The multi-award-winning arts festival, which features gigs, comedy and performances in pop up venues throughout Ventnor, will return from 22nd - 31 July 2022.


The Island's largest arts festival, Ventnor Fringe, returns in just a few weeks time from 22nd - 31st July with a packed programme spanning 10 days of music, comedy, cabaret, circus and visual arts. Pick and choose whichever shows interest you, sample the bars, street food and markets or explore the vast Free Fringe with buskers and pop up shows across the town.  

Highlights this year include music from Mercury Prize nominees The Big Moon, the Post-Punk sounds of Goat Girl and local stars CHAMPS and Plastic Mermaids. Comedy is well represented with TV's Lou Sanders, Jayde Adams, Simon Brodkin and Angela Barnes among a huge range of stand ups travelling to Ventnor. Cabaret comes from the sensational Le Gateau Chocolat, Queen of the Alternative Drag scene, Jonny Woo and RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Victoria Scone, as well as the world renowned House of Burlesque.

Theatre fans should look out for 'Say It Again, Sorry' with their hilarious interpretation of  'The Importance of Being...Earnest? which was a sold out smash hit in Edinburgh last year. Other highlights include Improv Shakespeare and two of the country's leading circus companies, Lost In Translation and Let's Circus.

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In the new ‘Big Top’ be sure to catch the enchanting ‘Hotel Paradiso’ where circus company Lost In Translation’s highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers tell the story of one chaotic hotel and the eccentric staff’s battle to save their home and livelihood from repossession by the dastardly Banker. Will they manage to stay open, or will they be forced to move on?

Meanwhile in the boutique Magpie Tent Let’s Circus follow up on last year’s sold out run and one of the most talked about experiences at the Fringe with a fantastic new production ‘The Good Times Show’ which brings together artists from Japan, Australia and the UK. This comedy driven variety show is a genuine all-ages experience. Expect acrobatics, aerial, comedy, unicycling and a gigantic red balloon!

Dubbed the “Ebony and Ivory of drag” Le Gateau Chocolat and Queen of the Alternative Drag scene, Jonny Woo, deliver hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans as they ‘Les Misérmassacre’ all the musicals you know and love in ‘A Night At The Musicals’. A celebrated baritone, Le Gateau Chocolat has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Sydney Opera House, and as part of the Olivier- winning La Clique/La Soiree.

For those after comedy the Fringe doesn't disappoint with stand up from the likes of
Taskmaster Champion Lou Sanders, TV regular Jayde Adams, creator of Lee Nelson and the man who famously handed Theresa May a P45 Simon Brodkin just the tip of the iceberg with many more to come. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Ahir Shah will also be returning to host the ever popular Pick of the Fringe showcase.

For music fans ‘Fringe Fridays’ will present a new opportunity to see a whole roster of new bands over the course of a single day. London post punk outfit Goat Girl are the first headliner to be confirmed, alongside American psychedelic noise rock duo
Tonstartssbandht, formed of Edwin and Andy White, long time guitarist in Mac Demarco’s band. Local music promoters Ears Peeled will also be hosting a whole day of live music headlined by the Island’s very own Plastic Mermaids and Coach Party.


Getting to the Ventnor Fringe is easy via Southampton.

By car - catch the ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Take the A3021, Briddlesford Rd, A3056 and B3327 to Steephill Down Rd in Ventnor. It will take about 30 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for Ventnor (service 3). Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Save 20% off ferry travel

Save 20% off ferry travel

Please select outward and return dates between 21 July - 1 August 2022 for the discount to apply.

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No. travelling - 1 adult