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River Stage Festival 2018

Free outdoor festival

13 July - 12 August

National Theatre

River Stage Festival 2018

Join us for our free outdoor festival every weekend this summer. There's live music, dancing, DJs, family workshops, club nights and theatre, all summer, all for free! 

Each weekend we invite a different company to takeover the stage with their acts and artists. This year we have takeovers from The GloryHOME Manchester, Sadler's Wells, nonclassical and a finale closing party with the National Theatre.

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Whilst you're here get your hands on tasty street food including cheese toasties, wood-fired pizza and gelato ice cream or try our local craft beers and summer cocktails. 


River Stage Festival Gallery

13 - 15 July: The Glory

East London’s alternative cabaret mecca brings a drag-packed tour-de-force of shows, DJs and outrageous fun.

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The Glory

27 - 29 July: Sadler's Wells

Dedicated to dance in all its forms, Sadler's Wells presents a weekend of choreography, live music and dance workshops.

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Sadler's Wells

10 – 12 August: National Theatre

The closing party weekend of family theatre, contemporary circus, music and dance. 

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National Theatre

20 - 22 July: HOME Manchester

HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary theatre, art, film and music bring their eclectic line-up of performances, dance and special guest DJs to our outdoor stage.

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HOME Manchester

3 - 5 August: Nonclassical

Turning classical music on its head and redefining the rules, this East London club night - with live performers and DJs - comes to the river front.

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Summer pop-ups