Update: New Restrictions on Outdoor Gatherings

24 August 2020

Taking on board government and scientific advice relating to outdoor events, Dublin Fringe Festival worked with artists to develop and plan a bespoke strand of imaginative outdoor programming for September 2020. In recent days, we spoke with many and various stakeholders to seek clarity on what the updated government guidelines announced on 21 Aug would mean for our festival programme.

In order to adhere to the new restrictions in place for outdoor gatherings of over 15 people, Dublin Fringe Festival has no option but to cancel our scheduled outdoor events. Please note that all other festival programming remains in place and is going ahead with rigorous adherence to safety protocol and up-to-date government guidelines. 

We would like to sincerely thank Mark T Cox (She's So Lucky), Croí Glan (TILT), Mish Mash & Reckless Ross (Spud), Joanne McNally & Gearoid Farrelly (Comedians in Bohemians) for their vision, dedication and tenacity. Although their exciting new shows won’t meet an audience as planned next month, we’re hopeful that they will in the near future. And they’ll be so worth the wait when they do.

To all the ticket-buyers, thank you for your enthusiasm, and for believing in our ability to bring artists and audiences back together safely. We hope you will join us for some of the other wonderful events taking place both in person and online from 5-20 September. 

Refunds are available on tickets bought for cancelled performances. If you are in a position to give, we ask that you consider donating the cost of your ticket to Dublin Fringe Festival to support our continued efforts at delivering a festival and supporting artists, this year and in the future.

As ever, keep her lit. See you at the festival.