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One month to go until The Great Yorkshire Fringe hits York!

100 shows in 10 days with Al Murray, Henning Wehn, Sara Pascoe, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Stick Man - Live on Stage! and many more!

It’s just one month to go until York’s Parliament Street is transformed into a giant village green as part of the very first Great Yorkshire Fringe. The fun will kick off on Friday, July 24th with the likes of Al Murray, Sara Pascoe and Henning Wehn all taking to the stage, and the festival will run for a packed ten days, rounding up on Sunday, August 2nd.

Performances will be held in three wonderful purpose built venues that will line Parliament Street - The White Rose Rotunda, The Turn Pot and The Tea Pot.

A fantastic line-up of comedy, cabaret and family entertainment awaits visitors to The Great Yorkshire Fringe, and as the events draws ever-closer, now is the perfect time to book tickets at

There’s something for everyone, with some great family entertainment in the form of the Julia Donaldson favourite Stick Man - Live on Stage!, James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids, Siro-A (multi-award-winning Japanese techno sensations described as Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group), plus get hands on with West End Magic Presents - Magic Workshops for Children, and much more.
Rick Witter, lead singer and co-songwriter with York band Shed Seven will be taking to the decks to play indie and rock favourites as part of a very special silent disco.

There’s some amazing cabaret acts joining The Great Yorkshire Fringe, with The Supreme Fabulettes, Thinking Drinkers’ Guide to the Legends of Liquor and Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show - For Kids (and Childish Grown-ups).
Stacks of comedy talent will be hitting York, with Reginald D Hunter, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Sara Pascoe, Nick Revell, Paul Chowdry, Tom Stade, Rob Beckett and Paul Foot and many more.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe will also feature a whole host of Yorkshire talent including Coquette presents: Moulin Ouse, York’s answer to Moulin Rouge, Jim Higo and Miki Higgins - Never Mind The Pollocks, a ‘genre busting’ comedy show that takes a satirical look at ‘culture and the arts’, Say Owt Slam, York’s only regular poetry slam, The Room: The Musical, a musical parody of what’s routinely cited as the best bad film ever, Sam & Tom from TV who will be ‘knocking out’ some skits and one of the UK’s hottest young comedy talents Tony Jameson performs his new stand up show.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Pop Up Shop is open for business in the heart of the city - taking over part of the Visit York Information Centre in Museum Street. The Pop Up Shop is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Steve Brown, MD of Make It York, said: “The Great Yorkshire Fringe is a great addition to the York Festival calendar. It is bold, it is ambitious and I’m sure there will be a tremendous response from the people of York and across Yorkshire – it looks set to be a brilliant new festival. We’re delighted to host The Great Yorkshire Fringe Pop Up Shop and we look forward to the event this July and August.”

Martin Witts, The Great Yorkshire Fringe founder, said “The Great Yorkshire Fringe is just one month away and we’re delighted with the line-up. It looks set to be a packed 10 days on our Parliament Street village green!”

There will also be several bars and food areas, with street food curated by The New Ebor Street Feast, celebrating and serving up the finest food and drink from the Yorkshire region.

Visit for full listings or to buy your tickets or follow The Great Yorkshire Fringe at and using the hashtag #funnyasowt. You
can also contact the Box Office on 01904 500600.


For more information:
(Yorkshire) Anne Taylor or Evie Lees on or or call 01904 500500. OR
(National) Kevin Wilson on or call 07884368697 For high res images visit:

Notes to Editor:

Make It York (York’s new Destination Organisation) has an overarching remit to market the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally - as an exciting place to live, visit, study and do business. The remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment.

Visit York is a part of Make It York and is the leisure tourism brand
Under the brand Visit York, Make It York’s aim is to market York as a must-see world-class destination to the leisure visitor and ensure investment to develop the quality of tourism in York

Key tourism facts:
6.7 million visitors annually, £573 million total visitor spend, supporting 19,000 jobs

For further information and to request an interview please contact:
Kay Hyde – Head of Communications – Make It York
Direct Line: 01904 554451
Mobile: 07506 048852

Katie Parsons – Senior Communications Executive – Make It York
Direct Line: 01904 554436