venues

Tickets are required for all performances at these venues.
1 Baptist Hall

The Baptist Hall is at the top end of Boutport Street, next to the Baptist Church. This fine, historic building provides a large enough space to accommodate a generous 60 seat studio theatre, big enough to accommodate large casts, yet intimate enough for one-person shows. wheelchair accessible

The Baptist Hall is at the top end of Boutport Street, next to the Baptist Church. This fine, historic building provides a large enough space to accommodate a generous 60 seat studio theatre, big enough to accommodate large casts, yet intimate enough for one-person shows.

wheelchair accessible

2 mainstage@QT

The mainstage at the Queen's Theatre with a limit of 100 audience. The natural venue for dance and large casts but also for intense dramas. Courtesy of Selladoor Venues. wheelchair accessible

The mainstage at the Queen's Theatre with a limit of 100 audience. The natural venue for dance and large casts but also for intense dramas. Courtesy of Selladoor Venues.

wheelchair accessible

3 gallery@QT

A 50-seat studio theatre conjured up in the gallery bar of the Queen's Theatre courtesy of Selladoor Venues. Pleasingly intimate for a range of drama and comedy. wheelchair accessible via lift

A 50-seat studio theatre conjured up in the gallery bar of the Queen's Theatre courtesy of Selladoor Venues. Pleasingly intimate for a range of drama and comedy.

wheelchair accessible via lift

4 The Guildhall

The Guildhall is one of Barnstaple's most picturesque historic building and has been made available to Fringe TheatreFest thanks to Barnstaple Town Council. This atmospheric venue boasts a large performance area and raked seating that holds 80. wheelchair accessible via lift

The Guildhall is one of Barnstaple's most picturesque historic building and has been made available to Fringe TheatreFest thanks to Barnstaple Town Council. This atmospheric venue boasts a large performance area and raked seating that holds 80.

wheelchair accessible via lift

5 Jct27

New live music and performance venue opened Spring 2023. Hosting Fringe TheatreFest comedy, instant playwrighting and tabletop gameplay!

New live music and performance venue opened Spring 2023. Hosting Fringe TheatreFest comedy, instant playwrighting and tabletop gameplay!

New live music and performance venue opened Spring 2023.

6 Castle Centre

Castle Centre provides a 60-seat end-on venue with a low raised stage. It is a well-focussed venue, presenting gentle comedy, hard-hitting drama and everything in between. This venue has been made available to Fringe TheatreFest through the support of Barnstaple Town Council. wheelchair accessible

Castle Centre provides a 60-seat end-on venue with a low raised stage. It is a well-focussed venue, presenting gentle comedy, hard-hitting drama and everything in between. This venue has been made available to Fringe TheatreFest through the support of Barnstaple Town Council.

wheelchair accessible

8 Golden Lion Tap

The Golden Lion Tap is an old coaching inn that borders The Square. The management have generously made available the large back room that is well-known in the town as a music venue. This will be configured as a studio/cabaret space with room for 60. wheelchair accessible

The Golden Lion Tap is an old coaching inn that borders The Square. The management have generously made available the large back room that is well-known in the town as a music venue. This will be configured as a studio/cabaret space with room for 60.

wheelchair accessible

These venues are for non-ticketed, pay-what-you-will performances.
2 Queen's Theatre foyer

In the Foyer of the Queen's Theatre you'll find an installation to interact with during the run of the festival.

In the Foyer of the Queen's Theatre you'll find an installation to interact with during the run of the festival.

7 Barnstaple Coffee Shop

Great breakfast destination during the Fringe and very good cakes and coffee. The first taster Session will be here on Wednesday 21st June at 2.00

Great breakfast destination during the Fringe and very good cakes and coffee. The first taster Session will be here on Wednesday 21st June at 2.00

8 Green Lanes

Green Lanes Shopping Centre is hosting both dance and drama in the central 'market' area. Enjoy the food and retail alongside the shows. wheelchair accessible

Green Lanes Shopping Centre is hosting both dance and drama in the central 'market' area. Enjoy the food and retail alongside the shows.

wheelchair accessible

9 Castle Green

Castle Green is Barnstaple's most extensive in town green space and is the perfect setting for a shortened version of A Midsummer Nights Dream, a dance showcase and a tale of derring-do. wheelchair accessible

