Dublin Fringe Festival is home to bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventures audiences. Fringe is a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers.

The festival is where artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. An active curator, Fringe supports artistic vision, ambition and excellence across a range of art forms. It offers supports, resources, space, time and professional development to the Irish independent arts sector.

Followed by fans and first-timers alike, Dublin Fringe Festival draws more than 30,000 spectators for 16 days and nights each September, transforming Dublin into an exposé of great creative talent from around the globe. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, introducing artist sand audiences and playing a pivotal role in the fabric of Dublin and Irish Cultural life.

Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.

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
The Dock, Accenture

Patrick Walshe

Patrick Walshe pic
Philip Lee Solicitors

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.