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Ventnor Fringe: Jacob Lovick: L O V E

L O V E is a time-travelling thriller comedy about love and everything that is terrible about it. With more than 100 characters over 2 million years, performed by the maniac clown Jacob Lovick, and written with Tyler Harding, the show tells the story of Norman and Margot, two time travellers with nothing to lose except the whole of history itself. Accompanied by an original score written and performed by Jack Toop.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2021 - 4pm & 8pm 
Tickets: £10 Under 25 £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: The National Yorkshire Lottery hosted by the ghost of Dale Winton

Part religious experience, part wheel spinning variety show, Bikerack and Preost invite you to the National Yorkshire Lottery Show - hosted by the ghost of Dale Winton!

Sunday 25th July 2021 - 8pm
Tickets: £6 Under 25 £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: The Noise Next Door: Out And About

Laugh the night away with The Noise Next Door! Join the quickest wits in comedy as they deliver a festive dose of mind-blowing songs, side-splitting gags and jaw-dropping physicality.After a year of doing as you’re told, it’s the perfect time for a show where whatever YOU say goes, as your wildest ideas are transformed into comedy gold. As seen on Britain’s Got Talent, BBC One's The One Show and ITV1's Tonight AtThe Palladium.

Sunday 25th July 2021 - 9pm
Tickets £15.00 Group of 4: £50 Group of 6 £70 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Elizabeth & Jameson

Elizabeth & Jameson is an award-winning collaboration comprising two rising stars of the UK acoustic music scene. Hannah Elizabeth and Griff Jameson have joined forces to create a stunning indie-folk sound which encompasses both their individual musical backgrounds of traditional folk and folk pop/rock.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2021 - 9pm
Tickets: £8 Under 25: £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: The Sensible Undresser

International burlesque star Elsie Diamond is ready to let you know the truth about the so-called glamorous world of cabaret. Through song, spoken word and of course, striptease, Elsie invites you backstage which in many cases is a toilet cubicle. A comic, naughty and honest piece about the career of an ordinary girl who dreams of life on the burlesque stage.

Sunday 25th July 2021 - 10pm 
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £10 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
18+

 

Ventnor Fringe: Ventnor Sloggers Runs

Ventnor Sloggers have a choice of three runs for anyone at the Fringe, so you can enjoy your time here in Ventnor and see some of this beautiful town! Varied abilities welcome, but all of the runs cover 5K.

Monday 26th July, Wednesday 28th July, Saturday 31st July - 10am
Tickets:
 Free
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Dynamic Yoga with Sarah Vardy

A dynamic yoga mix incorporating some of Sarah's favourite drills for movement, balance and strength. Start your day in the relaxing environment of Ventnor Park with an hour of yoga.

Monday 26th July – Wednesday 28th July 2021 – 10.30am
Tickets:
£7 4 Day Pass £20
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Walk & Talk I (Easy)

It's back with a montage of different walks. Join us for a friendly informal guided walk and local history talk. With three different routes over six days, choose the one for you or do all three.

Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 10.30am 
Tickets: £5
All Ages 

Ventnor Fringe: Art_house_life @ 35 Madeira Rd 2021

Art_house_life @ 35 Madeira Road opens again, with a tour of recent artworks that reflect loss, change & transformation for 7 featured artists.

Friday 23rd July - Sunday 1st August 2021 - 11am & 4pm
Tickets:
FREE (tours for up to 10 people) book in advance
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: A walk through the Solar System

After over 30 years sailing the seven seas and having seen pretty much all the world has to offer, Stokey chose to put down his roots in Ventnor in the Isle of Wight which is a pretty big endorsement for the town! From here he plans routes for trans-Atlantic sailors and teaches courses in navigation and ocean sailing and shares his love of the heavens with locals through his popular Solar Walk & 'Wonders of the Universe' courses.

Friday 23rd July - Sunday 1st August - 1.30pm
Tickets: £3 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £9 Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: Tales with Legs

Join Sue-the-storyteller for a story walk inspired by mini beasts, around Ventnor Park.
We'll have stops for stories, riddles and rhymes and turn over a few stones to see if we can see some bugs.

