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Nelson Fringe Festival


The Nelson Fringe Festival is the Top of the South’s quirkiest and only fringe festival! The festival runs annual the first week of May and is held at The Refinery ArtSpace AND Ghost Light Theatre. 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. In 2017, there were 37 original shows (up from 23 in 2016) from international, national and local performers. In addition to that, the community feasted upon 13 varied workshops from industry professionals. Thank you so much to everyone who took part in NFF2017. We love our audience, performers, visual artists, volunteers, sponsors, audience, supporters, adopters, audience (did we mention our incredible audience?). Nelson you ROCK! The Nelson Fringe Festival rocks Nelson and it’s the only place you want to be in May. If you are keen to put in a show or workshop submission for 2018's festival, submissions are open from now until January 1st 2018!
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