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 audience max capped at 100. This is the natural venue for dance and large casts but, with the audience cap, also works for intense dramas. The space and the staffing comes courtesy of Landmark Theatres. wheelchair accessible

The mainstage at the Queen's Theatre with audience max capped at 100. This is the natural venue for dance and large casts but, with the audience cap, also works for intense dramas. The space and the staffing comes courtesy of Landmark Theatres.
wheelchair accessible

3 gallery@QT

A 50-seat studio theatre conjured up in the gallery bar of the Queen's Theatre courtesy of the stage staff from Landmark Theatres. The crreate a pleasingly intimate space that hosts a range of drama and comedy from the whimsical to in-yer-face. wheelchair access via the lift

A 50-seat studio theatre conjured up in the gallery bar of the Queen's Theatre courtesy of the stage staff from Landmark Theatres. The crreate a pleasingly intimate space that hosts a range of drama and comedy from the whimsical to in-yer-face.
wheelchair access via the 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 access via the 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 access via the lift

5 JCT27

A new live music & performance venue that opened in Spring 2023. JCT27 is a Fringe TheatreFest ticketed venue with everything from anarchic comedy to deeply affecting drama. JCT27 also hosting two of the three taster-sessions - Thursday and Friday at 1pm - and an exhibition of interactive artworks. wheelchair accessible

A new live music & performance venue that opened in Spring 2023. JCT27 is a Fringe TheatreFest ticketed venue with everything from anarchic comedy to deeply affecting drama. JCT27 also hosting two of the three taster-sessions - Thursday and Friday at 1pm - and an exhibition of interactive artworks.
wheelchair accessible

New live music and performance venue opened Spring 2023.

6 Castle Centre

Castle Centre provides a 60-seat, well-focussed venue for small-scale productions, 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, well-focussed venue for small-scale productions, 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

7 Masquerade

Masquerade is a new venue for Fringe TheatreFest this year. The venue is technically well-equipped with a range of performance areas that make it extremely versatile. Masquerade is looking to broaden the range of what's on offer throughout the year and this collaboration is part of that process. wheelchair accessible

Masquerade is a new venue for Fringe TheatreFest this year. The venue is technically well-equipped with a range of performance areas that make it extremely versatile. Masquerade is looking to broaden the range of what's on offer throughout the year and this collaboration is part of that process.
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 an audience of 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 an audience of 60.
wheelchair accessible

These venues are for non-ticketed, pay-what-you-will performances.
5 JCT27 gallery

A new live music & performance venue that opened in Spring 2023. JCT27 is a Fringe TheatreFest ticketed venue with everything from anarchic comedy to deeply affecting drama. JCT27 also hosting two of the three taster-sessions - Thursday and Friday at 1pm - and an exhibition of interactive artworks. wheelchair accessible

A new live music & performance venue that opened in Spring 2023. JCT27 is a Fringe TheatreFest ticketed venue with everything from anarchic comedy to deeply affecting drama. JCT27 also hosting two of the three taster-sessions - Thursday and Friday at 1pm - and an exhibition of interactive artworks.
wheelchair accessible

8 Golden Lion Tap Upstairs

The Golden Lion Tap is an old coaching inn that borders The Square. The management have generously made available not only the large back room as a studio/cabaret space, but also the beautifully refurbished upstairs room, variously used as a disco / karaoke / sports bar, to host a special up close up magic show. Limited accessibility - the hall is on the first floor, no lift.

The Golden Lion Tap is an old coaching inn that borders The Square. The management have generously made available not only the large back room as a studio/cabaret space, but also the beautifully refurbished upstairs room, variously used as a disco / karaoke / sports bar, to host a special up close up magic show.
Limited accessibility - the hall is on the first floor, no lift.

8 Green Lanes

Green Lanes Shopping Centre is Barnstaple's modern retail outlet with a history of hosting events within the precincts. Fringe is presenting a puppet show for younger people on the Friday, and Green Lanes is the wet-weather option on Saturday and Sunday for Mumm's The Word. wheelchair accessible

Green Lanes Shopping Centre is Barnstaple's modern retail outlet with a history of hosting events within the precincts. Fringe is presenting a puppet show for younger people on the Friday, and Green Lanes is the wet-weather option on Saturday and Sunday for Mumm's The Word.
wheelchair accessible

9 Barnstaple Coffee Shop

A popular breakfast destination for Fringe companies, hearty lunches and very good cakes and coffee. It has become an established tradtion that the first event of the festival - the preview Taster Session - takes place here at 2.00 on the Wednesday before the rest of the festival starts. wheelchair accessible

A popular breakfast destination for Fringe companies, hearty lunches and very good cakes and coffee. It has become an established tradtion that the first event of the festival - the preview Taster Session - takes place here at 2.00 on the Wednesday before the rest of the festival starts.
wheelchair accessible

11 Castle Green

Castle Green is Barnstaple's most extensive in-town green space. In the past it has seen dance extravangzas and inventive Shakespeare productions. It is the perfect setting this year for a comic journey through Pilton and Barnstaple's history. Wet-weather fallback is Green Lanes Shopping Centre. wheelchair accessible

Castle Green is Barnstaple's most extensive in-town green space. In the past it has seen dance extravangzas and inventive Shakespeare productions. It is the perfect setting this year for a comic journey through Pilton and Barnstaple's history. Wet-weather fallback is Green Lanes Shopping Centre.
wheelchair accessible