Castle Green is Barnstaple's most extensive in town green space and is the perfect setting for a shortened version of A Midsummer Nights Dream, a dance showcase and a tale of derring-do.

wheelchair accessible

10 Barnstaple Library

Barnstaple Library always has a lot of activities going. Fringe is adding to the fun with performances both in the upstairs rooms and in the foyer. wheelchair accessible

Barnstaple Library always has a lot of activities going. Fringe is adding to the fun with performances both in the upstairs rooms and in the foyer.

wheelchair accessible

10 secret location (meet outside Library)

Meet outside the Library for a short walk to the secret location (10)

Meet outside the Library for a short walk to the secret location (10)

Meet outside the Library (10)

11 Castle Mound

Atmospheric, tree-topped ancient fortification on the edge of Castle Green. A focussed space overlooking the town rooftops for some comedy and some drama. Limited accessibility - a well maintained pathway to the top but fairly steep

Atmospheric, tree-topped ancient fortification on the edge of Castle Green. A focussed space overlooking the town rooftops for some comedy and some drama.

Limited accessibility - a well maintained pathway to the top but fairly steep

12 Room At The Top

The Queen's Theatre boardroom converted into an intimate theatre space for intimate shows! A popular venue so queue early. wheelchair accessible via lift

The Queen's Theatre boardroom converted into an intimate theatre space for intimate shows! A popular venue so queue early.

wheelchair accessible via lift

14 St Anne's

St Anne's Arts & Community Centre provides an adaptable 40-seat setting for innovative work. The building itself is well worth a visit, steeped, as it is, in history. The Plough Arts Centre programme St Anne's and they have made the venue available to us. Limited accessibility - on the first floor, fairly wide outdoor staircase, difficult access to toilets

St Anne's Arts & Community Centre provides an adaptable 40-seat setting for innovative work. The building itself is well worth a visit, steeped, as it is, in history. The Plough Arts Centre programme St Anne's and they have made the venue available to us.

Limited accessibility - on the first floor, fairly wide outdoor staircase, difficult access to toilets

14 St Anne's Outside

The grassed areas flanked by St Anne's Arts Centre (originally a Chapel) and St Peter's Church provide an oasis of green in the middle of town. The seagulls like it, the pigeons like it - and so will you! wheelchair access to watch from the pathway

The grassed areas flanked by St Anne's Arts Centre (originally a Chapel) and St Peter's Church provide an oasis of green in the middle of town. The seagulls like it, the pigeons like it - and so will you!

wheelchair access to watch from the pathway

15 Bridge Chambers

The Old Magistrates Court, housed in Bridge Chambers, is possibly the most beautiful hall in Barnstaple. And is rarely open to the public. There are some great shows on offer here, but the room itself also has wow factor and is definitely something not to be missed. Limited accessibility - the hall is on the first floor, no lift , large staircase

The Old Magistrates Court, housed in Bridge Chambers, is possibly the most beautiful hall in Barnstaple. And is rarely open to the public. There are some great shows on offer here, but the room itself also has wow factor and is definitely something not to be missed.

Limited accessibility - the hall is on the first floor, no lift , large staircase

16 The Feel Good Larder

Recently opened cafe with delicious healthy eating options and fine coffees. Hosting some revelatory spoken word and some game-playing.

Recently opened cafe with delicious healthy eating options and fine coffees. Hosting some revelatory spoken word and some game-playing.

17 Barnstaple Museum

Barnstaple's super-active museum has opened up its new meetings room as a venue for a couple of productions this year.

Barnstaple's super-active museum has opened up its new meetings room as a venue for a couple of productions this year.

18 The Square

Soundwave Radio will be on The Square broadcasting live throughout the Fringe weekend from 11am to 6pm, interviewing actors, writers , organisers and audience members about fringe. It's also the gathering point for Audrey's walking tour. wheelchair accessible

Soundwave Radio will be on The Square broadcasting live throughout the Fringe weekend from 11am to 6pm, interviewing actors, writers , organisers and audience members about fringe. It's also the gathering point for Audrey's walking tour.

wheelchair accessible