applications for Alt Space open

The Tent on the Square

Regular Venue applications closed.

result of the draw

If you're interested in taking part, head to the performers page.

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 a burning desire to take 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!

get involved

If you're interested in putting on a production, head to the performers page.

If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, head to the sponsors page.

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

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

our partners and supporters for 2019

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.                            

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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