Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated arts festival designed to promote new and emerging Irish and international artists in a variety of disciplines. 2016 was a bumper year for this exciting festival with its sixteen-day programme of events being performed in front of a record-breaking 35,000-capacity audience. The biggest draw of last year’s event was the amazing Spiegeltent, a perennial crowd-pleasing venue in Merrion Square, which last year hosted the exhilarating play, RIOT, and an audience of 11,000. Travel to Dublin for the festival to see some of Ireland’s most creative performances in cabaret, live music, comedy and circus.
The 2017 festival takes place from 9th to 24th September at various locations around Dublin, including the Spiegeltent in Merrion Square. The venues play an important role in the festival as each one is chosen according to its suitability for the performance which it’s hosting - previous venues including a Dublin bus and the Liffey Boardwalk. If you’d like to check what’s showing at the Fringe Festival, head to the official website where you can view the full programme as soon as it’s released. You can buy tickets from the website or directly from the venues. Due to the growing popularity of this exciting festival, we would recommend booking your tickets early.
Dublin city has plenty of transport options to help you to get around the capital. Explore the Luas light rail system and the extensive Dublin Bus network to get you from A to B. If you’re going to be making a few journeys on public transport during your stay, it may be worth your while investing in a LEAP card which can save you money on all public transport in the city. Alternatively, take the healthiest option and use Europe’s most popular bike hire service, Dublin Bikes.
If you’re planning a trip to Dublin to celebrate the festival, book the perfect place to stay with Eventful Stays. You can choose to stay in any type of rental accommodation in the capital, from city centre apartments to bed and breakfasts and from studios and spare rooms to smart townhouses - all within easy reach of the festival venues via public transport or on foot.
There are plenty of sights to see and places to visit during your stay in Dublin, including Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Spend some time in the stunning National Botanic Garden to get a taste of nature in the city.
To find out more information about the fringe festival, please head to the official website where you’ll be able to view the full programme of events for 2017, book tickets and see a list of venues.
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