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4th – 20th May 2018

The Fringe is now over for 2017. Our 2017 coverage is below.

Welcome to our coverage of Wandsworth Fringe. Wandsworth Fringe is still a relatively new fringe and has grown significantly this year.  It is is also known more officially now as Wandsworth Arts Fringe.

“Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) is a new, vibrant, annual showcase of creative activity taking place across the borough of Wandsworth each May.”

Essential Links

Visit the Wandsworth Arts Fringe web site

Browse the programme

Find out more

Read the Scrapbook

Join them on Facebook

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I want to see… at Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Our intelligent and intuitive way to find a show or event at Wandsworth Arts Fringe. All of the shows below are recommended by us.

I want to see…

… a Wandsworth Arts Fringe Grand Prix-winning performer. Then see Dan Simpson – Avocado Economics

… some Oscar Wilde. Then see The Importance of Being Earnest

…stand-up comedy about life in India and then coming to the west with no language, culture, personality or clue. Then see Curried Mustard

… a personal odyssey through time, theatre, space, opera and Shakespeare. Then see Mezzo Sings the Bard

… some local historical theatre. Then see Traitors, Cads and Cowards

… some family-friendly, interactive live literature. Then see The Elephant in the Room

… some physical theatre from an acclaimed international company. Then see Pupik

We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Link Collage

Here’s a different way to find a show at Wandsworth Arts Fringe. We’ve chosen a few intriguing images from the programme that grabbed us. Click on an image that draws you and you’ll find a show – then get booking…




We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Keyword Chaos

Another way to find a show to see at a Fringe Festival is to trust your intuition. Each event offers a description with some unique and curiosity-arousing phrases. Here are a few from the Wandsworth programme. Simply go with your gut feel, click on a phrase and you’ll be taken to a show that might be the next one you should book…

“Together they tackle vital contemporary questions such as identity, roots, displacement, borders, and the concept of a Home. They travel through time and space, unveiling the layers of their personal stories and ancestral backgrounds, tracing a line from the personal to the universal.”

“She was a woman so cutthroat and cold, she would give Lady Macbeth a run for her money. “

“A chance encounter between two acrobats: a frustrated lover and a jilted dreamer. This is the story of two hearts making sense of imperfection.”

“Two men enter a forest… Fear meets mythical creature and strange happenings ensue.”

“A generation raised on fizzy pop music and cartoon aspiration crashes into the reality of a housing crisis.”

We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.








Here are links to news headlines and stories about Wandsworth Arts Fringe.


21st March 2018: Wandsworth Arts Fringe Reveals 2018 Line-Up (WandsworthSW18.com)

16th March 2018: Wandsworth Arts Fringe set for its biggest year yet (SW Londoner)

6th March 2018: Wandsworth Arts Fringe Reveals 2018 Programme (Broadway World)


21st April 2017: Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival Reflects Issues of Contemporary Britain (London Theatre1)

6th March 2017: Wandsworth Arts Fringe Sneak Preview Reveals Rich Array Of Choice And Quality (Broadway World)


13th April 2016: Whacky and wonderful! Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back and bigger than ever (SW Londoner)

20 <arch 2016: 16 days of art and performance with Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2016 (ATV Today)

12 March 2016: 12 things to look forward to at Wandsworth Arts Fringe (Wandsworth Guardian)

16 January 2016: Wandsworth Arts Fringe projects to receive £20k to fund May’s event (Your Local Guardian)