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Shaftesbury Fringe 2016

Supported by

Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Morton New estate agents, Shaftesbury & District Chamber of Commerce, Shaftesbury & District Tourism Association, Shaftesbury Task Force and Shaftesbury Town Council.

Anne-Louise Richards
The Shows

Check out the Shows page! All of the Shows in date order so you can plan your trip 🙂


A gallery of more than 160 photographs taken by James Thrift during the fringe! Is your show in there?

Shaftesbury Fringe is a not-for-profit, open access, arts and performance festival.
Like the Edinburgh Fringe but … in Shaftesbury!


The results are in… we can now announce the Fringe Award Winners!


The Country Child Magazine Best Children’s Show Award, £50:
“My Way Or The Highway” by Brave Bold Drama

The Turnbull’s Delicatessen Best Comedy Show Award, £50:
“The Halo Effect” by Gareth Richards

The Shaftesbury Rotary Club Best Music (classical, opera, choir and band) Show Award, £50:
“Close Harmony, Tea and Cake at the Grosvenor” by Palida & SteamHeat

The Picture Frames of Shaftesbury Best Music (popular) Show Award, £50:
“Scuttleshake Live” – by Scuttleshake

The Glad Rags Best Theatre and Spoken Word Show Award, £50:
“The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner” by Tor Theatre

The Shaftesbury Chamber Of Commerce Best Variety Show Award, £50:
“Life & Times Of Marie Lloyd” by Rita Barrington + accompanist James Crawshaw

The Blackmore Vale Dairy Best in Fringe Award – Shaftesbury Fringe 2016, £100:
“The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner” by Tor Theatre

The Blackmore Vale Dairy Best in Fringe (Youth), £100:
“It’s Been A Long Week” by Jacob Hulland


There was stiff competition in every category, so well done everyone who took part! 🙂 .


The Fringe is over, and we want to know what you think. We want to keep makeing the Shaftesbury Fringe the best it can be, so if you have an opinion please answer the questions below.

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