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HighTide Festival 2017

HighTide Festival is an annual festival of new plays on the gorgeous Suffolk Coast taking place between 12th and 17th September in Aldeburgh. Every year we present our latest productions as world premieres, surrounded by a programme of talks with world-class artists, play readings, comedy, cabaret and much more.

Welcome to the eleventh annual HighTide Festival of Live Performance in Aldeburgh. This year we are excited to be creating a new temporary theatre space called The Mix as part of the festival. It is a state-of-the-art, 260 seat theatre, and it will offer audiences a unique experience. With the support of Aldeburgh Town Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and residents, we are excited to be able to present it on the Aldeburgh beach, situated in the heart of the town but crucially not taking up public space otherwise used for parking or recreation.

At the heart of the festival are the world premieres of two topical and thrilling plays by new writers Nessah Muthy and Sam Steiner,and the return of last year’s sold-out hit Girls by Theresa Ikoko. We are presenting shows by Suffolk artists and previewing new plays that will be fully staged in future festivals, alongside a packed and varied festival programme of comedy, magic, family shows and artists in conversation.

The full programme, dates, times and booking details can be found on the website. We believe that what makes the HighTide Festival unique is the support and feedback that our audiences give to our writers, actors and creative teams. We look forward to talking in depth about this year’s programme and working your notes into our shows. Thank you, as always, for your support.

Steven and Francesca, Artistic Director and Executive Producer, HighTide

HighTide: Adventurous theatre for adventurous people.

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Attraction name:
HighTide Festival 2017
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Opening Hours:
Various see website for details
How to get here:

Directions to The Mix, Aldeburgh Seafront, Aldeburgh IP15 5DS (please note that other venues are involved in the festival - see website for all details).