Dublin Fringe Festival: Everything You Need to Knowby thesquare re Travelling Community
Started in 1995, this sixteen-day festival has grown to become a globally recognized platform for both Irish and international performing artists. The festival takes place from 9th till 24th September this year and celebrates theatre, dance and performance arts.
The fringe festival pays homage to established artists while simultaneously introducing new and upcoming bands or individuals. Apart from performances, there are a whole host of creative events that take place at the festival such as disco dinners, public-generated productions, 3D electro gigs and tidal-powered fashion shows.
The festival was originally set up with support from the more established Dublin Theatre Festival as well as Arts office of Dublin City Council.
Performances take place in various venues including theatres cafes and even in unusual places such as in a Dublin bus. It all depends on the show and which venue will be most suitable.
What to See
The 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival will see 460 performances, 81 productions and events held across 34 venues. It is the largest arts festival in Ireland and some of the more politically charged Irish shows performing this year are Not At Home, Soldier Still and thought-provoking talks by Sahar Ali and Louise Bruton.
Don’t miss the performance by Luke Casserly which looks at the scandalous Kerry babies case from 1980 or the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf production, The King of Spain’s Daughter. A retelling of the New Testament by Lucy McCormick will be a fascinating event, titled Triple Threat (it was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2016). Another event to not miss is the play by Grupo Tripé called Within Rooms (Entre Quartos) which explores how 20-somethings today live.
If you are in Dublin, head to the Fringe festival before it finishes on 24th September, and while there, why not stay at a self-catered apartment which provides all the mod-cons of a hotel but with greater privacy, lower cost, homely feel and a 24-hour concierge service. If you would like to know more about things to do in Dublin, do check out the in-depth, free to download, Dublin area guide created by the area experts at thesqua.re
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