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Nelson Fringe Festival

The Nelson Fringe Festival rocks!
29 Apr 2017 to 7 May 2017
Saturday 29 April until Sunday 7 May
Awesome shows and workshops for all!
Event type: 
Shows: $12, Workshops: $10-$30
Refinery ArtSpace & Nelson Musical Theatre
Shows: Refinery ArtSpace, 3 Halifax St, Nelson Workshops: Nelson Musical Theatre, 95 Atawahi Drive, The Wood, Nelson
Nelson / Tasman


The Nelson Fringe Festival is the Top of the South’s quirkiest and only fringe festival!

The 2017 festival runs from 29 April - 7 May. It is a nine day celebration of fringy theatre awesomeness - with workshops taught during the day and performances by night.

The Nelson Fringe has a life of its own, and is growing before our very eyes. This year there will  be 37 original shows (up from 23 in 2016) from international, national and local performers. In addition to that, the community can gorge itself on 12 varied workshops from industry professionals. Some workshops will be specifically geared towards performers and others towards anyone in the Nelson/Tasman community who wants to learn something new.

Not only that, but audiences love the Nelson Fringe. Our tickets are super affordable, and our shows are wonderful, sometime startling, and always entertaining. You may see a polished show by an international veteran performer or an emerging local teenager presenting the first play they’ve ever written. We’re willing to bet you won’t have so much fun for $12 anywhere else in town.

The Nelson Fringe Festival rocks Nelson and it’s the only place you want to be in May. Get on into it!

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Written by

Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust

20 Mar 2017

The Nelson Fringe Festival is where edges meet! The Festival runs annually in the first week of May. It is a nine day celebration of fringey theatre awesomeness - with workshops during the day and performances by night.