Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 Lineup Announced

The 24th edition of the annual festival has been announced featuring a variety of events and performances.


The Dublin Fringe Festival is returning for two weeks this September to bring Dubliners a multitude of shows featuring a variety of performers.

From September 8 to 23, you can expect brand new shows and performances across 23 venues ranging from a vintage bus travelling around the Phenoix Park to City Hall and others all over the city.

Dublin Fringe is Ireland’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival. It is known for allowing dreamers and doers to bring their ideas to life for the first time. This year there will be 80 productions, 554 performances and 55 world premiers that run for 16 days and nights.

“This programme is pulsing with energy, adventure and joy,” said Dublin Fringe Festival’s artistic director Ruth McGowan. “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.”

The 2018 edition of the festival includes eight chapters for attendees to explore including:

Parties, Club Nights and Gigs- a set exploring the Club Culture of Dublin that will send you home starry-eyed.

Inventors & Mavericks- genre-bending performances featuring live art, dance, music and theatre that dare to defy normalcy.

13 Good Plays- new writing from playwrights you’ll want to watch.

Punchlines- a variety of comedic performances including improv, stand-up and musical comedy that’ll leave you sore from laughter.

Young Radicals- Fringe for Young Audiences returns for a second time in association with Collapsing Horse to bring onlookers five unique shows

Sharpened Senses- sound art, live art and visual art come together to provide an intimate experience that requires you to tune in and reach out.

Bodies in Time- experience dance, circus performance and physical theatre.

This year’s festival highlights include an interactive game and theatrical performance by Kaleider Productions, Craicling by comedy group Foil Arms and Hog, “BILLY” by playwrights Sarah Gordon and Alice Malseed and much more.

Dublin Fringe has worked to create a wide variety of free programming this year, including 10 free shows. Featured will be a travelling sculpture that allows Dubliners to ask their burning questions, an award-winning Irish milliner who will create unique hats for the city’s statues and street-art opera to name a few.

All 2018 Fringe events are on sale now here or by 1850 374 643 from August 29.

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