Whitby Fringe Festival

2020 is the inaugural year of the Whitby Fringe, running alongside the Whitby Literature Festival. The vision for the Fringe is a celebration of literature brought to life, whether by song, poetry, immersive theatre or something a bit more alternative!

What is the Whitby Fringe looking for?

The Whitby Fringe will be a mix of fun, exciting performances that will bring the character and quirkiness of Whitby to the forefront! Whatever your ideas, we want to hear form you!


The Fringe performances will be both outdoors around the town in high footfall areas, and in venues across the town.

Each performance will last for not longer than 45 minutes.

All performances must have a clear link to literature.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by email. Fringe events applications opens on 1st May 2020 and will close on 15th June 2020.