Shaftesbury Fringe 2017 is over for this year but what a weekend it was!
We would love to say a massive thank you to all our brilliant performers, their lovely audiences, our beautiful venues and to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it happen.
Check out our 2017 gallery now!
We look forward to welcoming you to another fabulous weekend of fun and frolics next year at Shaftesbury Fringe 2018 – 29th June to 1st July 2018.


Wild Camping At The Shaftesbury Fringe!

If you haven't already booked your accommodation, here’s an idea for you... why not enjoy a proper festival experience by ...
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60 Seconds with…Jacqueline Kroft!

The beautiful and amazingly talented Jacqueline Kroft tells us about perfect parents and learning scales on both hands... Q: How ...
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Sssh! It’s The BIG Shaftesbury Silence!

You’ve probably heard of ‘The Big Quiet’ which takes place in New Yorks Central Park, well now we have ‘The ...
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60 Seconds with…Anne-Louise!

We talk to the Shaftesbury based folk singer about classical concerts and middle earth. Here's 60 seconds with Anne-Louise... Q: ...
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60 Seconds with…Dr Blue!

We talk to Tom Waits' 'love child' about his music and find out what he's got planned for Shaftesbury Fringe ...
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60 Seconds with…Sebastian Hayes!

We are very excited to be welcoming local science fiction writer Sebastian Hayes back to the Fringe this year for ...
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60 Seconds with…Col Howarth!

We talk to the smiling assassin about The Edinburgh Fringe, coin tricks and Stan Laurel in drag. Here's 60 seconds ...
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Street Performers & Buskers – Free registration!

If you're a busker or street performer and fancy a trip to Shaftesbury fringe festival this July then we want ...
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60 Seconds with…Sam Fraser!

We ask journalist and presenter, Fortysomething Fan Girl, a few probing questions... Q: How did you first discover your talent? ...
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60 Seconds with…ScuttleShake!

We ask the award winning, acoustic four-piece to put down their instruments and answer some serious questions... Q: How did ...
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Black Pig Safari Tent Retreats – Glamping at the Fringe!

If you’re planning to stay in Shaftesbury for the fringe festival and fancy something a little bit different, look no ...
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60 Seconds with…Frank Pickering!

As well as writing novels and short stories Frank is also a musician and prize-winning poet. Here's 60 seconds with ...
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60 Seconds with…..Paul Lawless!

Q: How did you first discover your talent? Well, I remember really wanting to sing at a young age which ...
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60 Seconds with…Stu Turner

Comic, magician and lover of cabaret, here's 60 seconds with Stu... Q: How did you first discover your talent? I ...
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Team fringe announce their open call for performers

Team Fringe celebrated at the top of the town’s iconic Gold Hill last week after announcing that the popular summer ...
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‘The Shaftesbury Globe’ Shakespeare in the cattle market

One of the unlikeliest hit venues of the 2016 fringe was Shaftesbury cattle market. But this only came about after ...
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Key Fringe Dates

1st Dec 2017 - Open Call for Performers
1st Feb 2018 - Performers Early Bird Deadline
30th April 2018 - Performers Final Deadline
14th May 2018 - Programme copy and images Deadline
29th Jun 2018 - Fringe ahoy!

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