The Bath Fringe is a festival of all the arts, with few rules as to what should be in or out – it’s what people want to do, and what venues in Bath want to put on. It all happens for 2 long weeks & 3 weekends (17 days or thereabouts) in early summer, in the beautiful city of Bath.
Bath Fringe 2021 Opens The Summer!
Bath Fringe is always among the first big arts events of the summer in an average year. In this extraordinary year it still marks a beginning: in 2021 Bath Fringe is a celebration of the return and re-opening of live culture – the offscreen and real-life kind – and the gradual relaxation of lockdowns. To say we’re excited about it is something of an understatement.
What would be our regular dates around the summer half-term (May 28 – June 13) – all else being equal and if everything proceeds as we all hope it will – will see a handful of indoor shows in classic Bath venues and even a pop-up or two, including Theatre, Live Music, Comedy, Visual Arts, all set up to function and be enjoyed under the distancing regime for events that we expect to see by then (something like last autumn’s). Over the first few weeks after that, as re-opening proceeds, we will also run some outdoor events, including our annual Bedlam Fair street event [mostly June 27], and support the re-opening of the independent Bath venues we generally work with. There will also be a few self-promoted events from visiting and local artists.
The online programme on this site should be in operation around the middle of May – watch tis space, we’re working on it as you reasd this – and we’ll be telling you a lot more about it then – although initial plans may be subject to modification as we go. This website will include all we know and be regularly updated from then on – updates also available on social media streams – and we will produce a paper programme too, though this will obviously be rather slimmer than it usually is (at least one thing will be!).
FRINGE ARTS BATH: Their website, calls, and other information for visual/conceptual/’live’/etc. artists is here.