Theatre festivals - all



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Mayfest 2018


10 May 2018 to 20 May 2018


Bristol's unique annual festival of contemporary theatre, dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.


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Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2018


11 May 2018 to 27 May 2018


The flagship arts festival for the East of England. Brings a world class programme of international art and home grown talent to venues and open spaces across the region.


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Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival 2018


25 May 2018 to 3 June 2018


Scotland's largest rural multi-artform festival. Exciting and innovative world-class performing arts in music, theatre, dance, comedy and the spoken word to venues across the region for 10 days of the year.


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Pulse Festival Ipswich 2018


31 May 2018 to 9 June 2018


A 10 day festival of performance produced by the New Wolsey Theatre in partnership with festival directors China Plate.


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LIFT 2018


Expected: June 2018


LIFT explodes across London every two years in June.


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London Bridge City Summer Festival 2018


Expected: June 2018


Free live music 5 nights a week, after work DJ sessions, fitness and dance classes, street performances, live theatre, a big screen showing blockbuster films and some of the summer's sporting events.


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HF ArtsFest 2018


2 June 2018 to 10 June 2018


An inclusive, open arts event for all, with over 100 Arts Partners and 200 events from performing arts to literature, visual arts to film.


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GMDF One Act Play Festival 2018


4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018


One Act Play Festival from the Greater Manchester Drama Federation.


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Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 2018


22 June 2018 to 7 July 2018


London's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people's lives.


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Incoming Festival 2018


25 June 2018 to 4 July 2018


A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre join forces once again to bring you INCOMING Festival 2018: Ten days of the best emerging theatre companies from across the country.


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New Directions Showcase 2018


25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018


Brings together those involved in managing rural touring networks, rural touring promoters and crucially artists who, together make possible over 3000 shows each year which are seen by over 220,000 people.


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RADA Festival 2018


27 June 2018 to 7 July 2018


An annual event taking place over the summer bringing together an eclectic range of artists, writers, directors and practitioners to celebrate the possibilities of theatre today.


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Alexandra Palace Summer Festival 2018


Expected: July 2018


The Summer Festival takes place within the 196 acre Park at Alexandra Palace, one of London's most iconic events venues, with stunning panoramic views of the capital.


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Greater Manchester Fringe 2018


1 July 2018 to 31 July 2018


A multi-venue, open access arts festival providing support for all art forms to show their work, creating an arts community, encouraging first time participation in arts production and performances across Greater Manchester.


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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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River Stage Festival 2018


Expected: July 2018


Free outdoor festival from the National Theatre.


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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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