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A festival of live performance

  • World premiere theatre productions
  • Comedy
  • Music
  • Family shows
  • …and more
Tickets from£5

HighTide Festival of Live Performance

18th-30th September Walthamstow

'One of the most exciting theatre festivals in the country'

Time Out

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It’s a fantastic time for Waltham Forest and its residents ahead of becoming the first ever London Borough of Culture in 2019, and HighTide Festival is thrilled to return to Walthamstow for a second year of world-class live performance at affordable prices. At the heart of our festival is brand new theatre by the hottest emerging talent, several of whom are Waltham Forest residents. Building on incredible demand from our inaugural year, we also have an expanded family programme to keep young people (and their parents) thoroughly entertained.

In addition to our contemporary theatre and family shows, we’ll be presenting the first ever Stars Over The Forest, our talent showcase for young artists making waves in the borough; a sneak preview of Lil.Miss.Lady, a theatre-meets-rave concept exploring British Grime music and female MCs; big comedy names including The Horne Section and Tim Key; music from all female group TRILLS; play readings of newly commissioned works, intimate gigs in the back of a van with Soul in the Van, late night comedy nights and loads more!

Our Festival Hub in Walthamstow Town Square Gardens is free to enter and is open every day (except Mondays). Here you can buy tickets, enjoy food, coffee, our bar, and live music programmed at various times throughout the Festival. Come along, bring your family, and introduce friends to another of the amazing events that make Waltham Forest such a special place to live and visit.


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By day…

28 Sep 2018

Me and My Bee

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Soul In The Van

6.00pm - 6.25pm

Soul In The Van

6.30pm - 6.55pm


7.30pm - 8.30pm

The Horne Section

9.30pm - 10.30pm