Free Events

Anything you don’t have to pay for. They’re our favourite kind of event too.

Listings for all events in Free Events at all venues on all dates

Sunday 21st May

The Bell

Start time: 13:00
Price: Free

Barbarella's Bang Bang

Strikingly theatrical take on that old Gipsy Cabaret style, still coming up with new spins of the wheel since the 19th Century. A clear vision of what they want to say and the musical ability to make it work. Will appeal to Euro intellectuals, goths and plain ol' weirdoes More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June

Bath Abbey - Walks starts outside main doors

Start time: 12:00
Price: Free

Bedlam Fair - The Saturday

Bath Fringe's Street Performance weekend kicks off with the Saturday crowds and a selection of experienced and emerging street performance artists tacking the city centre. This year's event has received a Lottery grant from Arts Council England to ensure that we successfully support the new artists and guarantee the quality of our headline acts. There will be more details of who is playing where and when on the Fringe website and a flyer circulated nearer the time - as this went to press we're finalising the lineup but we expect to include:
Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band (India) - Avanti Display - Hur y Can (Spain) [...] More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Start time: 20:00
Price: Free
Doors open: 19:00

Street Performers' Party

Bedlam - The Night Out

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Avanti Display, and more...

After a busy day on the streets of Bath what we all need is a bit of a party to recharge the batteries for tomorrow. Highlight shows from some of this afternoon's key performers, a work-in-progress from the legendary Avanti, Indian Brass madness from the very watchable (and still more danceable) Rajasthan Heritage crew, then on into the night with Indian-into-Worldbeat DJ inside the Brasserie.

Extra info: till late

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Sunday 4th June

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Start time: 12:00
Price: Free

Bedlam Sunday

It’s the street theatre event of the year with dozens of performers from the emerging new ideas through to renowned companies at the top of their game, spilling around the streets in and around Kingsmead Square & Saw Close (roadways closed for the afternoon, no parking). See Page 7, the Bedlam leaflet (available in the city nearer the time), or our website on the day of the event for further details.
Companies include: HURyCAN (Spain), Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band (India), Bongo Bolero (Bath), Natural Theatre Company, Avanti Display, Circomedia – and many more.
The event is free but please put money ‘in the hat’ if the performer is using one. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Start time: 19:45
Price: £5. The 4-6pm session is FREE.
Doors open: 19:00

Misha Carder, the current Bard of Bath, invites you to

Travel stories and music from around the world

Themed concert with Wessex Musicians & Wordsmiths

Venue: The Wharf Room, Widcombe Social Club. Come to either or both sessions
4-6pm Poetry, Music, Digital Exhibition, and Pop-Up Gallery.
6.30 - 7.30 Optional Shared Supper at 6.30
7.45 - 10pm Stories and Music from local performers, featuring Brighid's Flame: an hour of Irish music, myths, stories, with harp.

Extra info: optional shared supper at 18.30 -19.30

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Monday 10th July

Central Bath

Start time: 11:00
Price: Free

Bath Big Cheese Trail

There is life after the Fringe! Join the Bath Big Cheese Trail. Running from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th July. You and 100 cheeses!
Organised by Bath Comedy in association with VisitBath and Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations and supported by Heritage Lottery.
Details soon!
www.bathcomedy.com More info and booking...