Theatre festivals - all

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Grimeborn 2018

Expected: July 2018

'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) offers bold new versions of classic operas and rarely-seen and long-forgotten works.

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Festival 48

Expected: July 2018

The King's Head Theatre's festival of brand new work from emerging companies.

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Buxton Festival Fringe 2018

4 July 2018 to 22 July 2018

The Fringe provides a showcase for performers and artists of all kinds in a variety of venues. Dance, drama, music, poetry, comedy, film, exhibitions and magic are just some of the forms that have appeared - all genres are welcome.

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International Youth Arts Festival 2018

6 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

One of the largest and most diverse youth arts events in the world. A platform for the best emerging international artists under 27 years old.

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Buxton International Festival 2018

6 July 2018 to 22 July 2018

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK's leading arts festivals, Buxton International Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

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Latitude Festival 2018

12 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

Bursts with the very best from music and the arts; wander from film to music, comedy to literature and theatre to poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.

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River Stage Festival 2018

13 July 2018 to 12 August 2018

Free outdoor festival from the National Theatre. The big red River Stage returns this summer with an exciting and eclectic mix of weekend takeovers.

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Directors' Festival 2018

13 July 2018 to 21 July 2018

Three plays in repertoire showcasing emerging directors from the Orange Tree and St Mary's University's MA Theatre Directing course.

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Petersfield Shakespeare Festival 2018

18 July 2018 to 29 July 2018

Takes place in the inspiring grounds of Bedales School, next to the 17th Century Sotherington Barn.

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Actor Awareness New Writing Festival 2018

23 July 2018 to 28 July 2018

New writing festival from Actor Awareness Campaign - 10 writers over 6 nights at Barons Court Theatre, London.

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The Camden Fringe 2018

30 July 2018 to 26 August 2018

Performing arts festival, established in 2006, which takes place in Camden during August.

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From Page to Stage 2018

Expected: August 2018

Season of new musical theatre dedicated to showcasing un-produced work and work in development to an audience to garner feedback and create new opportunities for the artistes involved.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018

3 August 2018 to 27 August 2018

The largest arts festival in the world, takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.

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Edinburgh International Festival 2018

3 August 2018 to 27 August 2018

An unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for peoples of all nations.

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Opera In The City Festival 2018

22 August 2018 to 8 September 2018

Aims to create a new hub for classical music right in the heart of the City of London, presenting innovative productions which push the boundaries of classical music.

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CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2018

Expected: September 2018

Internationally-renowned festival that has presented the work of over 100 Latin American artists to UK audiences.

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HighTide Festival 2018

11 September 2018 to 16 September 2018

An annual festival of new plays on the Suffolk Coast.

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Rye Arts Festival 2018

15 September 2018 to 30 September 2018

The Festival is Rye's principal annual arts event, running a packed programme of literary, music and arts events. This is the festival's 47th year.

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Clapham Fringe Festival 2018

27 September 2018 to 14 October 2018

A Performing Arts Festival taking place at The Bread & Roses Theatre.

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British Theatre Challenge

Expected: October 2018

Annual playwriting competition organised by Sky Blue Theatre Company. Offers winners the chance to have their plays performed, filmed and published.

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