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th July 2021 - 2pm
Tickets:
£6, Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: Chris Milner - Journeyman .. Midnight Wine

Well respected singer/songwriter Chris Milner - Journeyman shares songs (Contemporary and Traditional) wine and stories from almost 50 years on the great British folk scene touring UK and Europe. He is now thinking 'maybe he chose the wrong genre'. Come chill out, listen and advise.

Monday 26th July 2021 - 3pm
Tickets: £6 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £20 Under 25: £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: VOiD

What does it take for a human to become a monster? From the young voice of Sophia Capasso comes a gut punch that will leave audiences questioning the meaning of sanity.

Monday 26th July 3pm & 7pm. Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 7pm 
Tickets: £10 Under 25: £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1 
16+

Ventnor Fringe: After All These Years (Parts 1 & 2)

Time has a habit of taking its revenges... and having the last laugh. Two men, two women. And a few closely guarded secrets.

Parts 1 & 2

Monday 26th & Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 4pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Ventnor Verse (Parkside Playhouse)

An hour of light hearted comic verse by IOW poet Steve Taverner. Many of the poems are inspired by the Island, but many other topics are covered. Although unlikely to cause offence, some of the language and content makes the show unsuitable for children.

Monday 26th July - 6pm
Tickets: £6 Under 25 £5 Culture/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Gráinne Maguire - Subtext Is For Cowards

Gráinne Maguire, writer for The Last Leg, 8/10 Cats and heard on 5Live returns to her favourite Island paradise Arts Festival. She will be bringing you all the thoughts, joy and nervous energy that’s been bottled up for the past 18 months. Mainly she’s just really excited to be out of her flat. “A must see from a comedian at the top of her game” - Edinburgh Festivals

Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 6.30pm
Tickets £10.00 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1  16+

Ventnor Fringe: Just A Few Words

He needs to tell her how he feels. It’s just a few words. Except, StammerMouth has a stammer, and he can barely make a sound while a nagging pile of thoughts keep interrupting him... This may take a while.

Monday 26th July 2021 - 7pm 
Tickets: £12 Under 25: £10 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1 
12+

Ventnor Fringe: VXCSWC Presents 'Poets in Disguise'

What happens when 10 emerging poets with no prior experience of performing create a show in the middle of a global pandemic?

Monday 26th July 2021 - 8pm 
Tickets: £10 Under 25 £8 Culture/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Ventnor Verse (Ventnor Arts Club)

An hour of light hearted comic verse by IOW poet Steve Taverner. Many of the poems are inspired by the Island, but many other topics are covered. Although unlikely to cause offence, some of the language and content makes the show unsuitable for children.

Tuesday 27th July - 1pm & 3pm
Tickets: £6 Under 25 £5 Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: After All These Years (Parts 2 & 3)

Time has a habit of taking its revenges... and having the last laugh. Two men, two women. And a few closely guarded secrets.

Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 4pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Gerard Harris: A Tension To Detail

The manic storyteller and standup behind 2019’s ADHD-themed hit Attention Seeker returns with this standalone prequel delving deeper into the weirdness of what it’s like to be alive.

Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 6pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8 Group of 4 £32 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
18+

Ventnor Fringe: Billy Nomates @ Harbouside

Few artists are more refreshingly direct than Billy Nomates. This fierce, funny, outspoken force of nature, championed by Sleafod Mods and hotly tipped has spent the last lockdown bedded down on the Isle of Wight, which inspired new EP 'Emergency Telephone' 

"...one of Britain’s most distinctive new voices." NME

Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £12.00  
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Luke Wright's The Ballad Seller

In Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before newspapers, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £12.00 Under 25 £8.00 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
12+

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Culinary delights are on the menu for RedTIE theatre as they serve up “The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband” by Debbie Isitt, The young cast play out the story of Kenneth’s longing for a more exciting life and the consequences of leaving his wife for a woman who can’t cook.

Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July 2021 - 8pm 
Tickets: £8 Under 25 £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
12+

Ventnor Fringe: The Bean Spillers

Farting at a funeral. Calling your teacher ‘Mum’. Farting at your teacher’s funeral then calling the Vicar ‘Mum’! We’ve all heard some juicy gossip, but have you ever wondered if there’s more to the story?

