New festival Alty Fringe is helping bring live theatre back to Manchester with a one week event at Altrincham’s Garrick Theatre.

The #AltyFringe will bring live theatre, dance, comedy and music to the venue in November, showcasing talent from around the region and beyond.

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Running Monday 23 to Sunday 29 November, the week long festival will host a Fringe Style series of events and has been organised by Max Eden alongside the Garrick Theatre.  They have been working together to create a re-introduction programme to theatre for the local community following its temporary closure earlier in the year; putting in place a number of Covid safety measures which include – reduced socially distanced capacity in the redesigned auditorium along with other safety measures in the foyers and other areas.

Speaking about the event, Max Eden explained, “With such an amazing abundance of talented artists and performers in the local region, I wanted to create a new platform for the arts and live entertainment which could be enjoyed safely.  Working with the wonderful Altrincham Garrick Theatre; we’ve introduced a number of new Covid-Safety measures and reworked the venue’s capacity to enable social distancing in the venue and make sure everyone can get back to enjoying performances at their local theatre and seeing their favourite local live entertainment safely, theatre is coming back, and I’m excited for a week of incredible performances!”

The festival will feature 12 shows, with the first one now confirmed as Hale Barns Carnival takes over the Saturday night slot presenting Odyssey Live in Concert with special guest Junior.

The complete line up is due to be announced on Thursday with tickets available from the Alty Fringe website.

When does Alty Fringe take place at the Garrick Theatre?

Alty Fringe takes place at Altrincham’s Garrick Theatre from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 November.