looking forward to 2019

The Tent on the Square


IMPORTANT DATES

Barnstaple's Fringe TheatreFest 2019 will run from Thursday to Sunday, 27 - 30 June.

Applications to take part in a regular venue will be accepted from Monday 19th November until Friday 14th December. The draw will take place on Saturday 15th.

Applications to take part in an alternative space (Found Venues and Outside Locations) will be accepted between Monday 19th November and Friday March 22nd. Productions will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and there is a limit on the number of productions that we can accept, so best to get applications in early.

See the performers page for application details.



what is Fringe TheatreFest?

Fringe TheatreFest is a low-cost opportunity to savour a whole variety of theatre. There are professional companies at the top of their game, community companies presenting ambitious work, aspiring professionals, schools, colleges, youth theatres and other groupings each with their own reasons for taking part. All share a passion to communicate. The festival is not juried, curated or censored. So the programme doesn't conform to a single vision of how theatre should be made or what it should contain but instead presents a wide range of approaches.

Fringe TheatreFest '19 will feature seven ticketed venues plus a raft of shows in alternative spaces that charge on a pay-what-you-will basis.

There will be around 250 performances of over 70 different shows in just 4 days.

There’ll be comedy, tragedy, dance, spoken word, music, circus and puppetry in a multitude of combinations - something for everybody!


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

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

governance and who we are



get involved

If you are interested in being part of the volunteer team, check out the information on the volunteers page.



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





our partners and supporters for 2018


Barnstaple Town Centre Management
are our partners in this enterprise




Barnstaple Town Council
have made The Guildhall available        




The Golden Lion Tap have made their entertainments room available as a venue.




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



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



The Southgate have made themselves available as a venue.



The Green Lanes Shopping Centre is looking forward to hosting alt space performances.                            



White Moose Gallery may be available as an alt space venue.



Barnstaple Library is looking forward to hosting alt space performances.




Boston Tea Party
may be available as an alt space venue.




Escape Down The Rabbit Hole
may be available as an alt space venue.





The Cove Boutique
may be hosting an all-day alt space event.





Barnstaple Coffee Shop may be hosting afternoon 'taster' sessions on 26 & 27 June.




Swimbridge Jubilee Hall make available staging and display equipment



Barnstaple Museum helps us with facilities on The Square.



Bideford College helps us with equipment to turn various spaces into studio theatres




The Common Players help us with the provision of the Tent on the Square





Take a look at who supported us in 2018


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



 

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