Now in its 18th year, Fringe TheatreFest is a four-day feast of comedy, drama, street-theatre, dance, music, magic and more. 180 performances of 60 different productions in Barnstaple, North Devon, at the end of June.

Photo credit: Green Mind Photography

Fringe TheatreFest inspires with a range of performances at exceptional prices - £4 to £8 in ticketed venues, pay-what-you-will bucket-collections in outside and less formal spaces.

There are wonderful local companies on show alongside performers from around the country and across the globe drawn by our reputation as perhaps the friendliest Fringe in the UK.

If you're looking for a paper-brochure to help you plan your itinerary, you'll find them at the Queen's Theatre and Barnstaple Library. If you wish to support the Fringe by becoming a member, you will receive a brochure (and badges) through the post. See below for further details.

the 2024 companies...

click an image to find out more or go to shows for a listing of all 60 productions on offer

the benefits of Fringe TheatreFest membership...

A brochure and two free Fringe Badges (one for you and one to encourage a friend!) through the post. News and updates through the year. The opportunity to help shape the future of Fringe TheatreFest.

  • Fringe TheatreFest membership is an excellent way of supporting the event itself and potentially guiding its future.
  • The £10 membership fee includes two free Fringe Badges (one for you and one to encourage a friend!) and a brochure through the post. Membership fees help defray our eco- friendly printing costs - brochures, badges, Frequent-Fringers, posters, leaflets and venue signage.
  • As a member, you receive email updates through the year and invitations to meetings and events.
  • You have the right to take part in the election of the committee that superintends the activites of Fringe TheatreFest and you have the opportunity to contribute to the meetings of that committee.
  • If you would like to join us a member, please email us on office@theatrefest.co.uk or through the ‘leave a comment’ form on the contact page of the website.