The popular Arts Fresco street theatre festival in Leicestershire will return this September in online form. The annual one-day event is one of the largest, free street theatre festivals in the UK and is traditionally held each September around the streets of Market Harborough. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s festival will be pre-recorded and broadcast via YouTube on Sunday 13 September 2020.


A selection of performances from Social distanced Edmund and Hillary, The Covid Police, Team BGees and HMS Punnafore will be filmed prior to the event in a Covid-secure manner around the town.


These acts will be included in a virtual event, to be hosted by one of Britain’s leading festival and street theatre companies, Markmark, that will be broadcast online on the Arts Fresco YouTube channel from 11.30am on Sunday 13 September 2020.