With loads of shows across the week in pop-up and hidden venues across the town, we’ve put together some helpful tips & tricks to help you make the most of your time in Ventnor! So whether you’re a seasoned Fringe visitor, performer or this is your first time at the festival, there is always a little bit of planning needed to make the most of what’s on offer.
You can book for all events at the Fringe online or call 01983 716767. You can also visit us in-store at Ventnor Exchange, 11 Church Street, Ventnor.
1 .) Variety is the spice of life!
Ventnor Fringe features just about all of the artistic disciplines you can imagine so don’t just stick to what you know, get stuck in! Take a chance, after all variety is the spice of life, and some of the best experiences come when you’re willing to take a risk and try something new! From mime to puppetry hosted by bingo, there’s something for all.
2.) Friends 2for1 Ticket Offers
If your going to see a lot of shows at the Festival it might be worth becoming a Fringe Friend. This costs £20 and gets you access to loads of 2for1 ticket deals. It also means you can get the same 2 for the price of 1 deal on shows at the Ventnor Exchange all year!
3.) Free Fringe
Sometimes the best things in life are free! Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore Ventnor during the Fringe and between ticketed shows. As well as the two main social spaces and bars, The Observatory and Parkside, there is are also loads of buskers, street performers, pop up shows and installations to discover.
4.) Dress wisely
Ventnor is infamous for its steep hills and winding footpaths, all things that make up its uniqueness and beauty! Many venues are spread across the town so its best to wear sturdy footwear comfortable for walking. Bring sun-cream and a coat – although we enjoy some of the warmest weather in Britain we do sometimes get the odd summer shower!
5.) Book key shows fast!
It’s always fun to explore on the day and see whats takes your fancy, but if there are a few key shows you want to see it’s worth booking for these in advance as many performances will sell out. In particular smaller venues like Pier Street Playhouse and Trinity Theatre.