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General News / July 11, 2018

Dublin Fringe Festival returns with more acts

General News / July 11, 2018

Dublin Fringe Festival returns with more acts

Dublin Fringe Festival returns for its 24th year this September.


The festival provides a space for artists of all kinds – writers, actors, musicians, playwrights, comedians, and more and is set to have its most triumphant year yet this September.

Spread out over the course of 16 jam-packed days, the 2018 edition of Fringe will feature over 80 productions, 55 world premieres, and 554 performances from some of the most talented individuals from around the world.

This is a citywide event with 23 venues across Dublin hosting their share of the fun.

The new artistic director of the festival, Ruth McGowan, said “This programme is pulsing with energy, adventure and joy. It’s a festival of firsts – each of the 80 events are brand new and happening in Dublin for the very first time at Fringe. We’re introducing the essential voices you need to hear from – I can’t wait for you to meet them.”

The festival will be comprised of eight chapters: Parties, Nightclubs & Gigs, Inventors & Mavericks, 13 Good Plays, Punchlines, Young Radicals, Sharpened Senses, and Bodies in Time. 

In the past, Fringe has featured acts like Alison Spittle, Rusangano Family, and the play that has been turned into an acclaimed film, Dublin Oldschool.

If you’re on a tight budget, the festival has plenty of free programs to take advantage of.

Tickets are available until August 29 and can be purchased here.

Dublin Fringe runs from 8 – 23 September