NEXT month Andover will play host to Edinburgh Fringe festival acts as they get ready for the popular comedy event. 

For the first time in its history, The Lights will be holding a week of stand-up comedy, showcasing some of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival acts that will be performing in at the comedy arts festival this August.

Before The Fringe Fest, the first comedy festival to be held in Andover, is being held from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12.

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Comedians taking part in the Before The Fringe Fest 2024Comedians taking part in the Before The Fringe Fest 2024 (Image: The Lights) With 10 comedians across five nights, the Andover venue will be host to names including Glenn Moore, Chloe Petts, Garrett Millerick, Rob Auton, Sara Barron, Josh Weller and more.


It’s going to be an eventful week at the venue, with food offerings from vendor trucks Peppones Street Food, Trash Panda Pizza and more as well as live music on selected nights.

Doors will be open earlier than usual, meaning audiences can finish work and head straight to the venue, grab a drink, grab a bite and then sit back, relax and enjoy a night of live comedy.

The festival will be held in The Lights arena, which has played host to comedy clubs and live nights over the years. With a plethora of comedy coming up in 2024 at the venue, including Rob Beckett, Miles Jupp, Omid Djalili, Ria Lina, and Richard Herring to name but a few, there is a rich history of big names performing on the Andover stage since 2006. 

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The Before The Fringe Fest is an opportunity to see some comedians who have already shone on TV, and some who will be stars in the future, with Chloe Petts, Sara Barron, and Glenn Moore who are recognisable from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo, House of Games, and Mock The Week.

Full line-ups are available on The Lights website. Tickets are available for £14 per night.

Tickets are now on sale at The Lights Box Office, or at or call the Box Office on 01264 368368.