12 Barnstaple Library (2A)

Barnstaple Library is hosting a range of events throughout the building. Room 2A, on the second floor, will be taken over by The Enchanted Cinema: Orchestra of water, an interactive music / animations experience suitable for children aged over 4 and adults alike. wheelchair access via the lift

Barnstaple Library is hosting a range of events throughout the building. Room 2A, on the second floor, will be taken over by The Enchanted Cinema: Orchestra of water, an interactive music / animations experience suitable for children aged over 4 and adults alike.
wheelchair access via the lift

12 Barnstaple Library (3B)

Barnstaple Library is hosting a range of events throughout the building. Room 3B is a large, airy space at the top of the building which is playing host to a couple of engaging dramas on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click 'shows' below for details. wheelchair access via the lift

Barnstaple Library is hosting a range of events throughout the building. Room 3B is a large, airy space at the top of the building which is playing host to a couple of engaging dramas on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click 'shows' below for details.
wheelchair access via the lift

12 Barnstaple Library (foyer)

Barnstaple Library is hosting a range of events throughout the building. The foyer is particularly welcoming and always has a lot of activities going. Fringe is adding to the fun with performances for younger children and their families on the Thursday and Saturday. Click 'shows' below for details. wheelchair accessible

Barnstaple Library is hosting a range of events throughout the building. The foyer is particularly welcoming and always has a lot of activities going. Fringe is adding to the fun with performances for younger children and their families on the Thursday and Saturday. Click 'shows' below for details.
wheelchair accessible

13 Pannier Market

Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market has recently been repointed, repainted and refurbished. A contemporary art gallery has been established in what was the Cornstore and all sorts of events are programmed through the year. Fringe offers three performances over Saturday and Sunday. wheelchair accessible

Barnstaple's historic Pannier Market has recently been repointed, repainted and refurbished. A contemporary art gallery has been established in what was the Cornstore and all sorts of events are programmed through the year. Fringe offers three performances over Saturday and Sunday.
wheelchair accessible

14 Room At The Top

The Queen's Theatre boardroom is pressed into service as an intimate theatre space for intimate shows! It has a capacity of 20 and a reputation for providing special experiences so queue early at the meeting point down in the foyer to be sure of a place. wheelchair accessible via lift

The Queen's Theatre boardroom is pressed into service as an intimate theatre space for intimate shows! It has a capacity of 20 and a reputation for providing special experiences so queue early at the meeting point down in the foyer to be sure of a place.
wheelchair accessible via lift

15 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, They are key supporters of the Fringe 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, They are key supporters of the Fringe and they have made the venue available to us.
Limited accessibility - on the first floor, fairly wide outdoor staircase, difficult access to toilets

16 Queen Anne's Cafe - outside

Queen Anne's Cafe has been an important part of Fringe TheatreFest over the last few years. The building dates from the early 1700s an d was a meeting place for merchants on Barnstaple Quay. This year's Fringe performance will take place in the grassed area between the cafe and the Taw. wheelchair accessible

Queen Anne's Cafe has been an important part of Fringe TheatreFest over the last few years. The building dates from the early 1700s an d was a meeting place for merchants on Barnstaple Quay. This year's Fringe performance will take place in the grassed area between the cafe and the Taw.
wheelchair accessible

17 Hub on the Strand

The building was a cinema, a snooker club and a succession of nightclubs. It was empty for a while and now belongs to the Coastal Community Church who have plans to open it up for community use. Only 28 places are available for each Fringe performance. Get there early - first-come-first-served.

The building was a cinema, a snooker club and a succession of nightclubs. It was empty for a while and now belongs to the Coastal Community Church who have plans to open it up for community use. Only 28 places are available for each Fringe performance. Get there early - first-come-first-served.

18 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. It will shortly undergo a major refurbishment. 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. It will shortly undergo a major refurbishment.
Limited accessibility - the hall is on the first floor, no lift, large staircase

19 The Feel Good Larder

Recently opened independent cafe with delicious healthy eating options and fine coffees. This year, Fringe is offering entertainment for young ones and their families from Puppet Roadshow and a spoken word piece for adult audiences from 'lost for words'. Performances take place on Saturday and Sunday. wheelchair accessible

Recently opened independent cafe with delicious healthy eating options and fine coffees. This year, Fringe is offering entertainment for young ones and their families from Puppet Roadshow and a spoken word piece for adult audiences from 'lost for words'. Performances take place on Saturday and Sunday.
wheelchair accessible

20 Barnstaple Museum

Barnstaple's super-active museum is at the heart of Barnstaple's cultural offer. The museum promotes a lively and varied range of events in the recently opened Learnng Room. Fringe will be there from the Thursday to Saturday with an immersive installation plus a live performance on Saturday afternoon. wheelchair accessible

Barnstaple's super-active museum is at the heart of Barnstaple's cultural offer. The museum promotes a lively and varied range of events in the recently opened Learnng Room. Fringe will be there from the Thursday to Saturday with an immersive installation plus a live performance on Saturday afternoon.
wheelchair accessible

21 The Square

UpClose Radio - community radio for Torridge and North Devon - will be back on The Square this year broadcasting live throughout the Fringe weekend from 11am to 5pm, interviewing actors, writers , organisers and audience members about fringe. Watch live or tune in. wheelchair accessible

UpClose Radio - community radio for Torridge and North Devon - will be back on The Square this year broadcasting live throughout the Fringe weekend from 11am to 5pm, interviewing actors, writers , organisers and audience members about fringe. Watch live or tune in.
wheelchair accessible