Culture is back with a bang and we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting as one of NINE new festivals to take place in the city thanks to the latest #LiverpoolWithoutWalls Funding including our very own Beyond the Fringe!

Beyond the Fringe 2021 is a FREE to the public family friendly, three day street theatre event, centred around the home of Liverpool’s 18th Century performance routes, Williamson Square…transforming the streets in to a playground for artists, producing high quality shows for the people of Liverpool on the following dates: Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October between 12-6pm.

Lucy Carew, one of the lead organisers, behind the festival says:

“We’ve had brilliant support and funding from the City, Culture, LJMU’s head of drama Nick Philips, the brilliant Bluecoat Chamber, the Playhouse and a special mention to the Liverpool BID team, Artists Melvyn Altwarg, Mat Boden and the team from Shiverpool, who’ve been brill right from the beginning and got behind us!

“We’re working with local national and international artists to make year one happen…and to develop, what we hope we will grow year on year in to a great event for the City and the communities of Liverpool!

“This year we can promise you, genius jugglers, mesmerising magicians, wheel wizards mellifluous musicians and much much more besides… So, get yourself down to Williamson Square, Clayton Sq and surrounding streets, 22, 23 and 24 Oct between 12-6PM- Something Special will be going on! See you there!

Internationally acclaimed MEN IN COATS will perform daily in Williamson Square main stage at approx. 2pm and 5pm on all three days – With over 60Million hits on YouTube find out why this is a show not to be missed.

One of the Fringe organisers Lucy Carew says:

“This has been a wonderful collaboration between artists from Liverpool, London and across the UK- It’s so exciting to be staging this extraordinary talent here in Liverpool- we really the city landscape to be the home of street theatre and outdoor arts”

Melvyn Altwarg (Covent Garden Artist representative) said:

“Liverpool has an opportunity and could take centre stage for Street Theatre in the UK.”

We will be posting more info and updating our website with times and all that Jazz and also social media channels too from Monday 19 September.

All enquires go to and, remember it’s all absolutely FREE we shall see you soon! Weather contingency: Remember! We Don’t Get Wet, we Feel the Rain!

This is an event managed by Naissance Spark CIC.

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