We are excited to announce this year's Barnes Fringe Festival, with its usual blend of excellent comedy, theatre, music and more! Make sure to visit the OSO between the 27th June and 19th July to see what is taking place!

Friday 12th July at 8pm

Emma Stevens


Bringing a glimmer of hope and an abundance of heart, Emma Stevens’ music breathes life, honesty, and a lyrical connection with her audience.


Emma pulls apart the genres of pop and folk music, stitch by stitch, and re-assembles them brilliantly to her specifications.


With four Radio 2 playlists, an iTunes single of the week and over 40 syncs on TV, Emma is one not to miss.


‘A talented multi-instrumentalist’ (The Daily Telegraph)

Emma will be supported by singer-songwriter Elliott Meldrum.

Saturday 13th July between 11am and 2pm

Barnes Free Fringe


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See five excellent stand-up comedians, all for absolutely free!

This year's Barnes Free Fringe will feature:
– Julius Lord
– Philipp Carl Kostelecky: "impressions and accents were pitch perfect, like those performed by a young Jim Carrey" (The Founder)
– Laura Mackenzie
– Will Hall: "electrically witty" (Broadway Baby)
– Frankie Brickman (MC)

There will be a set by a comedian every 15 minutes so drop by to get a dose of excellent comedy while you walk around Barnes Fair!

This show is free to attend though there will be a bucket collection for any donations you wish to make.

Saturday 13th July at 3pm

BARE: With Me


BARE: With Me explores the connotations of hair and beauty in our ever-changing society. Following the story of two girls getting ready for a night out, we highlight the pressure they feel to get themselves looking perfect. Including singing and movement, BARE: With Me also delves into Alopecia and hair loss.

It's just hair… get over it!

There will be a bucket collection after the show, with proceeds being donated to Alopecia UK.

Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th July at 8pm

Bed 13


The NHS has a funding crisis, A&E is full and ambulances are queueing up outside. This new play, brought to you by the Putney Theatre Company, uses theatre and song to tell the sometimes heart-warming, sometimes heart-rending stories of the occupants of the overflow ward’s Bed 13 and their clinicians.

Long-listed for the Papatango prize, this not-to-be missed play is part comedy, part serious social commentary, and explores some of the challenges facing one of the UK's best-loved institutions.

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