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Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest






Our 2017 coverage is on the way.


To celebrate the fabulous fun of Fringe TheatreFest we’ve doubled what’s on offer!

Building on ten years experience, we’re adding a whole raft of outdoor shows and shows in informal spaces: Shakespeare outside, magic in cafes, dancing on benches, hi-jinx in the High Street – and much, much more.”

Now over for 2016

Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest has to be one of the hidden gems of the Fringe Theatre scene. Running over just four days, it is also probably the most do-able Fringe in the country, with plenty of theatre on offer and the chance to see all or most of it in one trip!

“38 different companies from the UK and beyond offering over 120 performances in 4 days. There’s a heady mix of events to provoke, delight and entertain.”

Essential Links

The programme is here.

Browse shows by time here.

Find theatre shows here

Follow them on twitter.

Follow Theatrefest’s Bill Buffery on Twitter @BillBuffery

Also find them on Facebook

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Our Top Ten Recommended Shows

These are our top ten recommended shows based on our review and preview team’s choices. We keep our ear to the ground and also have seen some of the companies elsewhere.

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I Want to See … at Theatrefest

Here is our quirky but highly useful show-finding tool…

I want to see…


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Link Collage

Here’s another way to choose a show at Theatrefest. Use your instincts and click on an image that draws you and you can reveal the show behind the image. Then get booking…

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Keyword Chaos

We’ve selected evocative phrases from the Theatrefest programme. Click on the ones that intrigue you and you might just find the show you need to see…

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Social Media at Theatrefest

Here are some of the top tweeters at Theatrefest…






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