The 2022 Wanstead Fringe line-up

The Wanstead Fringe is returning – from 9 to 25 September – with our biggest ever mix of cultural events and more than ever to choose from.

This year will see THREE plays during Fringe fortnight.

It also includes the launch of the first Wanstead Book Festival, with national and local authors coming to speak about their work.

There’s comedy, Kinema, tours, talks, masterclasses – and the mighty Wanstead Fringe Jumble Trail.

Sign up for events below, and buy tickets. Keep in touch with Fringe news on Wansteadium, and get email updates here.

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Fanfare to Fringe

St. Mary's church Overton Drive, Wanstead, London

Celebrated musicians-turned-lockdown ‘buskers’, Lucy Crowe and Joe Walters kept Wanstead alive with music throughout the pandemic. They will be performing a mix of old and new, celebrating music for being… Continue reading Fanfare to Fringe

£5 – £8

Wanstead Kinema

Wanstead Christchurch Wanstead Place, Wanstead, London

Outdoor family Kinema - Wanstead's most atmospheric night of the year - returns to the leafy gardens of Christ Church on Saturday 10th September. This year we are showing a… Continue reading Wanstead Kinema

£4 – £8

Climate Picnic

Christchurch Green Woodbine Place, Wanstead, London

Come along to Christchurch Green, bring a picnic and a blanket, and show your support for climate action while finding out more about what you can do to help. Organised… Continue reading Climate Picnic

A Night of Jazz and Blues with Ray

The Duke 79 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London

Ray and his band takes us on a musical journey of Blues, Jazz, spoken word, and country.


Spoken Word Night

City Place Coffee 5 Clock House Parade, Wanstead, London

Poets, performers, spoken word artists gather at City Place Coffee for one of the most engaging events of the Fringe.

90s Football Quiz

The Duke 79 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London

Relive the golden days of football's 1990s heyday with this quiz hosted by Chris Scull, host of West Ham TV, presenter of Quickly Kevin, and author of Can We Not… Continue reading 90s Football Quiz


Wanstead Festival

Christchurch Green Woodbine Place, Wanstead, London

The annual festival on Christ Church Green with music, food, stalls and family fun.

Jazz Vespers

Christ Church Wanstead

Jazz Vespers is a reflective candlelit service centred around Jazz and supports local musicians with the Nick Tomalin Quartet - consisting of Piano, Sax, Bass and Drums and professional singer… Continue reading Jazz Vespers

Fringe comedy night feat. Jeff Innocent

Eton Manor Rugby Club The New Wilderness, Nutter Lane, Wanstead, London

Jeff Innocent returns to the Wanstead Fringe with support including Mark Silcox.


The Power of Film

The Larder 39 High Street, Wanstead, London

Documentary filmmaker and screen writer Dan Endelstyn, who is trying to bring about practical change by building a renewable power station on his Walthamstow street, will be speaking on the… Continue reading The Power of Film


Fringe comedy night feat. Mark Simmons

Eton Manor Rugby Club The New Wilderness, Nutter Lane, Wanstead, London

Mark Simmons headlines this year's fringe finale - which also includes old favourite Radu Isaac.