A roundup of the best gigs and live shows in Bath this autumn

29 September 2021

Gigs are back in Bath! If you’re planning a culture trip to Bath soon, here’s our roundup of the best live shows to see in the city in autumn 2021…

Ansell’s Les Musicals

The Forum, 28th September 2021

An evening of drama and spine-tingling vocals with G4 frontman Jonathan Ansell and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall. The two have joined forces for a show celebrating the world’s greatest musicals, including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You and many more. 

Patti Smith and Band

The Forum, 1st October 2021 

The creative tour de force that is Patti Smith is heading back to Bath this October for the first time in nearly a decade. The punk rock musician, poet, activist and artist is performing a special show at The Forum as part of the Bath Festival 2021. 

Billy Ocean

The Forum, 14th October 2021

Step back in time and enjoy the greatest hits of Billy Ocean, the biggest selling black recording artist Britain has ever produced. This much-anticipated performance at The Forum, part of a huge UK tour, marks the 35th anniversary of his mega successful album Suddenly

Frank Skinner – Showbiz

Theatre Royal Bath, 17th October

The king of standup Frank Skinner arrives in Bath this October fresh from a sold-out run in the West End, where his brilliantly funny and disarmingly confessional standup show Showbiz won critical acclaim. This is one of your last chances to see it, so don’t miss out!

Joker Live in Concert – The Film with Live Orchestra

The Forum, 20th October 2021

This unique event brings together the acclaimed film Joker (starring Joaquin Phoenix) with a live orchestra, which will be performing the BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning score composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir.  

Gruff Rhys + Special Guests

Komedia, 1st November 2021

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys kicks off November with a live performance at Komedia, to mark the release of seventh solo album Seeking New Gods

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

Bath Pavilion, 18th November 2021

For one night only, British astronaut Tim Peake will be at the Bath Pavilion to share his passion for space, science, aviation and adventure. Learn all about life in space, from launch to spacewalks, accompanied by never-before-seen footage and photographs. 

Rachel Parris

Komedia, 27th November 2021

Star of the BBC’s The Mash Report Rachel Parris brings a brand new show to Bath this November. The BAFTA-nominated comedian will be performing standup and songs about life, love and going viral as part of the Bath Festival 2021. 

Where to stay in Bath

If you’re looking at snapping up tickets for gigs, comedy or other live shows in Bath this autumn, you’ll need somewhere lovely to stay. Don’t leave it too late to book, as the city gets busy during some of the most popular events. 

Take a look at our fabulous Bath city centre apartments, most of which are in an easy stroll of the city’s best live venues.