Dublin Fringe Festival
If you happen to be in Dublin at the beginning of September then you are in for a real treat as the Fringefest hits the town. The festival is billed as 16 days of theatre, dance, music, comedy, spectacle and more.
No matter what sort of entertainment you are in the mood for the Dublin Fringefest has it; from serious theatre and dance to hilarious comedy and genuine Irish music. Last year’s line-up included all sorts, from camp as you like acts like Briefs – The Second Coming, to fast paced sketch comedy from Foil, Arms and Hog; and cheeky clown antics from Brat Kids Carnival, to a choral homage to song-making in Songs in the Key of ‘D’ by a real Dubliners choir.
Don’t worry if you miss something as Dublin Fringe fest has its own YouTube channel where you can catch highlights, performances and all the best bits. Plus there are all the usual social sites like Facebook, Flickr and twitter which are a great way to find out about gigs and who is worth seeing.
Most of the events take place in and around Smock Alley Theatre on Exchange Street which is right in the heart of Temple Bar so there are loads of nearby restaurants for a slap up pre-show dinner or pubs for a refreshing after-show drink.
You can book tickets online at the website from August 13th or you can head down to the Dublin Fringe Festival Box Office on Sycamore Street. Many of the events are free but it is a good idea to book tickets in advance as places can be limited.
Smock Alley Theatre is in Temple Bar, about ten mins away from Generator Dublin on foot or about the same on the red line tram from Smithfield Luas stop.