Chichester Free Fringe to make online debut at Festival of Chichester

Chichester Free Fringe makes its debut this year, as one of the elements in the 2021 Festival of Chichester.

Katie Bennett - Photographer Andrew Matthews
Katie Bennett - Photographer Andrew Matthews

The three-day online event will be broadcast live from the Vicars’ Hall at Chichester Cathedral on June 16, 17 and 18.

Organiser Katie Bennett said: “Audiences will be able to watch all the shows for free, live-streamed through the Chichester Fringe website. During the streaming audiences will be able to interact live with the show through social media and donate buttons, which help support the performers to continue making their art!

“A host of performers take to the stage, to be part of Chichester’s first-ever free fringe. The full schedule can be found on the website.

“On Wednesday there will be performances from Comedy musical duo Russan and Royd, spoken work from Chichester’s Open Mic Poetry, music from local artist J David and new one-act play Under London, as well as screened content including comedy sketches and poetry.

“Thursday’s line-up features Arabesque School of Performing Arts in Musical Mania, Anger; An Audio-Visual Experience from Alexander Augustus, there will also be live music from Jacob Palmer, Rachel Hogarth, Stuart Ironside and Becca Huggett. That’s not all because we have an exclusive snippet of Original Case Theatre’s new show: The Tragical Performance and Retelling of Doctor Faustus and to close the evening’s programme we have a new comedy play Good Girl.

“Friday concludes the Fringe with a comedy night. Kicking off with a selection of screened content including comedy from Quirks & Foibles sketch trio and a short film Occupied created by Olivia and Fred Coppin. Restarting, a new jukebox musical from Parts Theatre Company will debut at 7.30pm, zero-waste puppetry company Dodo Dramatics bring their Mock the Greek and finally at 9pm, we have our comedy show, including Stand Up from Zara Cassidy and Amelia Stephenson, the NaNa Characters will take to the stage and Tik Tok creator Holly Hoskison brings us her 15-minute comedy The Life and Lols.

“On each day, performances will take place from 6pm to 10.15pm and will be streamed via the Chichester Free Fringe website.”

To find out more, see the Fringe website or follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: To find out about all the acts and links to their social media platforms visit: