Theatre festivals in London and the UK
Below is our date-order list of current and upcoming theatre festivals in London, and major theatre festivals around the UK.
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Bechdel Theatre Festival
20 March 2016 to 31 December 2018
Bechdel Theatre is holding pop-up conversations in theatre bars and cafes, in a celebration of plays that ace the Bechdel test.
Underbelly Festival 2018
6 April 2018 to 30 September 2018
Mix of electric live entertainment and some of the capital's most buzzing outdoor drinking spaces which has made it one of London's most popular festivals.
The Caledonian Express
1 September 2018 to 31 December 2018
Edinburgh transfer festival will play at the Pleasance from September to October 2018.
Winds of Change/Ashita No Kaze Vol 2
7 September 2018 to 28 September 2018
A month long festival brings to the UK a new series of contemporary Japanese plays by some of Japan's most celebrated playwrights.
From Page to Stage 2018
11 September 2018 to 25 September 2018
Aria Entertainment's thriving festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage, returns for its 6th year, showcasing 7 new works in various stages of development.
11 September 2018 to 29 September 2018
An array of cracking events made for intimate or unconventional theatre spaces.
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.
HighTide Festival Walthamstow 2018
18 September 2018 to 30 September 2018
HighTide Festival returns to Walthamstow for a second year of world-class live performance at affordable prices.
Litmus Fest 2018
25 September 2018 to 30 September 2018
Six companies will be given the space and time to trial new ideas, culminating in a weeklong festival of public work-in-progress sharings at the end of September.