Tuesday 27th July & Wednesday 28th July - 8pm
Tickets: £10 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+
 

Ventnor Fringe: Benny Jet, Greg & The Bears

Want some chill summer jams to while away a night, Greg and the Bears have it in swathes.
Want some Punky Spiky Songs to stick in your head all the way home, Benny Jet has them a'plenty!

Tuesday 27th July - 9pm
Tickets: £12
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Lou Sanders: Work In Progress

Lou Sanders (Taskmaster, Travelman, QI) does about 45 minutes of new material and maybe fills time by talking to you guys for 7 minutes. Casual wear encouraged. Let’s just have a lovely time while we can!

Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 9pm
Tickets £15.00 Under 25 £12.00  
12+

Ventnor Fringe: Gerard Harris: Wank In Progress

All the best jokes I’ve ever written and plenty of others. Let’s hope we can agree which is which.

Tuesday 27th July 2021 - 10pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8 Group of 4 £32 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
18+

Ventnor Fringe: Ventnor - Cradle Of The Russian Revolution

An exciting walk around Ventnor on the trail of the revolutionaries, writers and poets who changed the course of Russian history.

Wednesday 28th July - Friday 30th July - 10.30am
Tickets: £10 (25% off the book Isle and Empires: Romanov Russia, Britain and the Isle of Wight) Under 25 £8
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: 'Isle And Empires' Author Talk and Q&A

'Isle and Empires' offers a unique insight into the intriguing and often overlooked role played by the Isle of Wight in Anglo-Russian relations, beginning with Peter the Great in 1698 and ending with the Russian Imperial visit to Cowes in 1909, Ventnor playing it's part as sanctuary for the political radicals, writers, and free thinkers, exiled from their homeland.

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 1pm & 3pm 
Tickets: £10 Under 25: £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: Bach at Bonchurch

The Pianist Vikingur Olafsson commented how Bach is pure structure and that it is up to the performer to illuminate the stucture in their own way. Bach and Churches are like marriages in themselves, as both have beautiful architectural structures. Bonchurch Old Church hosts Bach in a re-imagining of his Inventions and Sinfonias, intimate pieces with character and too often consigned to the role of minor pieces.

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July 2021 - 3pm
Tickets: £10
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: The Greatest Showpeople!

The circus is heading to Ventnor Fringe for the first time! The award winning international performers present high level skills just metres away from the audience within their own boutique Big Top 'The Magpie'. Acclaimed for its uplifting spirit, the show is unmistakably ‘Circus’, bringing young and old together to share an enjoyable experience of good old-fashioned live entertainment. From Acrobatics to Trapeze, Comedy to Juggling, The Greatest Showpeople packs a lot of wow into a very small tent. 

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 3pm & 7pm, Thursday 29th & Friday 30th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £15.00 Under 25 £12 Group of 4: £50 Group of 6 £70 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
Family Friendly 

Ventnor Fringe: The Signalman

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story. When a traveller chances upon a solitary railway signalman he is drawn into a tale of ghostly premonitions, tragic occurrences and human solitude that echoes the contrasting Victorian feelings towards the nascent railway system.

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July 2021 - 6pm & 8pm
Tickets: £10 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Treasure Island

Ahoy there me hearties! Long John Silver and his crew of salty old sea dogs are weighing anchor at Ventnor Botanic Gardens this summer with the pirate classic, Treasure Island.

Wednesday 28th July - 6pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £10 Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: Ray Badran: Work In Progress

Ray Badran is an Australian comedian who is now based in London. Before moving over, he was a headline act across comedy clubs in Australia. Just bloody come and see this brand new hour of stand up comedy, please.

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 6.30pm
Tickets: £12, Under 25 £10 
12+

 

Ventnor Fringe: For one night only...

In 2020 Jimmy Andrex was approached by the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society to produce a work to celebrate 100 years since JRR Tolkien took up his first post at the city’s university. While Tolkien was there he translated Gawain and the Green Knight as well as beginning what would become The Hobbit.

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 7pm & 9pm
Tickets: Free (pay what you can on the door)
12+

Ventnor Fringe: Tzigane @ Harbourside

Playing a delightful assortment of traditional tunes from across eastern Europe and beyond, this trio of local musicians have been delighting audiences with their lively and informal performances for over twenty years.

