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Jesterval 2017


J​​esterval, The North East's Premier Comedy Festival, will return in 2017 as part of Q Festival an exciting collaboration with Gateshead Council.

Come join us for fun Summer days and long hot Summer nights from Friday 14th July – Sunday 6th August 2017

The stunning Spielgeltent on Baltic Square will play host to a vibrant and eclectic programme of day time activities and evening events for adults, children and families including Jesterval, a gin festival with burlesque, immersive cinema, family carnival day, crafts, storytelling, performance and DJs.

Jesterval will continue to feature some of the most exciting and finest comedians working in the UK today. From household names to hotly-tipped acts alongside the best local talent, don't miss this opportunity to see the acts up close and personal at a very affordable price, as there's a chance you'll be paying a lot more for a ticket to see them in the not too distant future.

The star-studded, side-splitting line up includes Hal Cruttenden and Sara Pascoe (both 14 July),  Zoe Lyons (15 July), Gary Delaney (16 July) and Ed Byrne closing the festival on Monday 31 July.

For more information about Q Festival, click here.

Opening Times

Jesterval 2017 (14 July 2017 - 31 July 2017)

Guide Prices

Ticket prices for the Festival range from £3 to £15, with a number of free performances. Please see website for more details



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Friday, 14th July 2017 - Sunday, 6th August 2017

Q Festival
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Friday, 4th August 2017 - Friday, 4th August 2017

80s Social Club - Part of Q Festival
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Monday, 31st July 2017 - Monday, 31st July 2017

Ed Byrne - Spoiler Alert at Jesterval 2017
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Tuesday, 1st August 2017 - Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Artventurers Colourful Carnival - Part of Q Festival
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Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 - Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

All at Sea on Gateshead Quay - Part of Q Festival
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Thursday, 3rd August 2017 - Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Toddle to the Spiegel with Gateshead Libraries - Part of Q Festival
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Monday, 31st July 2017 - Monday, 31st July 2017

Jittabugs' Move and Groove - Part of Q Festival
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Thursday, 3rd August 2017 - Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Disposable Treasures: Paper Crafting - Part of Q Festival
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Saturday, 5th August 2017 - Saturday, 5th August 2017

Chalk presents The Breakfast Club Coffee Rave - Part of Q Festival
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Saturday, 29th July 2017 - Saturday, 29th July 2017

Jesterval Street Circus at Trinity Square
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