Known for its offering of comedy, music, cabaret and club nights, Komedia is set to offer the city’s first club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities, along with their families and friends.
The new Uproar! events, hosted in collaboration with Bath Mencap, are set to offer a relaxed, safe and fun environment for all users, aged 18 plus, to enjoy themselves in the city’s greatest entertainment venue.
The regular spot will allow adults with learning disabilities to enjoy a night out without the potential intimidation they may feel at an event open to the general public.
Caroline White, who is set to take over as the new Chair of Bath Mencap next month, said the event is an exciting step for Bath Mencap’s typical users.
“Just like anyone, adults with learning difficulties enjoy socialising, music and dancing, and we wanted to offer them an event at a great venue.
“Adults with learning difficulties can find events open to the general public intimidating or overwhelming, so we wanted to create an event where they feel safe and relaxed.
“We also wanted the event to be open to our users’ families – and we hope that it means everyone will have a great night out together.”
Komedia is providing training for its staff as well as extra security on the door to ensure the nights are relaxed and safe and one of Bath’s best-loved DJ’s Luke Baker will be providing the tunes which will be a classic and contemporary mix of pop and dance hits.
“I have been overwhelmed and delighted by the commitment and response from Komedia and DJ Luke Baker in making this happen.
“Everyone has been incredibly generous with their time and services. Its really exciting!” added Caroline.
Upcoming Uproar! dates include:
- Monday 16th April
- Monday 13th August
- Monday 19th November
- Monday 18th February (2019)
The events will take place from 7pm – 10pm, and tickets are £5 / Carers go free.
The events are strictly 18+ and exclusively for adults with learning disabilities, their carers and families.