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £10.00 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Tez Ilyas: RoUgH dRaFt

Brand new Work in Progress show from TV's Tez Ilyas.
Tez Ilyas is back! As silly, smart and subversive as ever, join him for this brand-new hour of hilarious stand-up, confronting the state of the world with his trademark cheeky, provocative flair. Star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - 9pm
Tickets £15.00 
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Late Night Comedy Club

What better way to end the night than a trip to the Ventnor Fringe's Late Night Comedy Club, featuring a selection of the best up and coming talent from near and far, including special guests you won't see anywhere else at the festival including 2019 'So You Think You’re Funny?' Winner Finlay Christie and pioneering talent Ola Labib.

Saturday 24th, Wednesday 28th & Saturday 31st July 2021 - 10pm
Tickets £10.00  Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1 
18+

Ventnor Fringe: Morning Yoga with Boosh

A patient, exploratory vinyasa flow class, with a focus on connecting the breath and movement to nurture awareness, subtle strength and a steadier mind.

Thursday 29th July - Sunday 1st August 2021 - 10.30am
Tickets: £7 per session/ £20 for 4 class pass
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Impromptu Shakespeare 2021

Returning to Ventnor Fringe following popular demand!
Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique 'Shakespeare' play inspired by audience suggestions to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. They've performed six critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and are back for their second year at the Ventnor Fringe! 

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th July 2021 - 3pm
Tickets £10.00 Under 25 £8.00 Group of 4 £32 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1  
12+

Ventnor Fringe: OnTheWight & The Book Bus presents: What is it about The Arts that makes us happy?

The Arts are back baby!
Look around you - we’re all straight out the gates and hungry for galleries, gigs and festivals. Life is moving on, the world is waking up, and arts and culture are a part of our daily lives again.

Thursday 29th July 2021 - 3pm
Tickets:
£8 Under 25 £5
12+

Ventnor Fringe: After All These Years (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Time has a habit of taking its revenges... and having the last laugh. Two men, two women. And a few closely guarded secrets.

Parts 1, 2 & 3

Thursday 29th July 2021 - 4pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8 
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Glenn Moore: Work In Progress

Perrier award nominee Glenn Moore works up a new hour of 'brilliantly original' (Chortle.co.uk), 'blissfully silly' (Guardian) jokes.

Thursday 29th July - 6.30pm
Tickets: £12 Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1
12+

 

Ventnor Fringe: EVE FERRET FABARET!

Eve Ferret is regarded as one of the most original performers the stage today, she spins cabaret on it's head and back again.

Thursday 29th July 2021 - 7pm & 9pm 
Tickets: £15
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Los Bitchos @ Harbourside

“The perfect soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino version of Sex and The City”

Championed by the likes of Cheryl Waters, Marc Riley, She Shreds, Vogue, NME, DIY and SXSW Los Bitchos are set for a massive 2021.

Thursday 29th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £12.00  
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Pick of the Fringe

A packed night of stand up comedy from a selection of some of the funniest acts at this year's Ventnor Fringe, hosted last year by double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Ahir Shah (Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, BBC 2) Join us in the big top as we present a mixed bill of five new acts you won’t want to miss, bundled together for the perfect Friday night out! Full Line Up TBC

Thursday 29th & Friday 30th July 2021 - 9pm
Tickets £12.00 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
18+

Ventnor Fringe: Garrett Millerick: SPORTS (WIP)

My last two shows have been described as 'critically-acclaimed-sell-out-smash-hits', so I'm attempting to do that again with this one. Historically the third one is never as good as the first two, so I'm really up against it. Chortle Award Nominee 2019 - Breakthrough Act

‘stand up with an insolent twist’ ★★★★ - The Sunday Times
‘Powerhouse performance’ ★★★★ - The Telegraph

Thursday 29th July - 10pm
Tickets: £12 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+
 

Ventnor Fringe: Walk & Tall III (Difficult)

It's back with a montage of different walks. Join us for a friendly informal guided walk and local history talk. With three different routes over six days, choose the one for you or do all three.

Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July 2021 - 10.30am 
Tickets: £5
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Tatty Devine Workshop - Make a Mini Bunting Necklace

Ready to get crafty? Tatty Devine are hosting 2 x super special Necklace workshops at the wonderful Ventnor Fringe 2021! Create a classic Mini Bunting Necklace in a five-flag design unique to you.

