• Summary
  • Venue


Freedom is very much anchored to the heartbeat of the city, but with a big global voice on issues that affect us all, both directly and otherwise. There’s a real undercurrent of revolution and resistance to what’s happening in the world at the moment, which we want to shout about.

But there’s also a huge amount of fun and playfulness – we don’t want to lose that sense that you never know what’s quite around the corner! It’ll be a carnival to be enjoyed and remembered by all. Something to make you smile, gasp, laugh, think – and happy to be in such a beautiful city where culture dances on bridges, squares and quaysides, in parks, yards and streets

In this wonderful year of culture, Freedom Festival is proud to celebrate its tenth anniversary as Hull’s annual cultural highlight. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the way it links history and the creative present.

Festival highlights include

‘Compagnie Off’: Les Girafes

Fri 1 Sep, 8.30pm. Hull City Centre.
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Mammalian Diving Reflex: Haircuts by Children

Fri 1 – Sat 3 Sep, various times. Solo Hair Salon.
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Ragroof Theatre: Bridges Y Puentas

Fri 1 Sep – Sun 3 Sep, various times. Hull City Centre.
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Superhallo: DJ Frietmachine

Fri 1 – Sat 3 Sep, various times. Hull City Centre.
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The Market Theatre: The Suitcase

Fri 1 – Sun 3 Sep (+ additional dates). Hull Truck Theatre.
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The Wilberforce Lecture presented by Mr Kofi Annan

Sat 2 Sep. Venue TBC.
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Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Sat 2 Sep, 7.30pm. Hull Truck Studio.
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Southpaw Dance Company: Rush

Sat 2 Sep, 8.30pm. Hull City Centre.
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In Place of War: GRRRL

Sat 2 Sep, 9pm. Hull City Centre.
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Periplum: Farenheit 451

Sat 2 Sep, 9.30pm. Zebedee’s Yard.
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La Collectif G Bistaki: The Baina Trampa Fritz Fallen

Sat 2 – Sun 3 Sep, various times. Hull City Centre.
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Freedom FEASTival

Sun 3 Sep, 5pm. Hull City Centre.
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Entry to the festival is free, however some events are ticketed.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


All ages


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Opening times

Monday All day
Tuesday All day
Wednesday All day
Thursday All day
Friday All day
Saturday All day
Sunday All day