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Ventnor Fringe

A wonderland of pop-up bars and boutique venues, featuring more than 300 artists from across the world!

Sail over to the fringe for less with our great travel offers, valid 18 - 29 July 2024:

  • £12.90 Red Jet day return
  • £21.00 Red Jet period return
  • 15% off vehicle ferry travel

T&Cs apply, see below for details.

Ventnor Fringe
Ventnor Fringe
Ventnor Fringe
Ventnor Fringe

What's On

Ventnor Fringe celebrates its 15th year from 19 – 28 July 2024

A unique Island tradition, during Ventnor Fringe the Isle of Wight’s southernmost town is totally transformed into a whole world of pop up venues and bars in every conceivable space, hosting over 100 different shows.

From the best new comedians and up and coming bands to truly barmy events like improvised hip hop in a Laundrette or a 1930’s Parisian ‘Book Bus’ the Fringe has something for everyone! 

Pick and choose which ticketed events to see or simply explore the many free events on offer.

For the full line-up and tickets, click here

Getting There

From Southampton: Set sail to East Cowes with your car and up to 7 passengers, or hop on our hi-speed Red Jet service as a foot passenger and arrive in West Cowes in under 30 minutes. Onward bus connections are available from both our Island terminals. 

By car: You'll find Ventnor on the southern tip of the Island - see the route here

By bus: From West Cowes, take the Southern Vectis no.1 to Newport, or from East Cowes, take the no. 5 to Newport. Change bus in Newport to the no. 3 for Ventnor. Plan your journey here

Travel Offer T&Cs

Vehicle Ferry: Valid for a vehicle ferry crossing between 18 & 29 July 2024, with up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) in a car. Subject to availability. Conditions: Not valid with any other Red Funnel offer or concession, including standard Travel Card holder discounts. Valid for new bookings only. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion without prior notice. Standard conditions of carriage apply. Offer available online only.

Red Jet: Valid for a £12.90 day-return trip or a £21.00 period return between 18 & 29 July 2024, on any sailing between Southampton and West Cowes. Carriage is subject to availability and is on a first come first served basis. Note: It is not possible to pre-book specific sailing times with Red Jet tickets. Offer available online only.