Friday 30th July - 12pm
Tickets: £30
14+ (with an accompanying paying adult)

Ventnor Fringe: Tatty Devine Workshop - Make a Parakeet Necklace

Ready to get crafty? Tatty Devine are hosting 2 x super special Necklace workshops at the wonderful Ventnor Fringe 2021! Our second workshop is our wonderful new feathered friend! The Parakeet Necklace - Recycled Rainbow Necklace.

Friday 30th July 2021 - 1pm
Tickets: £45
14+ (accompanied by a paying adult)
 

Ventnor Fringe: An Afternoon with Thomas Cameron

‘Singing sensation’ Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated, chart-topping young English tenor, whose powerful voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and is making waves in the world of classical music.

Friday 30th July 2021 - 3pm
Tickets: £15 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. It is a story that continues to inspire and enthral over 150 years after its publication. Blue Orange Arts brings this timeless story to the stage commencing with Jane’s arrival at Thornfield Hall.

Friday 30th July 4pm & 6pm. Saturday 31st July 2021 - 6pm 
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £10 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Annette Gregory & Friends - Jazz & Me

Annette's successful Ella tour, Ladies of Jazz tour, has proven her jazz credentials. Annette will be bringing some original songs created during the lockdown in celebration of her mother.

Friday 30th July 2021 - 6pm 
Tickets: £12 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): £35 Under 25: £10 Culture Pass: 2for1 

Ventnor Fringe: Ahir Shah: Work In Progress

An hour of new material from the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report. As seen and heard on Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. ‘Destined for stardom’ (Evening Standard) ‘The laughs keep coming and, finally, so does a tear or two. Marvellous’ ★★★★ (Times) 

Friday 30th July 2021 - 6.30pm
Tickets £12.00 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: An Evening with Thomas Cameron

‘Singing sensation’ Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated, chart-topping young English tenor, whose powerful voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and is making waves in the world of classical music.

Friday 30th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets:
 £15

Ventnor Fringe: Gengahr @ Harbourside

Very Special Guests Gengahr
Following the release of their third album ‘Sanctuary’ in January, Gengahr have hit 2020 running with a more expansive and ambitious sound than ever before. Produced by Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman, the North London’s alt-pop four piece have carved a distinctive sound that will bring a specially created ‘pop up’ venue by the harbour to life.

Friday 30th July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £15.00  16+

Ventnor Fringe: Slingshot Records Presents

Welcome to an evening of original music from the Slingshot Records' roster - presenting Slombers Woke and Kris Birkin. Slingshot Records was created in 2018 by its founders specifically to unearth hidden gems of talent, so join us to hear these gems played live.

Friday 30th July 2021 - 8pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
12+

Ventnor Fringe: The Fall of the House of Usher

An ailing Roderick Usher requests the help of an old childhood friend. When she arrives, she finds he and his sister Madeline in a far worse state than she ever could have imagined. Roderick is nearing collapse and the eerie House of Usher seems to have a mind of its own...

Friday 30th - Sunday 1st August 2021 - 8pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £5 Culture/Unlimited Pass 2for1 Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £36
All Ages

 

Ventnor Fringe: The People's Republic of the Isle of Wight

For too long now, Westminster has made decisions that old, white, right-wing, male Islanders should be deciding. Ever since Isabella de Fortibus was duped into handing over the Island to Edward I on her deathbed in 1293, the Isle of Wight has been under English rule. It’s about time that changed!

Friday 30th 8pm & 10pm, Saturday 31st July 2021 - 8pm 
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £10 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+
 

Ventnor Fringe: Mini Fringers Funday

Join us at our Saturday Funday in the park with special guest, children’s presenter Andy Day and his brilliant Dino Raps show.
They’ll be loads of other free activities so your mini fringer’s can get creative, including a street dance workshop, music for pre-schoolers, fun art activities, giant games and more. Plus meet Tank the 5.5 metre animatronic triceratops and the baby dinosaurs. While the kids are entertained there’s a chance for parents to relax too in the beautiful Parkside venue. All details can be found at www.minifringersfunday.co.uk

Saturday 31st July 2021 - Andy Day performances @ 11.15am & 12.30pm 
Tickets £15.00 (child or adult) (Tickets inlcude all 'Mini Fringers Fun Day' events from 10am - 2pm) 

Ventnor Fringe: Coppersmith: Turning of the Tide

Coppersmith adapted to life online but are very glad to be back with some stunning newly written songs as well as plenty of old favourites. Based on the Isle of Wight, Coppersmith are a modern folk duo playing all original songs.

Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August 2021 - 3pm 
Tickets: £8 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £20 Under 25: £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1 
12+

Ventnor Fringe: SESKA: BULLINACHINASHOP

Entertaining crowds from Mumbai to Trinidad. Flying in for just TWO EXCLUSIVE Isle of Wight Shows! DO NOT MISS ! A turbo-charged chaotic comedy magic show for all ages. Kids laugh out loud , dads fart out loud and mums faint at his feet! Buy tickets quick!

Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August - 3pm 
Tickets £8, Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £28

Ventnor Fringe: The Three Musketeers

Sharpen your swords, lace up your boots, and stick a great big feather in your hat! Morgan&West present a fun for all the family retelling of Alexadre Dumas ’The Three Musketeer' A whirlwind of whimsy, wit, and (s)wordplay await! 

★★★★“hugely talented”- DailyMirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted" –The Stage

!! Outdoor show next to Comedy & Cabaret Tent in Parkside (Ventnor Park) !!

Saturday 31st July - Sunday 1st Augst 2021 - 3pm
Tickets £15.00 Under 25 £12.00 Group of 4: £50 Group of 6 £70 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
Family Friendly 6+

Ventnor Fringe: The Austerity Games (An Olympic Carol)

Tell-Tale take you on a heartwarming journey through the birth of the NHS, memories of the Coventry Blitz, and the 1948 Olympics known as the Austerity Games. Can the ghosts of the games past, present and Yet to Come convince widow Martha Britt that there is still something to live for?

Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August - 2021 
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £5 Culture/ Unlimited Pass 2for1
Family Friendly
 

Ventnor Fringe: Ovid with Reverb: Alter Ego Unplugged

Hidden behind Romantic histories of poetry lies another, one of wit and debate. Alter Ego Unplugged explores this often overlooked tradition with verse on love, poetry, drumming, belief, boredom and whether to go out and get drunk.

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 6pm 
Tickets: £6 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Bilal Zafar - CARE (Work in Progress)

CARE is Bilal Zafar's (Edinbugh best newcomer and Hackney Empire New act of the year 2016) about when he worked in a care home for very wealthy people whilst he was on minimum wage. “Witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next” - Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 6.30pm
Tickets:
£10 Under 25 £8 Culture/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Ali Woods: Comedy (Ventnor Arts Club)

Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Ali Woods attempts to make sense of the last year in his brand new stand-up comedy show.

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 7pm 
Tickets: £10 Under 25: £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1 
12+

Ventnor Fringe: California Dreamers

Return to Hippy Heaven
We invite you to dance under a diamond sky as we pay tribute to the greatest counter culture of the 20th Century.

Born on the West Coast of America, the Hippy movement quickly spread around the globe, taking with it a powerful social and musical message and a unique new sound.

Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st August 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £15.00  All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Do Nothing @ Harbourside

Post punk, art rock, legends in the making, Do Nothing.
Fronted by the distinctive presence of Chris Bailey, who channels influences ranging from LCD Soundsystem, The Fall and Talking Heads. They are one of most hotly tipped new bands around and we can't wait to welcome them to Ventnor!

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 7pm
Tickets £12.00  16+

Ventnor Fringe: Katherine Priddy

Island promoters and Fringe regulars Vaguely Sunny present their 25th Anniversary Concert with Birmingham based singer/songwriter Katherine Priddy, supported by the Isle of Wight's Beth Brookfield.

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 8pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £7
All Ages

Ventnor Fringe: Nick Tann: Where was I?

What’s a man to do when the main focus in his life, namely performing his own songs in front of a live audience audience, is abruptly curtailed?

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 9pm 
Tickets: £12 Groupof 4£40
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Tempest Rose and Lolo Brow presents Burlesque

Top UK Burlesque Queens’s Lolo Brow and Tempest Rose have packed their stilettos, glittered a lip and descended on the Isle of Wight to ask the question - what is Burlesque?

