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Great Yorkshire Fringe






19th-29th July 2018

Welcome to our coverage of Great Yorkshire Fringe.

Now over for 2018. Details for 2019 coming soon. Our 2018 coverage is below.

“The Great Yorkshire Fringe has wowed York with three years of festivals on Parliament Street, and for 2017 took comedy, variety and family entertainment to even more locations in the heart of the city, and extended to September with a Family Feastival on site on the Parliament Street village green.”

We are delighted to provide news, previews and interviews for this growing Fringe Festival.

Essential Links

Visit the main web site

Browse the programme

Find a venue

Find a comedy show

Find a theatre sh0w

Find a cabaret show

Find a music show

Find a family-friendly show or event

I want to see… at Reading Fringe


Here’s our unique guide to help you find a show to see at Greater Yorkshire Fringe.

We’ve pulled out the popular, the weird and the eclectic.

So, scan down and get booking!

I want to see…

… some magic and mentalism. Then see Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

… an Alan Bennett play. Then see Talking Heads – ‘A Lady of Letters’ by Alan Bennett

… a bubble show. Then see Amazing Bubble Man

… a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping. Then see Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

… a collection of new writing short theatre pieces. Then see Squabbling House Theatre Presents: Scratch

… Michael Palin. Then see Michael Palin In Conversation with Robert Ross

… some spoken word. Then see Say Owt

… some story-based theatre. Then see The Sisters Grimm

… a legendary comedian. Then see Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night. Or see Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

… a cabaret show – York’s answer to the Moulin Rouge. Then see Coquette Presents… MOULIN OUSE

… an Edinburgh Fringe hit – a magic show. Then see Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

We’ll be adding more choices in the run up to the Fringe.

Link Collage

A new way to explore Greater Yorkshire Fringe – our essential links to navigate the Fringe…

Simply click on an image to reveal details of a recommended show.

Follow your artistic instincts…

The Sisters GrimmBad Dog Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Any_Mother_Would_Press_Image_3_large Tales from the Shed Eternal Choro

We’ll be adding more images in the run up to the Fringe.

Keyword Chaos


Here is another way to find a show at Greater Yorkshire Fringe.

We’ve trawled the programme and our own knowledge base and selected the most intriguing phrases in programme line up.

So, choose the phrase that draws you in, click on the link and get booking.

Use your intuition…

“Fame is everything nowadays. We’re slaves of the desire of ‘being someone’, we lack our own identity. Every action we make is to claim the attention of the cameras and the coveted immortality that comes with them. But what are we actually ready to do for all this? What sacrifices are we ready to make?”

“Whether through tears, arguments or drunken reminiscing they all find their way of telling her how much she is loved.”

“Her passion and fascination with space and science fills the shop with an imaginative quality, which in turn catches on with her colleagues and tightens the bond between them all. However, when their incomes are threatened and they are pushed further out of the shop door, the pursuit of dreams is far scarier than they might first have imagined.”

“We’ll be adding more choices in the run up to the Fringe.”