Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 23-26 2016


and we're off...

The tenth Fringe TheatreFest has started. 38 different companies from the UK and beyond offering over 120 performances in 4 days. A heady mix of events to provoke, delight and entertain.

"Probably the most do-able Fringe in the country, with plenty of theatre on offer and the chance to see all or most of it in one trip!" FringeReview

Take a look at what's on offer.


ten years old - and we need a helping hand

Fringe TheatreFest has reached an important milestone.

A large part of what makes Fringe TheatreFest so special springs from the tireless generosity of its volunteers. But there are also things that only money can buy - including the equipping of venues, box-office services, printing of brochures and publicity. Participating companies and audience members contribute to these costs but the lion's share of financial support is provided by the North Devon Theatres’ Trust. Without that support TheatreFest couldn't happen in its present form.

As a charity running two regional theatres, as well as special events, North Devon Theatres' Trust's funding is being reduced year on year and the ability to support projects like this is at risk. If you would like to help Fringe TheatreFest thrive and to celebrate its tenth year in style please help us raise £2,000 by contributing through our MyDonate page.

what's it all about?

Fringe TheatreFest is a celebration of theatre in all its varied forms.

35 companies will be presenting upwards of 100 performances. Everything from comedy to tragedy, dance to spoken word, large cast extravangazas to intimate one-person shows across a wide range of styles and appealing right across the age-range.

where does it happen?

It all happens in Barnstaple, centred around the Queen's Theatre in Boutport Street.

The Queen's Theatre houses 3 venues - studio@QT, gallery@QT, Room At The Top - and the central box-office.

Around the corner, in Paternoster Row, is St Anne's Arts & Community Centre and at the top of Boutport Street, about 4 minutes walk from the Queen's Theatre, is The Baptist Hall.

There are also productions that takes place in less formal settings. And you will be able to watch 5 minute 'tasters' at the Barnstaple Coffee Shop.

Further information on the venues page.


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