Back for its 11th year, The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival is set to bring a sublime list of the country’s sharpest creatives to a handful of the city’s most iconic venues.

Kicking off on Fri 1 Jul and running right through until Sun 31 Jul, the festival has become a hotbed of new performers and writers, many of whom stop by to showcase their work ahead of legendary The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The programme of events is packed with over 100 productions, including drama, comedy, music, mime, children’s shows, storytelling, puppetry, visual arts, spoken word, walking tours, running tours and lots of fabulous performers, at affordable ticket prices. In addition, some of the shows are free to offer access to a non-traditional theatre-going audience.

Over the years, people have performed fringe shows in all sorts of unusual spaces, including camper vans, tents, Roman forts and even in a crypt, should that be your thing.

Lisa Connor, Director of The Greater Manchester, said: “Some of the greatest performers, actors, poets, bands, artists and creative writers have come from the North West, so it is fitting to have our Fringe Festival in Greater Manchester as a host for exciting, emerging talent. We can’t wait to see all the exciting shows lined up for next month.”

For more details and full festival listings, head over to The Manchester Fringe website.

Fri 1 Jul - Sun 31 Jul, Various venues
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 10 Jun 2022