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HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2019

10 September 2019 to 15 September 2019

An annual festival of new plays on the Suffolk Coast.

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Rye Arts Festival 2019

14 September 2019 to 28 September 2019

The Festival is Rye's principal annual arts event, running a packed programme of literary, music and arts events. This will be the festival's 48th year.

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Kenilworth Arts Festival 2019

19 September 2019 to 28 September 2019

An annual, week-long festival that takes place across a range of venues in Kenilworth.

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Clapham Fringe Festival 2019

26 September 2019 to 13 October 2019

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

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Brighton Horrorfest 2019

Expected: October 2019

Shows and events that celebrate all things terrifying and chilling, presenting some of the finest scares from across the UK over 13 days of productions.

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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2019

1 October 2019 to 30 November 2019

This annual festival is Shakespeare Schools Foundation's flagship project and the world's largest youth drama festival.

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2019

Expected: October 2019

Belfast International Arts Festival, formerly known as Belfast Festival at Queen's, is the city's longest running international arts event.

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Bloomsbury Festival 2019

11 October 2019 to 20 October 2019

A five-day celebration of the area's pioneering creativity. Presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.

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Fierce Festival

15 October 2019 to 20 October 2019

Fierce Festival is one of the UK's most respected festivals of Live Art & the leading organisation for Live Art in the West Midlands.

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Emerge Festival 2019

Expected: November 2019

Shines a spotlight on emerging dance and physical theatre work, all created by choreographers and theatre makers from a rich mix of experience.

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5 Minute Festival 2019

Expected: November 2019

Ten companies per night will battle it out with five minute pieces designed to entertain a sell-out live audience. Only ten companies can make it to the Grand Final where one will be crowned winner.

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Vault Festival 2020

Expected: January 2020

VAULT is London's biggest arts festival, which happens every year between January and March.

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Connections 2020

1 February 2020 to 7 July 2020

The National Theatre's annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools. The biggest youth theatre festival on the planet!

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CircusFest 2020

Expected: April 2020

Founded in 2009, CircusFest is London's biennial international festival of contemporary circus taking place at the Roundhouse and partner venues across London.

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INK Festival 2020

17 April 2020 to 19 April 2020

Held every April at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, showcases over 40 brand new short plays staged and performed by professional actors and directors.

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Unbroken Festival 2020

Expected: May 2020

A mini-festival showcasing several pieces looking at the important issue of mental health from a variety of different angles.

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LIFT 2020

Expected: May 2020

LIFT explodes across London every two years in the summer.

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Mayfest 2020

Expected: May 2020

Bristol's unique 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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Edinburgh Fringe 2020

Expected: August 2020

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

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Bloomsbury Festival 2020

Expected: October 2020

Celebration of the area's pioneering creativity. Presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.

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