Stroud Fringe 2017


Stroud Fringe Festival takes place over the August bank holiday weekend – Friday 25th to Sunday 27th, 2017. It showcases a huge variety of music, comedy and literature with the recent addition of the Stroud Fringe Food Street and the infamous Block Party.

Music & Entertainment times:

Friday – 16:00 till 23:30

Saturday – 11:00 till 23:30

Sunday – 11:00 till 23:00


By train

Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds are at the heart of the British Rail network with mainline trains to the Cotswolds from London, the Midlands and the North and the South West of England. There are mainline railway stations at Cam and Dursley, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Kemble (serving Cirencester), Moreton-in-Marsh, Stonehouse, Stroud and Ashchurch (for Tewkesbury).

For detailed rail information and prices for rail travel please look at the following sites: National Rail, First Great Western or The Train Line.

By bus

The National Express network runs bus travel throughout England. It offers a range of discount fares and travel passes.

The Cotswolds is easy to get around by bus with many local bus services linking to Stroud.

For further information please look at the following sites: National Express, Traveline or the Gloucestershire County Council – transport and travel pages.

By car

With the M5 dividing the west of the District and the M4 to the south, driving times are thankfully short. Here are a few examples: London 2 hours, Manchester 2½ hours, Birmingham 1½ hours, Bath 1 hour, Stratford 1½ hours, Bristol 30 minutes.

Parking is abundant in Stroud but some access may be restricted during the festival – please check on the district council website for more information about parking.


Glamping is available in Stratford Park and includes access to the Leisure Centre and Lido over the weekend. Booking through

Health & Safety

For detailed information please see our Health & Safety Policy for the Stroud Fringe.

Safety tips

  1. Keep your phone well hidden
  2. Stay in groups and be tolerant of friends slowing you down
  3. Arrange an easy meeting point with your friends and that you will be there if you get split up
  4. If you do become a victim of crime – do not resist – give them what they want and make sure you get a good look at them or their clothes and make a note of exactly where you are.

Anti social behaviour

We ask everyone coming to the Stroud Fringe to consider others.

Stroud Fringe will not tolerate anti-social behaviour. We define anti-social behaviour as that which interferes with the enjoyment of others.

If you have any concerns or wish to report anyone who may be being anti-social, or offensive, please ensure you speak to a member of our security or stewarding team – they take all reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and will pass information on to police where necessary.

Please see our festival rules for further information.