Space Showoff

Space Showoff is a anarchic space-themed cabaret night celebrating the European Planetary Science Congress at UCL this September.

Join top space experts, comedians and performers from UCL and beyond for a night that’ll be funny, educational and stuffed to the brim with planets, moons, stars and other space-y goodness.

Confirmed acts include space comedian Helen Keen, satellite builder Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and planetary geologist Peter Grindrod, all MCed by UCL's Steve Cross. Space Showoff is part of the Science Showoff family.

All ticket money will be donated to the Lightyear Foundation, who take science to schoolchildren across the world who might otherwise not get a chance to take part.

Booking and cost

Geek Chic has acquired 20 tickets so you can buy directly from this page by RSVPing here.

Box Office price (including booking fee): £12.50

---> Geek Chic Members pay only £10.50 - please change amount after clicking Pay Now

---> Non-members pay £12.50

---> 2 concessionary tickets still available for £7.50 - please change amount after clicking Pay Now. (You must bring student ID with you.)

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Meeting up

The event finishes too late for any socialising (about 10.30pm), so we will meet beforehand at the pub to say hi and meet each other properly, do join us if you can.

5.45pm - Meet at pub: Bree Louise, ‎69 Cobourg Street, Euston, London NW1 2HH (about 8 minutes walk from Theatre).


7.00pm - Meet at Bloomsbury Theatre by the box office. You can collect your ticket from me and go in to the bar,

If you are late, I will leave your ticket with your name on it at the Box Office. 

7.30pm - show starts.


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  • Liam

    Riproaring, high explosive, liquid oxygen fuelled start, petered out a little in the second half to a slow ion drive... could have done with some more of that anarchy. Good fun, but a couple of over long (not 9 mins!) acts, and a couple of meandering ones at the end.

    September 12, 2013

    • Jobeda A.

      Was really good! I preferred the hard science stuff personally, love letters to planets was amusing but there are better things I'd pay to watch. Awesome to see Maggie Aderin-Pocock in the flesh, really inspiring woman. I thought it a bit odd that the planetary geologist towards the end spent most of her time explaining the experience of being a Greek woman in science - we get it, it was hard and still is, but just get on with the science...?

      September 13, 2013

    • Claire

      I enjoyed all of them but struggled with the final one. The scientist with the glass and the egg. It was more suitable for 13 years olds really.

      September 13, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    I'm just leaving now, so will be at the pub more like 6pm - sorry!

    September 12, 2013

  • Nik

    It's going to be a really long day at work, I don't think I can make it anymore!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Folks, I can't attend now as will be stuck at work, but hope it is lovely! E

    September 12, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Hey all, have to cancel coming tonight due to family emergency, hope you see you all at the next one

    September 12, 2013

  • Liam

    Says four spots still free!

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I am wondering if there are still tickets to attend as it sounds great! Would be my first time meeting the group...

    September 11, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Hi everyone,

    My number for tomorrow is[masked] - please call or text if you can't find us at the meeting point. I'll have a Meetup sign.

    If you can't make it in time, I will leave your ticket at the box office with your name on it.

    Please note if this is your third event or more with us, you should pay your membership fee to attend. You can do so that by Paypal on this page before tomorrow's event.

    I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

    Best, Jobeda

    September 11, 2013

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