About the Festival

Reykjavik Fringe Festival was an idea tossed around between three friends over dinner one night in December 2016, and within two weeks had become reality. By then the team has grown and gotten in touch with the Nordic Fringe Network, a platform for Fringe Festivals all over Scandinavia. Reykjavik Fringe Festival will host many international artists across multiple venues in Reykjavik on the last weekend of September 2017, and will be the final stop of the Nordic Fringe Festival circuit.  

Our motto is “Playful, flippant and daring!” and we aim to offer an exciting, multidisciplinary festival that can provide entertainment and food for thought to the masses.

Artists call - Application deadline 5th of March 2017. Pleas read our artist guidelines!


What is this Fringe everybody is talking about?

The Fringe as a concept began when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited to the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. With the "official" festival using the city's major venues, these companies took over smaller, alternative venues for their productions. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown to become larger than the original festival and has ended up encompassing all art forms, not just theatre. Fringe Festivals now exist all over the world in all shapes and sizes, and have artists showcasing their art whether it be theatre, stand-up, dance, poetry, burlesque, street performances, installation art, mobile art and so much more.


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