Theatre festivals in London and the UK

Here is our date-order list of current and upcoming theatre festivals in London and major theatre festivals around the UK.

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Underbelly Festival 2019

5 April 2019 to 29 September 2019

Open from April until the end of September, Underbelly Festival Southbank brings the best in live circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment to the heart of London.

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Barnes Fringe Festival 2019

27 June 2019 to 19 July 2019

Blend of excellent comedy, theatre, variety and more!

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Greater Manchester Fringe 2019

1 July 2019 to 31 July 2019

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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Buxton Festival Fringe 2019

3 July 2019 to 24 July 2019

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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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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River Stage Festival 2019

5 July 2019 to 4 August 2019

The free outdoor Summer festival organised by the National Theatre.

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Buxton International Festival 2019

5 July 2019 to 21 July 2019

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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Morecambe Fringe Festival 2019

6 July 2019 to 20 July 2019

A proper fry-up of spoken word, comedy, music, theatre and cabaret.

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Playmill 2019

8 July 2019 to 20 July 2019

Playmill is the King's Head Theatre's festival of brand new work. For two weeks every July, it opens its doors to the UK's most exciting, bold and ambitious emerging companies.

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Petersfield Shakespeare Festival 2019

12 July 2019 to 28 July 2019

Takes place in the inspiring grounds of Bedales School, next to the 17th Century Sotherington Barn.

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Bedford Festival Fringe 2019

15 July 2019 to 27 July 2019

Celebrates the success of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the fringe arts in general (new work and up-and-coming stars!).

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CASA 2019

16 July 2019 to 27 July 2019

CASA is London's Festival of Latin American arts (theatre, dance, film, art and music).

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The Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019

18 July 2019 to 28 July 2019

The Great Yorkshire Fringe has wowed York with three years of festivals and aims to become a key summer event in York's entertainment calendar, bringing the best in comedy, cabaret, theatre and music to Yorkshire.

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Latitude Festival 2019

18 July 2019 to 21 July 2019

Bursts with the very best from music and the arts; wander from film to music, comedy to literature and theatre to poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.

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The Festival of Audacity

18 July 2019 to 20 July 2019

Festival of Audacity makes Birmingham the stage for brave and audacious activist art. Driven by the belief that art should be brought to the people, the festival programme doesn't take place in exclusive venues, but in everyday spaces.

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The Camden Fringe 2019

29 July 2019 to 25 August 2019

Performing arts festival, established in 2006, which takes place in Camden, mostly during the month of August.

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Grimeborn 2019

29 July 2019 to 7 September 2019

Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies.

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Out Of The Wings Festival 2019

30 July 2019 to 3 August 2019

Out of the Wings presents its fourth annual festival, exploring untapped theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world.

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HighTide Festival Edinburgh 2019

31 July 2019 to 26 August 2019

As part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, HighTide has partnered with Assembly Festival to present: Disruption: the future of new theatre, co-curated by HighTide and Assembly, exclusively at Assembly Roxy.

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British Theatre Challenge 2019

Expected: August 2019

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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