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River Stage Festival 2018

Free outdoor festival

Final weekend: 10 - 12 Aug

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. 

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10 – 12 August: National Theatre

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

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National Theatre

River Stage competition

Tag us in your Instagram photos to win free tickets!

We’d love to see all your photos of our River Stage festival. If you tag your pictures with #RiverStage the best ones could win free tickets to some upcoming shows at the National. Read our terms and conditions to find out more details.

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River Stage Festival Gallery

Summer pop-ups