Greater Manchester Fringe postponed | July event moved to autumn

Greater Manchester Fringe postponed

July event moved to autumn

The Greater Manchester Fringe has been put off until the autumn.

More than 200 shows were registered to take part in the grassroots festival between July 1 to 31, with   more than 70 already were on sale.  It will now be moved  to October and November.

Festival director Zena Barrie said: ‘The Fringe will NOT be taking place in July. Even if we are out of lockdown by then, I don't think people will be quite ready for sitting in busy sweaty rooms, so now you have some options to consider.

‘Greater Manchester Fringe will be back bigger and better than ever. But in the meantime stay home, protect the NHS, save lives, and be creative! We are looking forward to seeing what you've made when we emerge from lockdown.’

Tickets are being refunded, as are registration fees for shows that don’t want to move to the new dates.

Published: 3 Apr 2020

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