About Underbelly Festival

Underbelly fans! It's our 11th year on the South Bank and it's going to be our BIGGEST YET!

Open from April until the end of September, Underbelly Festival Southbank brings you world class entertainmentat at our beautiful pop-up festival right in the heart of London. Packed to the brim with all new Family Fest, Underbelly Lates, Podcast Live, and the best live circus, cabaret, comedy and music, we've got it all. 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. 

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 over 460,000 tickets for over 200 shows, in 22 venues over 25 days in 2018.

2018 was the sixth year Underbelly produced Edinburgh’s Christmas for City of Edinburgh Council (2017/18 saw a record breaking 781,520 tickets issued to visitors from 47 different countries), and the second year of producing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay also on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council, which in 2017-18 welcomed 160,000 over 3 days.

2019 marks the eleventh year of Underbelly Festival on the Southbank - one of the biggest multi-arts offerings in London.

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

Underbelly Productions is the theatrical arm of Underbelly, presenting, producing and promoting a diverse programme of international work. In 2017, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, we produced a major revival of the classic musical Five Guys Named Moe, which ran for 30 weeks at the purpose built Marble Arch Theatre. This scorching production garnered rave reviews and was nominated for 3 WhatsOnStage Awards (including Best Musical Revival) and as Best Entertainment and Family at the 2018 Olivier Awards. In 2017 we were also Associate Producers on the UK Premiere of the musical Big Fish starring Kelsey Grammar, which enjoyed a sold-out Christmas run at The Other Palace. Don’t Tell Me Not to Fly, a one-woman cabaret featuring a revolving cast of some of the West End’s favourite leading ladies premiered in McEwan Hall as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 2018 Underbelly sold over 1.5 million tickets to their various events.

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

PA to Charlie Wood & Ed Bartlam

Lauren Manning

Director of Production

David Watson

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

James Oakley

Technical Production Manager

James Turner Inman

Production Project Manager

Rachel Sivills

Production Assistant

Rebecca Foster

Head of Programming

Marina Dixon

Festival Programmer and Producer

Áine Flanagan

Festival Programmer

Aisling Galligan

Executive Producer for Underbelly Productions

Holly Reiss

Associate Producer

Martyn Wood

Director of Marketing & Communications

Elizabeth Burchell

Head of Brand Partnerships

Mary Gleeson

Marketing Manager

Lauren Carroll

Marketing Officer (London)

Abbie Button

London Publicist

Gregor Cubie

Senior Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)

Amy Briggs

Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)

Annie Wheeler

Head of Bars and Catering

Bertie Woodhead

Head of Operations

Sarah Fleming

Financial Controller

Sarah Alsop

Payroll & Management Accountant

Jonathan Kettle

Senior Box Office Manager

Philly Waygood

Ticketing Manager

Ashlinn Sambrook