Bedlam Fair

Bedlam Fair – It sure beats shopping…

Download the full programme (PDF) here.

Saturday daytime in Kingston Parade:

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. See below for our acts and performers…

Saturday evening in Green Park Station:

After a busy day on the streets of Bath what we all need is a bit of a party. 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 Rajasthan Heritage crew, then on into the night with Indian-into-Worldbeat DJ Desi Heights inside the Brasserie.

Sunday daytime in Kingsmead Square and Sawclose:

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. Companies include: Dynamogene (France), Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band (India), Bongo Bolero (Bath), Natural Theatre Company, Avanti Display – and many more. The event is free but please put money ‘in the hat’ if the performer is using one. See below for full details of our acts and performers…

Click here for Sunday’s running order (timings are a guide and are subject to change)

Listings for all events in Bedlam Fair at all venues on all dates

Friday 2nd June

The Holburne Museum

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

The Miraculous Theatre Company

Romantic Botanic

A love story revealing how plants, like humans, are romantically driven.
We discover how plants communicate with each other and how they succeed in seducing us.
“It’s not the gardener who chooses the plant but the plant who chooses the gardener.” More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Inverted - Box

Somewhere between dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and hand balancing lies Inverted. Expect a world turned upside down. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Street to the Point

The Point Theatre, Eastleigh Youth Theatre

The youngsters from the Youth Theatre at The Point Eastleigh come en mass More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Animystic Productions - Hessie the Elephant

Marvelous puppeteers Jake Ruddle and Ayla Terzi accompanied by Hessie performing as part of the New Work Works Scheme

Lost in a foreign land, a young elephant is on an adventure! An adventure around the streets of Bath More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Avanti Display: Full Circle

Buckets full of mayhem and erm..yes, water..from one of the UK’s finest and longest established street theatre companies, premièring their new show here with us!! More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

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.
To see Saturday's acts, click here
Full details download our PDF programme here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

ELA

ELA are Elle Kate Edwards and Alise Piebalga, accomplished circus performers, moving away from touring with nofitstate and into working on the street and in outdoor environments. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Julia Vita: Splish

A solo show from Julia Vita as part of the New Works Work Scheme

Join Splish on her journey across the high seas! Put a little wind in her sail, hear her strange tale in a foreign tongue, and hopefully find a few fish along the way too. More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Lino Creamy

A solo show from New Work Works Scheme performer Pete Lloyd.

Lino Creamy may not want to set the world on fire but will he start a flame in your heart? Join him to find out, at this sweet and silly clown show about a man in a hat looking for love and fun. More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Natural Theatre Company

Bath's very own fabulous street theatre company performing new characters as part of the New Works Work Scheme More info and booking...

Kingston Parade

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Old Spot Theatre Co: Los Perdidos Village Band

Old Spot Theatre Company have worked the circus and street theatre circuit for years, nay decades but will bring something decidedly new to Bedlam Fair this year as part of the New Work Works Scheme
More info and booking...

The Holburne Museum

Also on:
Friday 2nd June

The Miraculous Theatre Company

Romantic Botanic

A love story revealing how plants, like humans, are romantically driven.
We discover how plants communicate with each other and how they succeed in seducing us.
“It’s not the gardener who chooses the plant but the plant who chooses the gardener.” More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Avanti Display: Full Circle

Buckets full of mayhem and erm..yes, water..from one of the UK’s finest and longest established street theatre companies, premièring their new show here with us!! More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Dynamogene - Mr Colbuto

320 kilos de poesie brute'..(Bafflingly translates as something about poetry)
Don’t miss the irresistible and irrepressible Monsieur C, he has come all the way from Nimes in France to meet YOU, the people of Bath. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Inverted - Box

Somewhere between dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and hand balancing lies Inverted. Expect a world turned upside down. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Also on:
Sunday 4th June

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

With a diverse repertoire spanning Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats these ten vividly costumed artists cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.
More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Street Performers' Party

Bedlam Fair - 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 Desi Heights inside the Brasserie.
To see all the acts, click here
Full details download here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf More info and booking...

Sunday 4th June

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Bedlam Fair - The 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 all of Sunday's acts here
Click here for Sunday's running order (timings are a guide and are subject to change)
The event is free but please put money ‘in the hat’ if the performer is using one.
Full details download PDF programme here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Bongo Bolero - Fat Cat

Back by popular demand, the Fat Cat returns...

Slapstick buffoonery from Sir Felix and Mousey taking on the world of international money makers in a larger than life kinda way
More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

The Colombian Street Party

Recreating a bit of Columbian cultural heritage on the streets of Bath through asphalt art More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Dynamogene - Mr Colbuto

320 kilos de poesie brute'..(Bafflingly translates as something about poetry)
Don’t miss the irresistible and irrepressible Monsieur C, he has come all the way from Nimes in France to meet YOU, the people of Bath. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Inverted - Box

Somewhere between dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and hand balancing lies Inverted. Expect a world turned upside down. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Street to the Point

The Point Theatre, Eastleigh Youth Theatre

The youngsters from the Youth Theatre at The Point Eastleigh come en mass More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Animystic Productions - Hessie the Elephant

Marvelous puppeteers Jake Ruddle and Ayla Terzi accompanied by Hessie performing as part of the New Work Works Scheme

Lost in a foreign land, a young elephant is on an adventure! An adventure around the streets of Bath More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Avanti Display: Full Circle

Buckets full of mayhem and erm..yes, water..from one of the UK’s finest and longest established street theatre companies, premièring their new show here with us!! More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

ELA

ELA are Elle Kate Edwards and Alise Piebalga, accomplished circus performers, moving away from touring with nofitstate and into working on the street and in outdoor environments. Part of the New Work Works Scheme More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Grand Palladian Puppets

Beautiful traditional marionettes and enchanting storytelling from Bath based international puppeteers Tony & Iksana More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Julia Vita: Splish

A solo show from Julia Vita as part of the New Works Work Scheme

Join Splish on her journey across the high seas! Put a little wind in her sail, hear her strange tale in a foreign tongue, and hopefully find a few fish along the way too. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Lino Creamy

A solo show from New Work Works Scheme performer Pete Lloyd.

Lino Creamy may not want to set the world on fire but will he start a flame in your heart? Join him to find out, at this sweet and silly clown show about a man in a hat looking for love and fun. More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Natural Theatre Company

Bath's very own fabulous street theatre company performing new characters as part of the New Works Work Scheme More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Old Spot Theatre Co: Los Perdidos Village Band

Old Spot Theatre Company have worked the circus and street theatre circuit for years, nay decades but will bring something decidedly new to Bedlam Fair this year as part of the New Work Works Scheme
More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Also on:
Saturday 3rd June

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

With a diverse repertoire spanning Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats these ten vividly costumed artists cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.
More info and booking...