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Bath Fringe Festival

Bath Box Office
Bath Visitor Information Centre
Abbey Chambers
Abbey Churchyard
Amadou Diagne, May 27


Featuring theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, street theatre and lots more!

A couple of the Fringe’s best-known Theatre venues, Burdall’s Yard and The Mission Theatre are promoting a larger than ever fortnight of student and professional shows in both venues – several per day. This is a collaboration between the Fringe, the Mission and Bath Spa Live.

The Fringe’s favourite small theatre The Rondo in Larkhall has Fringe shows on again after an absence of a couple of years, and other venues including The Museum of Bath at Work.

Even more excitingly a handful of shows are going way beyond conventional theatre venues: Fake Escape (from the people who brought you 20:20 Vision in four past Fringes) are taking you to and through Apocalypse, and new company Invulnerable Nothings will be doing their show in an ordinary flat in Bath, and there’s even a student show in a typical student flat! Meanwhile The Miraculous Theatre Co. will be presenting their show ‘Romantic Botanic’ as a promenade experience along a walk through Bath’s greenery starting at The Holbourne Museum.

There will be a series of walks-cum-arts events addressing Bath’s history in relation to the Slave Trade led by local artist/researcher Richard White. The Fringe’s Visual Arts sister festival, FAB Fringe Arts Bath also has artists who use walking and a major part of their works: see the FAB programme (which comes along with the main Fringe programme) or website.

As always, the Fringe features specially curated music programmes in venues like The Bell, the Old Theatre Royal, The Nest, The Barley Mow, Widcombe Social Club, and there’s a lot of Comedy, some of which is presented by Bath Comedy festival, and a whole new comedy strand at the Old Theatre Royal. Plus magic, circus, poetry, dance – and an immersive theatre birthday party from new company Amuse Bouche. And if all you’re really after is a good time, it’s 20 years since the first Walcot Nation Day, and if that isn’t a reason for a party well then we don’t know what is!

The programme is available all round Bath in print, and on and on the web.


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Tel: +44 (0) 1225 463362

Opening Times

2017 (26 May 2017 - 11 June 2017)

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