We are inviting the world to join us as Carlisle embraces a fringe takeover. Situated right in the heart of our city on English Street, Carlisle Fringe Festival paints the city centre pink.

The city centre is transformed into an urban culture space, with brand new venues unveiled for the 2018 festival.

This includes the free-to-view City Centre Music Stage, which welcomes some of the UK’s hottest talent, alongside the best emerging and established musicians Cumbria has to offer.

You can view the full city centre music stage programme here.

This is a free to view platform and you do not require to book tickets.


New for 2018 is the Container Theatre

This cosy and intimate and formidable fringe venue has toured Scotland and England, and hosts a diverse blend of comedy, cabaret, dance and experimental theatre.

To find out more about events taking place here, please visit our What’s On Page for more information.