground station is Bethnal Green (Central Line). Leave the station by (exit number) onto Cambridge Heath Road.

By Train
The nearest railway station is Bethnal Green (National Express East Anglia). Exit the station and turn right down Three Colts Lane, following the railway arches. Pass under the bridge and continue forward to Cambridge Heath Road. Turn left and the venue will be on your next left.

By Bus
Buses 8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3 & D6 all stop nearby the venue.  

By Car
Limited street parking is available on and around Cambridge Heath Road (Pay & Display before 6:30pm Mon-Sat, free all day Sunday). If using SatNav, enter Witan St, Bethnal Green, London, E2

By Bike
There are plenty of places to lock bikes around the area. There is also a Barclays Cycle Hire docking station outside the venue.