Theatre festivals

Below is our date-order listing of all current and upcoming theatre festivals in London, and major theatre festivals around the UK.

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1 January 2017 to 19 December 2017

Explodes with new perspectives, extraordinary artists and challenging ideas, presenting a year of vibrant and urgent performance from the turbulent Soviet century.

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CASA Latin American Theatre Festival 2017

3 September 2017 to 29 October 2017

This year celebrating its 10th anniversary over eight weeks presenting great theatre shows from international companies and homegrown artists alike.

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Culture Bite 2017

16 September 2017 to 31 October 2017

Hillingdon Council's yearly festival that celebrates art, literature and culture.

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And What? Queer. Arts. Festival 2017

29 September 2017 to 12 November 2017

A platform to show the work of Queer and LGBTQIA+ artists, makers and producers.

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Perception Festival 2017

3 October 2017 to 28 October 2017

A festival of vibrant drama, music and debate that examines what it means to step outside the box.

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Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights

8 October 2017 to 26 October 2017

The Finborough Theatre presents its annual celebration of new writing, now in its eighth year, running between 8 October and 26 October 2017.

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Maiden Speech

10 October 2017 to 21 October 2017

From dark comedy to lip-sync, Shakespearean cabaret to rap, a feminist theatre festival featuring a varied selection of original works exploring feminism today.

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London Horror Festival 2017

15 October 2017 to 4 November 2017

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

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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017

16 October 2017 to 8 December 2017

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

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Brighton Horrorfest 2017

17 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

Following a successful festival last year, Brighton Horrorfest is returning to Sweet Venues for 2017, with even more frights for the nights leading up to Halloween.

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Bloomsbury Festival 2017

18 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

Explores such wide-ranging ideas as independent living, inter-dependence, political and social independence, freelance working, plus celebrations and explorations of Indian culture.

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Coronet International Festival

25 October 2017 to 29 November 2017

Over 35 days the venue will host theatre, art, circus, dance and poetry with over 50 artists from 12 countries, celebrating great work, without borders, without agenda and without restriction.

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A Festival of Sex, Love and Death

26 October 2017 to 4 November 2017

Brings together a selection of the UK's most exciting theatre makers. With Mozart's masterpiece Don Giovanni at its heart, #SLDfest has something for everyone; opera, dance, cabaret, new writing, and physical theatre.

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Making Routes Festival

27 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

A Free inclusive weekend for children and young people, in collaboration with Oasis Play and South London Gallery. All the events have been curated by disabled and non-disabled young people and artists.

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suspense Festival

Expected: October 2017

A puppetry festival which takes place every two years.

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Unbroken Festival

29 October 2017 to 30 October 2017

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

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Shoot The Breeze

31 October 2017 to 11 November 2017

A fortnight of work addressing climate change and the environment.

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31 October 2017 to 11 November 2017

Peter Brook Award winners The Faction host a festival of rehearsed and semi-staged readings, solo performances, talks and events celebrating the genius of Schiller - a powerhouse of European theatre.

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Emerge Festival 2017

31 October 2017 to 18 November 2017

Shines a spotlight on emerging dance and physical theatre work, all created by choreographers and theatre makers from a rich mix of experience. Over the three week Festival there will be 16 works performed.

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A Season of Bangla Drama 2017

3 November 2017 to 26 November 2017

Tower Hamlets Council will once again be delivering a high profile and diverse Season of Bangla Drama.

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