Saturday 31st July 2021 - 9pm
Tickets: £15
16+

Ventnor Fringe: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Quantum Theatre are back at the Botanic Gardens with an enchanting new adaptation of two of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved Tales, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

Sunday 1st August - 2.30pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £10 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass

Ventnor Fringe: Ovid with Reverb: Alter Ego Plugged (Secret Garden Gig)

Poetry in a Bo Diddley beat, a fusion of verse and rhythms ancient and modern – from elegies of Ovid and pentameters of English Renaissance to clave-inspired rock and roll classics.
(Secret Show)

Sunday 1st August 2021 - 4pm 
Tickets: £6 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: ConeBoy

A boy is made a star due to his appearance, but the poo hits the fan... obviously… Sound familiar?!

Crossing decades, Coneboy is a satirical view of society’s obsessive need for voyeurism, dished up in divots of sure-fire-slang and minstrel’ing. All ‘ConeBoy’ hopes for is a normal life, but his dreams are dashed by all that surround him, as his ‘15 minutes of fame’ is extended well beyond its reach, in a buzzing press-fuelled world.

Sunday 1st August 2021 - 6pm
Tickets: 
Free
12+

Ventnor Fringe: Ali Woods (Comedy & Cabaret Tent)

Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Ali Woods attempts to make sense of the last year in his brand new stand-up comedy show.

Sunday 1st August - 6.30pm
Tickets: £10 Under 25: £5 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass: 2for1 
12+

Ventnor Fringe: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Quantum Theatre presents a brand new production of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular play of love and intrigue, magic and celebration set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems…

Sunday 1st August 2021 - 7pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £10 Culture Pass/ Unlimited Pass 2for1

Ventnor Fringe: James Longford: changes | journeys

Steinway Artist and Island resident James Longford performs a thought-provoking programme of music for piano inspired by aspects of daily life in current times.

Sunday 1st August 2021 - 7pm
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £8
16+

Ventnor Fringe: THE UNDERDOGS : FRIENDZY

The Underdogs laugh in the face of danger and death. These fabulous, fearless comedy magicians bring you drunken knife throwing, mind-blowing mindreading, life-threatening tricks, terrible dancing, unexpected lettuces and absurdly cool tricks with a hoover!

Sunday 1st August 2021 - 8pm
Tickets:
£10 Under 25 £8 Culture Pass/Unlimited Pass 2for1
16+

Ventnor Fringe: Glen Maney: A Dinosaur on the Isle

Glen has played most of the top comedy clubs at home and abroad and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy. He brings his unique look at how our lives have changed over his fifty odd years on the planet to the Ventnor Fringe Festival, in his one man stand-up show, A Dinosaur on the Isle.

Sunday 1st August 2021 - 10pm
Tickets: 
Free or Pay What You Can at venue
18+

Sessions

“30 just matters, init. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training but 30, it’s real.”

Friday 15th October 2021 - 8pm
Tickets: £15 Under 25 £7.50 Culture Pass 2for1 Unlimited Pass Free
12+

Catch Of The Day

Ireland, 1966. An ordinary skipper sails into Dingle Bay with a very unusual catch…

What follows is a ridiculous series of events involving Eamon De Valera, Queen Elizabeth, and a whole bunch of nuns. An almost unbelievable true story

28th October 2021 - 8pm
Tickets:
£12 Under 25 £6 Culture Pass 2for1 Unlimited Pass Free
12+

 

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Since her first stand-up special launched on Amazon Prime in 2020 it’s received a huge amount of critical acclaim, amassing a staggering 60 million views across social media and longlisted for the Best Variety Special Emmy in the Hollywood Reporter Predictions. Don’t miss your chance to see her hit show at Ventnor Exchange this Autumn.

Wednesday 3rd November 2021 - 8pm (Age Guideance 16+)
Adult £15.00 Under 25 £10.00 Culture Pass 2for1 Unlimited Pass Free

Ahir Shah: Live

Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy.

Wednesday 16th February 2022
Tickets: £12 Under 25 £6 Culture Pass 2for1 Unlimited Pass Free
12+