About Underbelly Festival

Underbelly fans! It's our 10th Birthday and summer on the Southbank is the BIGGEST YET!

We've been on the Southbank for 10 years this summer and we're celebrating with our biggest programme yet, jam packed with explosive live entertainment. 

Open from April until the end of September, Underbelly Festival Southbank brings the best in live circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment to the heart of London. We've got an amazing line-up of shows in an amazing city-centre, pop-up festival world. You can enjoy international street food, after work drinks in one of London's largest outdoor bars and a true festival atmosphere on the banks of the Thames. 

Our shows are short (usually only an hour long), sharp and very sweet. And the vast majority of tickets are under £20 making Underbelly Festival your affordable entertainment destination in London this summer. 

Come celebrate our 10th birthday, and do summer on Southbank bigger and better!

About Underbelly Ltd

Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

This year marks the tenth year of Underbelly on the Southbank, with Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals – already two of the biggest multi-arts offerings in London - once again joining forces in 2018 for Underbelly Festival Southbank.

Elsewhere, Underbelly also produces Edinburgh’s Christmas, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Christmas in Leicester Square, Udderbelly Festival in Hong Kong, West End Live in Trafalgar Square and Pride in London for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre.

Through their Underbelly Productions arm they produce and promote live shows in London’s West End, throughout the UK and on tour internationally, including a major new revival of the West End and Broadway hit musical Five Guys Named Moe at the new Marble Arch Theatre, which opened in autumn 2017.

In 2017 Underbelly sold over 1.3 million tickets to their various events.

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

Head of Programming

Marina Dixon

Head of Production

David Watson

Head of Operations

Sarah Fleming

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

James Oakley

Technical Production Manager

James Turner Inman

Production Project Manager

Rachel Sivills

Production Assistant

Rebecca Foster

Executive Producer for Underbelly Productions

Holly Reiss

Executive Producer for Underbelly Productions

Tara Wilkinson

Production Co-ordinator for Underbelly Productions

Martyn Wood

Programme Co-ordinator

Aisling Galligan

Festival Programmer and Producer

Matt Keeler

London Publicist

Gregor Cubie

Director of Communications

Elizabeth Burchell

Senior Marketing Manager (London)

Beanie Ridler

Senior Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)

Amy Briggs

Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)

Annie Wheeler

Marketing Officer (Edinburgh)

Becky Leary

Marketing Officer

Daisy Minto

Digital Marketing Assistant

Elijah Grant

Head of Partnerships

Mary Gleeson

Head of Bars and Catering

Bertie Woodhead

Financial Controller

Sarah Alsop

Payroll & Management Accountant

Jonathan Kettle

Accounts Payable Accountant

Abby Spence

Accounts Payable Assistant

Denitsa Pashova