Region: Dumfries

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

Mairi’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song. Delivered with her trademark wit and unparalleled musical ability, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with universal truths. As we learn about the song and its history, we journey with Mairi as she negotiates the politics of childhood friendships; the challenges of romantic relationships and the highs and… Read more »

AyeTunes! presents My Doric Diary

It’s December 31st, 2010, in Fraserburgh and the eve of Daisy’s 17th birthday. But all is not sparkly at Daisy and Granny’s house. Tempers have erupted and a disgruntled Daisy has locked herself away. Daisy is desperate to join her best friend at the New Year’s Eve party in the town’s Leisure Centre, but Granny… Read more »

Rachel Walker and Aaron Jones present Despite The Wind & The Rain

Rachel Walker and Aaron Jones present Despite The Wind & The Rain With support from Cairn Chorus Choir, with their Songs of Protest. Susi Briggs, Scots poet, author & storyteller. Lani O’Neil, local female piper. Join us for an evening of musical & spoken word tributes to the extraordinary life of local lass, suffragette, medical… Read more »

Landscape with Figures

Three Dumfries and Galloway poets present their spoken word performance, Landscape with Figures. Inspired by marginal lands and the figures that animate them – not only people but birds, animals, trees, plants and more – the show brings together recently published work with new writing in a seamless, illustrated production. Annie Wright (Dangerous Pursuit of… Read more »

MZA & CHiLL Productions present Craig Hill – I Always Knew I Had it in Me! Plus special guest Gareth Waugh

Scotland’s favourite Kilty Pleasure is delighted to be bringing his eagerly-awaited hilarious new show to Easterbrook Hall as part of the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. Renowned world-wide for his cheeky, irreverent and uproarious live comedy, Craig’s tours are firmly established as one of the best nights out around. His razor-sharp wit and unsurpassed audience… Read more »

Spoken Word with Patricia Ace supported by Chelsie Nash

Patricia Ace:  In this reading of poems spanning a twenty-year period, Patricia Ace casts her unflinching eye and full-blooded imagination over the world she encounters and the diverse creatures and environments that define it. Primarily concerned with relationship, whether within the framework of the family, or between humans and animals, plants and the natural world,… Read more »

SHELF presents Hair

Following a sell-out run at The Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2022 and a transfer to London’s Soho Theatre, Shelf are bringing their award nominated show, Hair, to the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. They’re very excited, please come. Shelf are a musical comedy double act. Sort of. One of them is tone deaf, so technically they’re… Read more »


City Breakz is an outdoor pop-up hip-hop performance trail. Performances will take place in unusual city locations, as four dancers journey through urban spaces, leading to one final showdown.  Each performer armed with a patch of linoleum and a sound system – will spring up in spaces and structures you least expect across cities and… Read more »