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24th – 25th July 2020


Buckle up Newbury! Summer 2020 looks to have sadly been postponed until 2021 BUT the party goes on! Newbury Racecourse are delighted to present CAR PARK PARTY, the UK’s only LIVE touring event and first socially distanced and safe entertainment experience streamed straight into your cars, using the wonders of technology. CAR PARK PARTY is a ‘drive-in’ event bringing together world renowned brands in comedy, karaoke and theatre and is coming to Newbury Racecourse for multiple shows across 2 days from Friday 24th July to Saturday 25th July 2020.

CAR PARK PARTY provides not just an evening, but a whole weekend to look forward to. Each day will hold a different fun-filled experience showcasing Car Park Comedy, Car Park Karaoke and Car Park Theatre, something for all of the family and friends to enjoy. On Friday evening the entertainment begins with a spectacular sing-a-long concert from the Massaoke Band bringing two performances with ‘A Night At The Musicals’ and ‘Back To The Eighties’. Families are in for a treat during the daytime on Saturday when Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain brings live theatre to the racecourse whilst Saturday evening has the UK’s top comedic talent, supplied by the world-famous Comedy Store round off festivities – all to be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your own car.  

Harriet Collins, Marketing Director at Newbury Racecourse said, “While we have unfortunately had to cancel a number of our racing and music events this summer as a result of the ongoing pandemic, we don’t want customers to miss out, so we are delighted to be able to offer a brand new socially distanced experience with the launch of Car Park Party in partnership with Coalition.  Bringing world renowned live comedy, music and theatre acts straight to car seats for all the family to enjoy is a unique experience which we can now look forward to this summer.”

CAR PARK KARAOKE in association with The Massaoke Band – Friday 24th July 7pm & 8.30pm

The idea is simple: a brilliant live band play the greatest anthems of all time with giant screens projecting lyrics, reinventing the car sing-a-long so all the family can join in. The Massaoke Band bring the party wherever they play; they’ve had thousands singing along with them at shows including Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals, the Rugby World Cup and Fringe Festivals around the world, establishing The Massaoke Band as one of the most exhilarating live acts around.

CAR PARK THEATRE in association with Horrible Histories Live On Stage – Saturday 25th July 2.30pm

Based on the best-selling books written by Terry Deary and published by Scholastic, first launched in 2005 with the world premieres of Terrible Tudors & Vile Victorians. Since then the Birmingham Stage Company has produced eighteen different Horrible shows, performing to over three million people in the UK, including the longest running children’s show in West End history, with its record-breaking series Barmy Britain. Horrible Histories live on stage has also become a worldwide phenomenon, performing in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, New Zealand and Australia, where it performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

Terry Deary is the author of Horrible Histories which is the world’s bestselling children’s history book series. The series is illustrated by Martin Brown. There are over 80 Horrible Histories titles with sales over 30 million in 40 countries. Deary is also the author of over 300 fiction and non-fiction books for young people. ‘A cultural phenomenon. The Horrible Histories series of books have been formative experiences for anyone born since the late 1980s’ Daily Telegraph.

CAR PARK COMEDY in association with The Comedy Store – Saturday 25th July 6pm & 8.30pm

With nearly 40 years’ experience in the business and as the premier name in comedy, The Comedy Store is renowned as a breeding ground for new talent and remains the place to see tomorrow’s stars today. The likes of Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican, have all cut their comedy teeth with The Comedy Store. Car Park Comedy will showcase the brightest names in comedy today (many of whom you will recognise from shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week & Have I Got News For You), with two shows per location with a lorry-load of laughs guaranteed, putting smiles on faces in every car. 

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