Best drive-in comedy shows, films, raves and more happening in the UK

All the drive-in events happening in the UK post-lockdown

credit: Markus Distelrath

The revival of in-car entertainment is here! Attend film screenings and comedy gigs from the comfort of your car

'Staying in is the new going out' has been true for some time here in the UK, but soon enough things will begin to look a whole lot different. As the country phases out of lockdown, the public will soon be able to join in larger social distancing-friendly gatherings thanks to the revival of drive-in shows.

Drive-in events peaked in popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and they're set to do it all over again in 2020/21. Wondering what drive-in events are happening in the UK this summer? Everything from drive-in films, drive-in comedy shows and perhaps even gigs are set to be enjoyed from the comfort of cars post-lockdown. Here's a list of all the drive in events happening in the UK in 2020. Keep checking back as more ticket details are added.

Drive-In Films
What Where When Tickets
Häagen-Dazs presents The Drive-In from Secret Cinema Goodwood, Chichester Sun 5—Sun 19 Jul On sale now
At The Drive-In presents Dirty Dancing, Bad Boys for Life, Terminator, 1917, La La Land, The Shawshank Redemption and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Troubadour Theatre Meridian Water, London Sat 4—Fri 31 Jul On sale now
At The Drive In Presents: 80s classics and blockbusters films followed by live entertainment Circus Field, South London Sat 6—Sun 12 Jul On sale now
At The Drive In Presents Birmingham Carpark 6 Wed 15—Sun 19 Jul On sale now
At The Drive In Presents Rochdale Road Car Park, Manchester Wed 22—Sun 26 Jul On sale now
At The Drive In Presents Edward Street Car Park, Leeds Wed 29 Jul—Sun 2 Aug On sale now
At The Drive In Presents Newcastle Airport Thu 23—Sun 26 Jul On sale now
At The Drive In Presents Edinburgh Zoo Wed 12—Sun 16 Aug On sale now
At The Drive In Presents TBC, Glasgow Wed 19—Sun 23 Aug On sale now
At The Drive In Presents TBC, Liverpool Thu 26—Sun 30 Aug On sale now
At The Drive In Presents TBC, Cardiff Wed 2—Sun 6 Sep Coming soon
At The Drive In Presents TBC, Bristol Wed 9—Sun 16 Sep On sale now
At The Drive In TBC, East London Wed 16—Sun 21 Sep On sale now
At The Drive In Presents TBC, Southampton Wed 24—Sun 27 Sep On sale now
At The Drive In Presents TBC, Brighton Wed 30 Sep—Sun 4 Oct On sale now
Adventure Drive-In Cinema Driffield, Carlisle, Wetherby, Hull, Crewe, Yeovil, Exeter, Newport, Llanelli and many more Jul—Sep On sale now
Edinburgh Film Festival Drive-In Movies present Sunshine on Leith, Get Out, Grease, Airplane!, Con Air, Mary Poppins Returns, Clueless, Romeo + Juliet, Alien and more. Edinburgh Airport August onwards On sale now
Carview-20 Aldenham Country Park, Elstree Sun 5—Sun 19 Jul On sale now
Summer Screens presents Dirty Dancing, Jurassic Park, Rocket Man, The Greatest Showman and more Reading, Southampton, Basingstoke, Rugby, Newbury and Winchester. Fri 24 Jul—Sun 30 Aug On sale now
Flix Drive-in Surrey, Tonbridge and Bournemouth Fri 24 Jul—Sun 30 Aug On sale now
The Parking Lot Social: Cinema Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newscaslte and more TBC. August and September On sale now
Drive-In Stand-up Comedy
What Where When Tickets
Rotunda Drive-in Comedy Club Rotunda Bar & Diner, Glasgow Fri 29—Sun 31 May On sale now
Car Park Comedy with The Comedy Store Powderham Castle, Kenton & Henley-on-Thame Fri 3—Fri 10 Jul On sale now
Drive In Comedy Edinburgh, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Oxford & Newcastle TBC Pre-registration open
The Drive-In Club presents Jason Manford, Bill Bailey, Dom Joly, Milton Jones, Daniel Sloss + more Brent Cross, London Throughout July On sale now
Drive-In Comedy Club Lydiard Park, Swindon 6pm Mon 6 Jul On sale now
Drive & Dine Theatre: Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy Club St Albans, Bath, Marlow, Tunbridge Wells, London, Warwick and Chichester Throughout July and August On sale now
The Parking Lot Social: Comedy Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newscaslte and more TBC. August and September On sale now
Special Drive-in Events
What Where When Tickets
Car Park Karaoke with The Massaoke Band Powderham Castle, Kenton & Henley-on-Thame Sat 4—Sat 11 Jul On sale now
Drive In Rave Edinburgh, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Oxford & Newcastle TBC Pre-registration open
The Parking Lot Social: Darts Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newscaslte and more TBC. August and September On sale now
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously Troubadour Meridian Water, London 7.30pm Thu 23 Jul Tickets on sale now
Bingo Lingo Drive-in Bingo Cardiff, Durham, Guildford, Newcastle, and Doncaster. October—December Tickets on sale now
Drive-in Gigs
What Where When Tickets
Utilita Live From The Drive-In CANCELLED Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London and more. July—September This event has now been cancelled
The Drive-in Club presents Edith Bowman DJ set Brent Cross, London 8pm Wed 5 Aug Tickets on sale now
Nightflix Drive-in Festival Newark Showground Sat 4—Sun 23 Aug Tickets on sale now
Drive-in Theatre
What Where When Tickets
Car Park Theatre with Birmingham Stage Company Powderham Castle, Kenton & Henley-on-Thame 1.20pm & 2.30pm on Sat 11 July Tickets on sale now
The Sooty Show Brent Cross, London Sat 4 & Sun 5 Jul Tickets on sale now
Six: The Musical Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton, Teesside, Birmingham and more. Throughout August and September Tickets on sale now
Utilita Live From The Drive-In with Dick & Dom, Dinosaur World Live / Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain, Justin Live!, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and more CANCELLED Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton, Teesside, Birmingham and more. Throughout August and September This event has now been cancelled
Revival: Drive-in variety show Scone Palace, Perthshire Sun 15—30 Aug Tickets on sale now
Luna Cinema Presents: NT Live Fleabag Warwick Castle, Allianz Park London, Lulworth Castle, Harewood House Leeds and Tatton Park Cheshire Thu 30 Jul & Wed 12 Aug Tickets on sale now
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Back to the Future

  • 4 stars
  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Written by: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
  • Cast: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Thomas F Wilson

Deservedly popular time-travelling fantasy adventure with street-smart 80s teenager whisked back in time for a little chicanery with his future parents.

Car Park Party

A socially-distanced drive-in party wherein participants stay in their cars, while enjoying live comedy, karaoke and theatre.

Drive and Dine Theatre: Grease

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Drive and Dine Theatre: Back To The Future

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Troubadour Drive In Comedy Club

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Drive and Dine Theatre: Aladdin

Drive-in screening of Aladdin tours the UK as part of the Drive and Dine Theatre 2020 summer program.

Drive and Dine Theatre: Mamma Mia

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Häagen-Dazs presents The Drive-In from Secret Cinema

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