Where can I purchase tickets?

Ticket links will be available here once the programme goes live. On the festival weekend you can purchase tickets from Box Office which will be located in the Senedd at the Owain Glyndwr Centre.


Where can I pick up my tickets?

This year any tickets bought in advance will have a link to download and print your tickets. Do this, and then just head for the venue the show is in. Missing your download link? Email boxoffice@machcomedyfest.co.uk for it to be re-sent.


Can I buy a single ticket for the whole weekend?

Because Machynlleth Comedy Festival is about seeing live comedy in small spaces we can’t offer a weekend ticket due to the variation in venue capacity. Venues hold an audience of between 30 - 500. Instead we aim to keep prices as low as possible so that everyone is able to choose their own weekend of comedy. Shows will sell out - keep up to date with the latest news via our Facebook and Twitter pages


Is it all comedy?

Nope. 2017 sees our largest ever schedule of free music events, theatre shows, cabaret and a lively children's programme. See the What's On section of the website for more details. 




How will I find my way around the site?

All festival venues and areas are within short walking distance. You will find a full list of venues and areas here. A map will also be included in your festival programme.



Our official festival campsite continues in style! The site is just behind the Bowling Club, just a few minutes walk from all of the festival venues. There's showers, proper toilets and free onsite parking Weekend camping all for just £35 per person. This will allow you access to the campsite from Friday 4th to Monday 7th May. You can book your camping pitch soon. 

There are also live-in vehicle pitches for motorhomes, caravans and trailer tents at just £90 (which include 2 campsite wristbands). You'll have plenty of room to set up awnings/gazebos and get yourself settled in for the weekend. 

For those looking for a little extra comfort we have bell tents and yurts available to hire, complete with wood burners and heaters from Fred’s Yurts. Click here to check out more from Fred...





What are my options?

The town of Machynlleth is filled with charming cafes, pubs and restaurants so take time out to explore.

We have three official bars on site. Our main one - the Beech Bar -  on the lawn of Y Plas (home to our 50 cask festiv-ale), one on the lawns of the Owain Glyndwr Centre by the box office and another servicing the Mach Arena on court at the Squash Bar, 

We also have a number of delicious festival food stalls on site.





How do I get to Machynlleth?

That depends on where you are coming from, but car and rail are likely to be the most sensible options. If you have no idea where Machynlleth is, have a look here 

Getting here by train

Machynlleth has a main-line railway station with all services currently operated by Arriva Trains Wales. It is a 5 minute walk from the town centre and festival hub.

Guide journey times are as follows:

London - 4 hours
Manchester - 3 hours 15 mins 
Birmingham - 2 hours 20 mins
Aberystwyth - 35 mins 

To plan your journey/buy tickets, click here.


Getting here by car

Approximate travelling times through the beautiful Welsh countryside from various locations are as follows:

London - 4 hours 30 mins
Manchester - 2 hours 30 mins
Birmingham -  2 hours 15 mins
Aberystwyth - 25 mins

Click here to get directions via the AA route planner.



Car share

By travelling in a full car, festival-goers carbon emissions become comparable to taking the train and it's a great way to save money. With Go Car Share, you can see if your friends are coming to the festival, find like-minded people to travel with, and check people out before agreeing to share. So if you’re driving, or need a lift, click here and share the journey!


Taxi Companies

Peter's Taxis: 01654 749065/07969997039

Mach Taxis: 01654 702048



I'd like to be part of the team that makes the festival happen. How do I volunteer?

Machynlleth Comedy Festival are always on the look out for exciting and enthusiastic individuals seeking to volunteer at the event and this is your opportunity to become part of an inspiring and vibrant team and gain valuable experience in a professional and supported environment. If you think you've got the skills and time to offer the festival then our volunteer application pack will be online soon or email helen@machcomedyfest.co.uk


Who do I contact about catering or trading at the festival?

You can email Steve on steve@machcomedyfest.co.uk


I'm a local accommodation provider. How do I get my accommodation listed on your website?

Simply fill in this form and we'll do our best to add you to our website.


How do I advertise in your programme?

Contact Henry on henry@machcomedyfest.co.uk


I'm a local business. Where can I get more information about becoming involved in the festival?

Contact us on hello@machcomedyfest.co.uk