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Our 2023 schedule is revealed!

It's time: Chichester Fringe 2023 is announced.

The stages are being set and our 2023 performers are getting ready - it's nearly time for Chichester Fringe 2023 to begin. But who are they? When will they be on? And where will you find them? Keep reading to find out and know where to buy tickets.

Don’t fancy travelling up to Edinburgh Fringe this year? Well don’t worry, Chichester Fringe has a pick-n-mix of fringe shows… you may even get a sneak preview of a comedian's brand new stand up show. After an overwhelming response of applications, this year’s fringe is packed with performances running from Thursday 1st until Sunday 18th of June 2023.

Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance & Poetry - all on your doorstep

This year’s programme includes:

  • Stand-up shows at Chichester Canal Cafe from Phil Green’s Millennial Bug (13 June), Lulu Popplewell’s ‘Actually, Actually’ (16 June), Matt Hutchinson (16 June) and Charlotte Cropper’s Good girl gone rad (13 June) as well as the return of Comedy on the Canal after a sell-out show during last year’s fringe.

  • Chi Fringe takes over Draper’s Yard (7 & 14 June) for a series of music and poetry performances: collaborating with the businesses in the yard, it will be a night of entertainment, food and drink!

  • The Novium Museum makes its debut is a first timer at Chichester Fringe, hosting the free event Ovid with Reverb (2 June) during Roman Week. A poetry and sound project will perform, recite, update, distort, interpret and generally play with poems by the great Roman poet Ovid in translation by the great English poets John Dryden and Christopher Marlowe.

  • Graylingwell Chapel will play host to a series of fringe shows between Friday 16th and Sunday 18th, including free performances on Saturday 17th from Simon & Enfys Horner, Indie band Electrical Fault, The Rosemary Bell Academy of Dance, Figure 23 Dance, the musical show team from TADDA as well as the new children’s show The Mousehole Cat (adapted from the book of the same name).

...and an awful lot more!

New events

Something new for 2023 is our ‘Fringe in a day’ events.

Something new for 2023 is our ‘Fringe in a day’ events. Buy a £15 day pass for a day of theatre at Chichester City Arts Centre and 104 The Hornet, to access all the shows on that day. These events take place on Thursday 1 June and Saturday 10 June. Find full schedules on our website.

Full schedules can be found on our website.

New Act Competition

And if that isn’t enough, another first, we are hosting The Chichester Fringe New Comedy Act of the Year Competition.

Epic Comedy is proudly collaborating with Chichester Fringe to provide an excellent opportunity for new comedy acts.

20 comedians from Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey will be competing to become Chichester Fringe's New Act of the Year! The competition will be run over two heats (on 7 and 8 June) and one grand final (14 June), with the winner performing on the pro Chichester Fringe show on 15 June, alongside some of the top names on the UK comedy circuit.

Paul Cox of Epic Comedy says,

‘Epic Comedy is very excited to collaborate with Chichester Fringe! Founded in 2021, with the sole intention of bringing the most epic comedy shows to local communities. We now have 8 venues across West Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset. At the heart of everything we do is community, so this is a very exciting partnership for us’

New venues

4 new venues have been added to our list… Draper’s Yard, Chichester City Arts Centre, 104 The Hornet and The Novium Museum. The ever-popular Chichester Canal Cafe, Richmond boat and Graylingwell Chapel are all returning this year for a host of a variety of events throughout the Fringe.

This is a hugely exciting time to be a part of the fringe.

Tickets for Chichester Fringe are on sale now.

Book your tickets and view the full programme on our website:

Ticket prices range vary from £5 - £27, with some events FREE.

We can't wait to see you there.

The Chichester Fringe team

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