The end of June will bring all the best elements of Fringe festivals to Oxford.
Spread across eight days, more than 90 events and acts will take place at Oxford Playhouse and The Old Fire Station, Oxford.
Offbeat, created in 2016 also includes high profile comedians and 14 fabulous shows to enjoy before they head off to Edinburgh in August.
Now in its third year, Offbeat boasts an eclectic programme of theatre, music, dance, storytelling, family shows, comedy and circus; 16 of which are home grown in Oxfordshire.
The big comedy nights this year include David Baddiel in My Family: Not The Sitcom; Bridget Christie in What Now?; Desiree Burch in Unf*ckable and Laura Lexx in Trying.
There will also be The Great Offbeat Comedy Night composed of sketches and acts from Sara Pascoe, Ed Gamble, Phil Wang and newcomer Laura Pattinson.
The first Saturday (June 23) is designed specifically for the family with 12 shows programmed to intrigue and delight younger audiences. From Blue Planet III to The Actual Reality Arcade and subjects as diverse as politics and owls, the festival offers a wide range of shows at times which will enable young festival goers the opportunity to see several in one day.
Home grown shows feature verbatim theatre, a marathon play reading, theatre pub quiz, excerpts from seven of Oxford’s playwrights and a plethora of quality comedy and theatre.
Other highlights include Denim, an outrageous drag musical cabaret act, starring Amrou Al-Kadhi, who appeared as Judy Henchman in the Playhouse panto last year.
Blowfish Theatre will be bringing their satirical Trump the Musical, filled with raucous comedy and, of course, a terrible wig.
The Foley Explosion is a rare opportunity to experience live sound effects and looping technology in sound worlds that conjure a movie in the mind.
Hugely popular last year, Crying Out Loud and Circa Tsuica return with their highly talented international band of acrobats and musicians offering a thrilling contemporary circus spectacular under a star-studded big top on Oxpens Meadow.
Offbeat will again be partnering BBC Introducing with two evenings and a day of live music from local and emerging musicians.
The festival starts on Friday June 22 and will run until Sunday June 30 at venues including the Playhouse, Old Fire Station and Oxpens Meadow.
Most tickets are £10 or less.
More info can be found at offbeatoxford.co.uk