We use cookies on our website. Find out about our cookie policy here.Continue

Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Cosmonauts Comedy Night

Friday 19 February
IMAX Theatre
Doors open 19.30. Ends 22.00

Join us for an out-of-this-world evening of space-themed comedy and music with Robin Ince, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Darren Hayman, and your compère Helen Keen.

One of Britain's most popular comics, Robin Ince is equally well-known as a populariser of science. Among his credits are the stage shows Lessons and Carols for Godless People, The Book Club and School for Gifted Children. He co-presents the Sony Award-winning science-and-comedy show The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4 with Brian Cox.

Festival of the Spoken Nerd is the science comedy phenomenon that's taking the UK by storm with a mix of astonishing science and statistically significant comedy, plus experiments that leave audiences electrified – sometimes literally.

Formerly the singer-songwriter with fondly remembered indie-folk band Hefner, Darren Hayman has long been fascinated by space exploration. Tonight he sings a selection of songs about the unsung heroes of spaceflight, Russian space dogs. He'll also perform tracks from his as-yet unreleased album about the astronauts who walked on the moon.

Lifelong space enthusiast Helen Keen is a multi-award winning writer, comedy performer and broadcaster. It Is Rocket Science, her pioneering space-science-history-stand-up show for BBC Radio 4, has won numerous awards. 


£29 (talk + Cosmonauts exhibition ticket at discounted price of £11)
£18 (talk only)

Book comedy + Cosmonauts exhibition tickets (limited capacity)

Book comedy-only tickets

Further information

  • The Cosmonauts exhibition has limited capacity, so if you'd like to see it on the evening of your talk you will need to book a timed slot.
  • If you don't pre-book an exhibition ticket, you may need to queue for the next available slot and won't be eligible for the discount. 
  • Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the exhibition to the IMAX Theatre.
  • The Science Museum is open until 22.00 on Fridays. Last entry to the Cosmonauts exhibition on Fridays is 20.45.

Cosmonauts Comedy Night

Join Robin Ince, Helen Keen and Festival of the Spoken Nerd for a comedy night that's out of this world
Floor: G
Price: £18 - £29