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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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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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Clapham Fringe Festival 2018

Expected: September 2018

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

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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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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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Brighton Horrorfest 2018

Expected: October 2018

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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London Horror Festival 2018

Expected: October 2018

Three-week festival that promotes emerging new artists, writers and theatre companies experimenting with the horror genre.

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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2018

Expected: October 2018

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

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Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights

Expected: October 2018

The Finborough Theatre's annual celebration of new writing.

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Bloomsbury Festival 2018

17 October 2018 to 21 October 2018

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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5 Minute Festival 2018

Expected: December 2018

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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IBT19 Bristol International Festival

Expected: February 2019

Biennial event in various locations across the city, from theatres and galleries to city streets, and outdoor spaces with performances across dance, theatre, live art, activism over the five day festival.

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Expected: April 2019

Biennial international festival in Leeds.

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Manchester International Festival 2019

4 July 2019 to 21 July 2019

The world's first festival of original, new work and special events. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester, UK.

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