Dublin Fringe Festival is a curated, multidisciplinary arts festival and year-round artist support organisation. We seek out and present contemporary, playful and provocative new work made by Irish and international artists of vision in an annual celebration all over the city.

Established in 1995, Dublin Fringe Festival is the agenda-setting festival for new work in Ireland, devoted to talent development and artform development. It is a platform for new and emerging artists in Ireland to showcase their work and offers artists at every stage of their career an opportunity to challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice.

For artists, Dublin Fringe Festival facilitates opportunities to innovate, to push boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. We champion artistic risk, ambition and excellence across art forms. We offer support, resources and professional development to the vibrant community of Irish independent artists. Our year-round FRINGE LAB resource hub provides thousands of artists with a space to experiment and hone their skills.

For audiences, Dublin Fringe Festival is about discovery. The festival programme stimulates curiosity and creates memorable encounters that enthral and embolden audiences. We make space for artists to use the city as a canvas and create performances in conversation with the times we live in. The festival plays a vital role in Dublin’s cultural life, extending the possibilities of what art can be and where it happens. The scale and environment of the festival welcomes new audiences, attracting loyal aficionados and newcomers every September.

Get in touch


+353 (0)1 670 6106

Sycamore Building
Sycamore Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2


Niamh O’Donnell

Niamh O'Donnell
Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) / Board Chair

Julie Blakeney

Portrait of Julie Blakeney
Jailbird Communications

Dan Colley

Image of Dan Colley
Creative Director & Producer

Lara Hickey

Lara Hickey pic
Independent Producer

Brian Melarkey

Brian Melarkey pic

Áine Mulloy

Image of Aine Mulloy
AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Dave Harland (emeritus)

Dave Harland pic
Omnicom Media Group / The Brainfood Store


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Dublin Fringe Festival is the registered business name of Dublin Fringe Festival CLG. Dublin Fringe Festival CLG is a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, and is registered in Ireland at Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Company registration number: 253495. Dublin Fringe Festival is governed by a voluntary board of Directors. The current Board of Directors are: Niamh O’Donnell (chair), Dan Colley, Luke Hardcastle, Miles Harrigan, Lara Hickey, Brian Melarkey, Áine Mulloy, Patrick Walshe, Mary Dunphy (emeritus) and Dave Harland (emeritus).

We are committed to good governance and have embarked on the journey of compliance with the Charities Regulator's Charities Governance Code. Our governing document is available here

Dublin Fringe Festival keeps detailed records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. Our most recent statements are available here

In compliance with the Children First Act 2015, you can find our Child Protection Policy Statement here.

Dublin Fringe Festival is also committed to comply with the Principles of Good Fundraising.

Dublin Fringe Festival is a not for profit organisation and is a registered charity with a valid charitable taxation exemption for the Revenue Commissioners. 

Registered charity number: 20037772.
Tax exemption number: CHY12698.