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Dublin Fringe Festival Returns for 25th Year

  • Fri, 6 Sep 2019

The Dublin Fringe Festival is celebrating being 25 years old this September 2019 with a jam-packed programme of events.

This is going to be the biggest and best party in town running over 16 days and nights. Taking over and transforming Dublin city’s map with stages and performances that will make you stop in your tracks, showcasing the brightest and boldest talent the country has to offer.

This year the focus is on power and pleasure. When it comes to power, the festival organisers are seizing it, sharing it and speaking truth to it. Power comes in many forms, not just wearing capes or carrying cash. Fringe recognises power in the quiet, the soft, and the patient, along with the primal, the furious and the muscular. As for pleasure, this year’s festival offers dozens of art experiences that exhilarate and pulsate with joy. When the powerful and the pleasurable combine this September, it will make for the most memorable Dublin Fringe Festival ever. Come take part all across Dublin city this September 7 – 22.

Explore the programme here.

The festival runs for 16 days and nights, staging an impressive 36 venues, 80 productions, 545 performances, with 54 world premieres. There will be shows in theatres and arts spaces all across Dublin, but this year particularly look out for the shows where the setting tells part of the story, like in a restaurant, a gothic chapel, on the DART, in a dressing room in Croke Park, in a hairdressers, the National Stadium, on an ice rink, in The Four Courts and in a former VIP nightclub.

The Festival programme has been arranged into nine unique chapters to help audiences build their Fringe experience:

Inventors and Mavericks

Club Culture is Culture

Time Capsule

Bodies In Time


Young Radicals

Plays Plays Plays



This 25th Dublin Fringe birthday party promises to throw all others into the shade. Get it, book it, see it this September!