The Stay at Home Festival has now concluded it’s daily shows but we are still running loads of free and Patreon subscriber only livestreams. Check them out here.

We are also still taking tip jar contributions for current and past shows. During the run of the festival we collected over £30 000 to the fund that was distributed out to acts and venues hit hard by the pandemic. THANK YOU!

Scroll down for the tip jar and also for all the past shows which are still available on demand.

Robin Ince | Josie Long | Professor Brian Cox | Jo Brand | Chris Hadfield | Sara Pascoe | Stewart Lee | Mark Gatiss | Tanita Tikaram | Natalie Haynes | Helen Czerski | Tim Minchin | Reece Shearsmith | Bec Hill | Russell Kane | David McAlmont | Grace Petrie | John-Luke Roberts | Mark Watson | Stephen Merchant | Polly Samson | Ahir Shah | David Baddiel | Chris Jackson | Brian Greene | Katy Brand | Isy Suttie
and loads more!

Scroll down to see the daily show schedule and to drop a coin in the tip bucket.
You can also watch the live shows direct on YouTube.

It is stating the obvious to say that strange days have got a hell of a lot stranger with many people facing confusion and anxiety during this COVID-19 pandemic. Artists have nowhere to play and audiences have nowhere to go to to be distracted. Venues are having to close, gigs are having to be cancelled and festivals abandoned. And so we, at The Cosmic Shambles Network, proudly present The Stay at Home Festival.

We will be live streaming pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day, some of our top podcasts like Book Shambles and Science Shambles as well as presenting mixed bill comedy nights and conversations all without anyone leaving their home. It’s fair to say it might be a bit rough and ready in places but that’s where we’re at with things.

All the shows, for now, will be free to watch because we know a lot of you are worried about the future, and the present, BUT there will be payment buttons (see below) and on the show page each day and if you are able to drop a pound or so into the virtual tip bucket at the end of the show, all profits will go direct to acts, artists and venues who have been hit hardest by having their livelihood taken away.

It’s harder to “only connect” when we are all needing to be at home, but hopefully this will go some way to bringing some happiness and helping out artists too. And there’ll be a way for you to connect directly to us too as we’ll be taking questions live on the show via Twitter on the hashtag #ShamblesStayatHomeFest or you can email them to
The schedule of shows and guests will be updated on these pages regularly so make sure you bookmark it now. Enjoy.
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If you’d prefer to use PayPal, you can do that here


(All listed times are BST)
To ask a question to any of our guests email stayathome@cosmicshambles or ask in the live chat on YouTube or the hashatg #ShamblesStayatHomeFest
Saturday May 16th – 11:00amSaturday Family Science Club with Helen Czerski, Tom Hird, Jonny Berliner and Liv Boeree. WATCH HERE or direct on our YouTube channel
Sunday May 17th – 7:00pmSea Shambles as part of Royal Albert Home. Hosted by Robin Ince, Steve Backshall and Helen Czerski with LOADS of special guests including Chris Hadfield, Cobie Smulders, Brian Cox, Liz Bonnin and British Sea Power. WATCH HERE or direct on our YouTube channel
More shows to announce soon!
Schedule will be updated daily with new shows and guests.
Please note that sometimes things change and lineups are subject to change.