3rd - 7th
National Festival venues and various locations across the City Centre
There's lots to see and do beyond the main stages of our annual National Festival. Make the most of your session, day, or week with Festival Fringe!
Right across the National Festival week performers can get involved with pop-up performances on stages across the City Centre, as well as loads of different workshops and hands-on sessions led by professional musicians and leading arts organisations.
There really is something for everyone!
Festival Fringe will be back 3-7 July 2018, so put the dates in your diary and stay tuned!
Performer Workshops July 2017
A hands-on music workshop in the CBSO Centre led by Richard Frostick - teacher, workshop leader and choral director. Classes are asked to prepare a short musical phrase or rhythm in advance of the event that will be used in the workshop.
Free tickets which grant unlimited access to Music for Youth's National Festival where you can hear groups of inspiring young musicians perform in Birmingham's most prestigious concert halls. Check out the full programme here.
Catch a Fringe Stage Performance!
Scheduled for lunchtimes and early evenings throughout the Festival week, Festival Fringe stages are programmed to ensure you can catch a whole range of different groups in free, open access performances at various locations with your lunch, or a refreshing evening drink!
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