The Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival

The Bay Landscapes & Garden Center Nelson Fringe Festival
14 Aug 2020 to 22 Aug 2020
Various times, see Fringe programme for details
An edgy programme of 33 shows from all over New Zealand rolls out over one week, in one intimate venue.
Event type: 
Various, see for details
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA)
Nelson / Tasman


The Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival is a tantalisingly boutique experience. An edgy programme of 31 shows from all over New Zealand rolls out over one week, in one intimate venue. Clever improvisors create nostalgia, the Bamboo Cutter tells his tale and we journey through a live Joni Mitchell album. Comedy, theatre, puppetry, music and much, much more- all bursting to life this year at the NCMA. One week, one venue, one sure-fire way to warm up your winter!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Bay Landscapes & Garden Center, the Nelson City Council, NRDA, the Rātā Foundation, Network Tasman Trust, YHA, Mediaworks, Creative Communities Nelson & Tasman, NBS and New World.

Interested in taking a Fringe workshop? We have a bunch for you to choose from. Turn your stories into stand-up comedy, find your inner clown, upskill as a storyteller, delve into cryptic
crosswording, get physical or meld your mind with other minds as you explore the art of the chorus. Our 2020 Nelson Fringe workshop programme is a feast! Gain new skills or build on existing ones with our top-level tutors. Check out from the 19th of July to see the options.

Written by

Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust

1 Jul 2020

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.