Dublin Fringe Festival makes a Welcome Return: September 10 – 25

Dublin Fringe Festival is back and it’s big! The festival reveals a large-scale festival programme for the first time since its 2019 edition. Celebrating the glorious, the curious and the improbable from the top of the sky-line’s tallest buildings, to the peace of your bathtub at home, in streetside confession boxes and on off-road bus tours, the 2022 programme is packed with performances that will shift your perspective and offer you release.

Presenting big nights out, one of a kind group experiences and amplifying artists who create space for communal reflection and shared laughter. This, the 28th edition of Dublin Fringe, will shine a spotlight on the weird, the hyper-local and those who forge their own path. Introducing the brightest new talent – more than half of this year’s artists will be presenting work at the festival for the very first time. This is a festival full of feeling harnessing rest, rage, revelry and everything in between. Dublin Fringe Festival is looking to the future with 586 performances in 27 venues, hosting 50 world premieres and 15 Dublin premieres, where over 430 artists are set to overrun the city. These artists are the pied pipers and master poets, deep thinkers and agents of change, joy foragers and maestros of mess who make the city worth living in. Let’s go!

Dublin Fringe will find a way to reach you this September with unique outdoor and at home experiences and lots to see in beloved local venues near you – the 2022 festival has a variety of ways to connect with audiences, making sure that the Fringe magic is accessible to everyone. Staying devoted to artistic risk, active spectatorship and shared moments in time, the festival is working with joy and experimentation as a core value. With a resolute commitment to new voices and new ideas, this edition will offer an introduction to the radical makers and urgent voices whose work demands to be seen and heard. The Festival calls for audiences to stay intrepid and get involved – you will reap the rewards with discovery, beauty and laughter that lingers long after the curtain falls.

Ruth McGowan, Dublin Fringe Festival, Artistic Director and CEO, says: “We’re so excited to reveal what this years festival has in store for audiences – there are so many incredible projects that it’s been very hard to keep it a secret for this long! This programme prizes joy and play, togetherness and truth, beauty and defiance, with experiences made by some of the most courageous and compelling artists in the country.”

This year’s festival programme is divided into 8 chapters – big nights out / escapades trailblazers + mavericks / punchlines / young radicals / this city / plays plays plays / and legacies + futures for audiences to explore – all grouped by theme or experience.
DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022 runs city-wide from September 10 – 25. The full 2022 programme is on sale now at fringefest.com [and 1800 374 643 from end of August].