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Fringe Theatrefest is a four-day Fringe Theatre Festival that takes place in Barnstaple at the end of June.

Fringe Theatrefest embraces the widest possible range of theatre forms. Events take place in a variety of circumstances including venues provided by Fringe TheatreFest, venues found and equipped by participating companies and many outside locations.

Fringe TheatreFest is modelled on the way that Canadian Fringes operate. The overall aim is to provide a low-cost, supportive environment and a level playing-field. The festival is not juried or curated - selection is by picking names from a hat for Regular Venues and in order of application for Found Venues and Outside Performances. No distinction is made as to the status of the companies - amateur, professional, student or whatever.

Fringe TheatreFest is supported by a large group of experienced volunteers who provide box-office, stewarding and technical expertise.

Fringe TheatreFest attracts invaluable backing from sponsors and grant-giving bodies as well as companies, schools and other institutions that help us in kind.

how to get involved

If you are interested in being part of the volunteer team, check out the information on the volunteers page and either fill in the form there or let us know via the contact form.

If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, please look at the sponsorship page and contact us by phone or email.

Take a look at the archive to see what we've been up to over the past eleven years.

governance and who we are

our partners and supporters for 2018

Barnstaple Town Centre Management are our partners in this enterprise.

Barnstaple Town Council have made availabe The Guildhall.        

The Golden Lion Tap have made available a venue and a box-office hub.

The Baptist Church have made their hall available at a special rate.

North Devon Councillors have supported Fringe TheatreFest with community grants.

The Plough Arts Centre have made St Anne's Arts Centre available.

The Southgate have made themselves available as a venue.

Take a look at who supported us in 2017

"one of the hidden gems of the Fringe Theatre scene"   FringeReview