Ticketed Events

This year, Freedom Festival offers over 200 free events across the city alongside a small ticketed programme.

Here are our ticketed events for 2017 – shows have limited capacity and will sell out so snap them up while you can…  

Counting Sheep Revolution

Wednesday 30 August – Sunday 3 September, various times

Festival Tent – Queen’s Gardens, £17.50 (£15.00 concession)

An award winning, ground-breaking theatre experience thrusting you in the middle of a revolution with polyphonic singing, traditional Ukrainian feast and a 15-piece guerrilla-folk punk band – will you stand and fight? 

As close as one could get to experiencing a revolution without actually putting your life on the line’ – Torontoist.com

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The Ragroof Players present Bridges y Puentes

Friday 1 September, 7pm

Saturday 2 September, 1pm & 7pm

Sunday 3 September, 1pm & 5pm

George Street Car Park, £5.00

Focussing on themes of migration and the search for home, site-specific dance and theatre company Ragroof Players re-frame compelling narratives in a city centre car park.

Weaving a kaleidoscope of music, dance and language to bring the stories of migrants – both Hull-based and further afield – to life in this vibrant new show.

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Luke Wright presents What I learned from Johnny Bevan

Saturday 2 September, 7.30pm

Hull Truck Theatre 

A hurricane of a performance from a raconteur at the top of his game, in visceral, inventive verse. The only chance to see this show in the UK in 2017.

Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling” -★★★★Lyn Gardner, Guardian


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The Market Theatre presents The Suitcase

Thursday 31 August – Saturday 9 September, various times 

Hull Truck Theatre 


A desperate act of love brings frightening consequences, dramatic twists and unexpected turns.

It’s pure theatre at its best” – The Star Tonight Review (South Africa)

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Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury present 451

This event is now SOLD OUT!

Saturday 2 September, 9.30pm

 Zebedee’s Yard, Free

 Tickets for this event are free, but there is limited capacity

Immersive sound, dramatic action and pyrotechnics…groundbreaking theatre company Periplum bring a terrifying alternative future to life in this spectacular outdoor theatre event.  

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The Wilberforce Lecture presented by Mr Kofi Annan

This event is now SOLD OUT!

You are able to register for the waiting list in the event that more tickets are released for sale. Call 01482 300306, pop into the Box Office at Hull City Hall or email box.office@hcandl.co.uk to register.

Saturday 2 September, 3.30pm

Hull City Hall, Free

Join us as we welcome Mr Kofi Annan to deliver the prestigious annual Wilberforce Lecture at Hull City Hall.

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