Arcadian to sponsor comedy festival

Hat-trick for leading leisure complex.

City centre entertainment hub the Arcadian has been announced as an official supporter of the Birmingham Comedy Festival for the third consecutive year.

Since launching in 2001, the Birmingham Comedy Festival has established itself as one of the city’s most popular arts festivals, mixing established names with fast-rising and new talent.

The next festival runs from Friday October 2nd to Sunday October 13th, with events taking place across the city. The Arcadian is home to the Glee Club – renowned as one of the country’s top comedy venues.

Dave Freak, who founded the festival, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome The Arcadian again as supporter to the festival. As well as being the home of the Glee Club for twenty years, the centre is also home to a variety of great bars, restaurants and other businesses – a major entertainment and leisure destination right in the heart of the city centre.”

Lina Higuita, centre manager for The Arcadian, added: “The Glee Club is one of the best known comedy venues in Birmingham, soit  seems fitting that we once again support the Birmingham Comedy Festival. We know how much Birmingham’s audiences love a good laugh so we are looking forward to welcoming some great comedy talent to the city.”

This year’s festival line-up will be announced over the summer. For more information, visit


Photo – Centre manager Lina Higuita at the Arcadian.