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Great Yorkshire Fringe: Top Picks for 2019

By Anna Rogers | 10th July 2019

Great Yorkshire fringe

Back to spread more infectious sizzling festival vibes, The Great Yorkshire Fringe and their iconic pop up venues return with a sumptuous bang to the heart of York, bringing an eclectic and vibrant mix of comedy, music, theatre, cabaret and family friendly fun. Celebrating it’s fifth birthday this year, the fringe runs from 18th July - 28th July 2019 and is set to be even bigger and better than previous years , with plenty more quirky venues dotted about the city. Transforming central Parliament Street and beyond with the uber popular lush village green site, Bob the box office Bus and the stunning Spiegeltent venue, The White Rose Rotunda. Not forgetting top nosh and drink concessions showcasing the best produce from the local area, GYF is where it’s at.

Here’s our pick of what not to miss this year:

Theatre, Cabaret, Music, Spoken Word

  • Jasmine: Arts Barge Riverside Festival / 1st August 2019 - 8pm / Age – under 16s must be accompanied by an adult / Tickets £7 / £10
  • Say Owt Showcase: Arts Barge Riverside Festival / 30th July 2019 – 9.30pm / Age 16+ / Tickets – Pay what you feel / £3 in advance to guarantee entry.
  • The Grand Old Uke of York: Wanted in York! / 24th July 2019 - 7pm/ Age – suitable for all / Tickets - £10
  • Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett ( from his ‘Talking Heads’ Series) / 24th - 25th July 2019 - 3pm / Age 13 + / Tickets £10

Comedy

  • Henning Wehn: Get On With It / 26th July - 27th July 2019 - 8pm / Age 16+ / Tickets – £22.15
  • Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut ( Ed Fringe Preview) / 18th July 2019 – 8.30pm / Age 16+ / Tickets £8/ £7
  • Harriet Dyer – The Dinosaur Show / 28th July 2019 - 6pm / Age 16+ / Tickets £5 in advance for guaranteed entry / pay what you feel on the day.

Cinema Arts

  • Pechakucha York Vol.19: Making Waves: Arts Barge Riverside Festival / 31st July 2019 – 8.20pm / Age - suitable for all / Tickets £5

Family / Kids

  • Kotuku and Moon Child: Family Puppet Theatre / 19th - 20th July 2019 , Age 5+ , Tickets £7 / family ticket £25
  • The Tigon and the Liger / 25th - 28th July, Age – suitable for all , Tickets £8
  • Family Yoga: Arts Barge Riverside Festival 31st July - 10am / 6th August - 10am , Age – 1 adult & 2 children max , Ticket – family £12
  • The Amazing Bubble Man / 28th July 2019 - 11am & 1pm , Age – suitable for all, Tickets – family £33
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