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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Underbelly Festival 2017

28 April 2017 to 30 September 2017

A new multi-arts extravaganza on London's South Bank merges the hugely successful Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground into one festival running throughout the entire summer.

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Festival of Independence

7 June 2017 to 21 September 2017

A festival from Shakespeare's Globe honouring those who have fought for independence, and those who continue to do so across the world today.

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Queer Season 2017

25 July 2017 to 23 September 2017

The King's Head Theatre's celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTIQ theatre being created in modern Britain.

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Grimeborn 2017

25 July 2017 to 2 September 2017

'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) is back for its eleventh year with 14 exciting productions.

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River Stage Festival 2017

28 July 2017 to 28 August 2017

Free outdoor festival from the National Theatre.

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The Camden Fringe 2017

31 July 2017 to 27 August 2017

Festival of theatre, comedy and fringe fun, held annually during the month of August in theatres in Camden, London.

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InMotion Festival 2017

1 August 2017 to 31 August 2017

From tap to physical theatre, funk music to jazz bands, this Festival will have something for everyone and will get you up and moving this summer.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017

4 August 2017 to 28 August 2017

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

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017

4 August 2017 to 28 August 2017

An unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for peoples of all nations.

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From Page to Stage 2017

14 August 2017 to 3 September 2017

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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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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Morecambe Fringe Festival

8 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

Morecambe's first ever Fringe Festival.

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HighTide Festival 2017

12 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

An annual festival of new plays over ten days on the Suffolk Coast.

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Come As You Are 2017

12 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

Camden People's Theatre presents: three weeks of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender.

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Take Note Festival

13 September 2017 to 16 September 2017

Each show brings a unique and thought-provoking story to the diverse programme, with several of the productions coming straight from the Camden Fringe Festival. It is time to sit up and Take Note.

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Rye Arts Festival 2017

16 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

The Festival is Rye's principal annual arts event, running a packed programme of literary, music and arts events. This is the festival's 46th year.

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Brixton City Festival 2017

21 September 2017 to 24 September 2017

Where revolution meets popular entertainment. Radical and exciting voices, right up your street! Playing across Brixton, the festival features unique theatrical experiences in everyday locations.

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Litmus Fest 2017

25 September 2017 to 1 October 2017

2nd annual Research & Development festival at Pleasance Islington.

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HighTide Festival Walthamstow

26 September 2017 to 8 October 2017

First ever HighTide Festival in London.

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