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Durham Fringe is a grassroots organisation made up of local people, working alongside local businesses, looking to grow a collective dream of our own fringe festival in Durham City. 2024 will be our 4th year, and we cannot wait to welcome artists and audiences once more. Information for artists and performers will be on the way this winter, sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about it!

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Framing Shakespeare art exhibition - now until 11th September 2023

As part of the Summer in the City Art Festival and the Durham Fringe Festival, come along to Cosin’s Library to see the temporary art exhibition `Framing Shakespeare`.

View 18th century prints inspired by the works of Shakespeare in this beautiful 17th century library.

#summerinthecity #durhamfringefestival #shakespeare #DUarts #DUCosinsLibrary
#FREE #art #durhamfringefestival

Durham University Arts Thisisdurham Durham World Heritage Site Durham Pointers

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Error at the Bigg Market is now available to watch on our Youtube Channel. Link is in our bio and below.


#durhamfringe #durhamfringefest #durhamfringe2023 #durhamfringefestival #northeastcomedy #northeasttheatre #modernshakespeare #acomedyoferrors #ErrorattheBiggMarket

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And with that the curtains close on Grow Up Magic Man 2023

What an incredible journey it has been - 5 months in the making, 4 sellout shows and over 600 people in attendance!

Can’t have asked for a better team at the assemblyroomstheatre and durhamfringefest can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Even BIGGER and even BETTER!

Huge congratulations to the other incredible acts at the festival, such an amazingly talented group of people and an absolute pleasure to watch.

#DurhamFringeFestival #DurhamFringe #MagicShow #MagicConsultant #Magician #Illusion

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What a weekend. What a show. What a cast. What a team. What a festival.

Thank you to durhamfringefest for the opportunity to showcase our debut show, Error at the Bigg Market. With such a talented cast in Dan, Emma, Callum, Becky and Sam, we weren`t nervous at how well it was going to do. We had laughs galore from both nights and the feedback has been incredible. We thank everyone who took the time to support us and come down to watch!

Now for a much needed break and then back on it! Keep an eye out on our socials for our next show!

#durhamfringe #durhamfringefest #fringe #northeastcomedy #necomedyhothouse #necomedy #northeasttheatre

dr.edgar.caurinus sjhonour iamabadger buchanancallum emmajayneey

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That’s it for us! We’ve had an absolutely magical time at the durhamfringefest - thank you so much to everyone who came to see us, and to the amazing volunteers working so hard behind the scenes!

It may be over, but it’s not over…keep your eyes peeled for us over the next year! Tatty-bye now!

#durhamfringefest #durhamfringe #durhamfringefestival2023

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Can honestly say I have just watched one of the most beautiful, mesmerising, creative, outstanding, emotional performances of my life! bendonaghyyy you are a true inspiration and Everjoy will forever live in my heart! Congratulations on an incredible sell out show!! Can`t wait for your next story. 💞

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Hanging out at Hogwarts! 🪄

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Just seen a sick (and totally gay) rendition of the Taming of the Shrew by menstrualragetheatre at durhamfringefest who did an incredible job of performing over the cathedral bells. Loved. It. Not an easy play to make into a feminist feel-good but they pulled it off, great work 💖

#durhamfringe #durhamfringefest #durhamfringefestival

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Good to die for!


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Tonight’s the opening night of Study Hell at the Durham Fringe! We’re covering science…which might explain why Alastair’s dressed like an idiot.

If you want to learn some Very Real And Serious Science, come to our show tonight at 10:35pm in Cafedral! And if you’re feeling extra keen, check out our story for a cheeky physics pop quiz…

Get tickets to our show using the link in our bio - part of the durhamfringefest !

#durhamfringefest #durhamfringefestival2023 #durhamfringe

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We have a favour to ask...

Last night we enjoyed two fantastic shows from the Durham Fringe Festival! durhamfringefest

One of which was an amazing performance by 16 year old singer songwriter amity_sings!!

We were absolutely dazzled by his music. He sang straight from the heart and has such a huge career ahead of him.

We`d like to ask all our followers to go show him some love! Please go give him a follow and take the time to listen to his songs on YouTube, you`ll find him by searching `Amity Miller`.
`Plasticine` and `City of Stars` were some of our personal faves!!

Can`t wait to tell people that we had ice cream with a (future) platinum best selling artist!!

#durhamfringe #fringefestival #durhamfringefestival #artist #music #newartist

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Durham Fringe Festival 🎙️🍹🎭🍾🎬🍻

Make sure to visit our pop up at durhamfringefest this weekend if you are coming to a show on the palace green! We have an amazing range of cocktails and good honest spirits available for you to enjoy!! 🤩🥂

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What a success! Click the video below to see the highlights from our third year of the Durham Fringe Festival in July of 2023.



Durham Fringe Festival wishes to thank this year’s Sponsors and Supporters: