Your Local Pub, With A Difference
On The Fringe at The Shakespeare is your local pub with a difference. Not only are we a well-furnished, modern and spacious pub, we also have a packed programme of some of the very best theatre, live music and comedy events around.
There is a packed programme of workshops, themed evenings, poetry, philosophy, pottery and fitness. There is definitely something for everyone. Be sure to check out our listings pages for our full programme of events.
With a well stocked bar and performance spaces in our upstairs studio and in our bar area, whether you are simply having a casual drink with a loved one or celebrating a special occasion with friends, On The Fringe at The Shakespeare guarantees a great night in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
As well as being home to some of the best live entertainment and workshops around, we offer a series of fitness classes with a twist to get the blood pumping and hearts racing with our resident fitness guru Babette. She is fully qualified and after your class why not grab a drink downstairs.
We also offer performance and rehearsal space to local theatre groups and performers. It is part of the On The Fringe ethos to support local arts organisations to make sure that the North West has a healthy future in the arts. Our friendly staff are also big supporters of the arts and are made up from professional actors, musicians and singers. You may even see some faces you recognise from the big and small screen.
So as you can see, we are so much more than your average pub. We feel that we cater for all tastes, and whether you a lover of the arts or not, On The Fringe can become a place that whole family can enjoy for a long time to come.