One week left to watch!

From High Wycombe & Helsinki to Manchester & Melbourne, you’ve so far watched an incredible combined 823 hours of Reading Fringe Digital across 20 countries! Now the clock is ticking: you have until next Monday (31 August) to watch 60+ gigs, plays, exhibitions, films, stand-up sets, dance pieces, talks and more. If you’ve not done so already simply register once to access all free shows (please consider supporting the artists or donating to their charities of choice via their show pages) or book for one of our pay-to-view events

Help us to bring the extraordinary home

Love the Reading Fringe? Want to help make it happen? In order to bring the festival to town each year, we rely on the generous support from funders (this year in particular Arts Council England), sponsors and ticket sales. If you’re able to add your support to this – no matter how small – you’ll be directly helping us to bring new, exciting & accessible cultural experiences to our town and audiences, to create new commissions with artists, and to keep providing a wide range of affordably priced and free events for the town we love. Donate to Reading Fringe Festival or consider becoming a Friend of the Fringe

This week is your last chance to catch over 60 shows, including: feminist folk-horror Sary; ambient soundscapes in The Listening Room; climate change drama We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse; an evening with Readiophonics; dance film Sound of Loneliness; family fun with Crayola’s Rainbow; darkly witty one-man play The Legacy of William Ireland; a live set from German rising stars James’ MumGenre Fluid & many, many more!

Photo galleries now updated with audio descriptions 

From Cumberland Rd: This is my favourite photo of the tower. Slight colour adjustment.

Our most accessible festival yet now includes audio descriptions for our three exhibitions: Leslee Barron‘s look at Reading’s last gas tower For the Love of an Old Chunk of Metal, Fringe 2019 photographer Caroline Gratix‘s A Retrospective Picture Diary of Lockdown and, as featured on BBC1, Doortraits: Lockdown stories of the people of Reading by Sapna Odlin

From our friends at Henley Literary Festival

Moving online for the first time, Henley Literary Festival has 40 Q&As, talks & storytellings adults & children over the next two moths. Speakers include John Grisham, Nikita Gill, Russell Brand, Lynda La Plante, Michael Morpurgo, Candice Brathwaite, Graham Norton, Jodi Picoult, Paul Mendez, Kavita Puri, Don Black & Susie Dent 
See full programme & book