'Hiraeth' by Krystal Dawn Campbell, CFTF2017 - Photo by Dave Daggers

'Hiraeth' by Krystal Dawn Campbell, CFTF2017 - Photo by Dave Daggers

Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival 2018
May 31st - June 16th

Hello and welcome to our website! Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival was set up in 2016 to make theatre affordable for audiences and artists. Unlike many fringe festivals, this is not an appendage to an existing festival. The CFTF celebrates the pre-existing community of quirky, independent, original, and up-and-coming artists on the ‘fringe’ of the commercial entertainment industry in Cardiff. We are proud to say it is a Community Interest Company run by local volunteers.

New this year, we have Fringe Presents and Fringe Labs strands, as well as Online Route Tickets. Read more about these below, as well as info on the Free Fringe which is back by popular demand!


Fringe Presents

Events in the Fringe Presents strand are fully polished shows, most of which have been performed elsewhere prior to being shown in the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival.


Fringe Labs

In the Fringe Labs thread of the festival you’ll find shows that are either totally new, or works-in-progress. This will be a platform from which they can make their first leap into the public eye, and develop their work with the support of the theatre going community in Cardiff.


Free Fringe

Free Fringe is a selection of free events and workshops. There’s something for everyone, whether you prefer to participate or to spectate!


Online Route Tickets

Some shows have been paired with another show which is happening on the same date, and which has a start and finish time that complements it. The pair of shows will either both be in the same venue, or will allow enough time to walk between the two. If you buy a ticket online for both shows at once, a discount of £1 will be automatically applied to the total price. Most shows are around an hour long each, so with a route ticket you can make a night of it! We've tried to mix up the route tickets to ensure that you get the biggest variety of work possible. Look out for Online Route Ticket info in the pricing section for each event.



You can book for all the shows and events here on our website, via the links on each event page.

If you prefer to book over the telephone:
All tickets except those for performances at Chapter and The Sherman can be booked via TicketSource which incurs an additional £1.50 fee per booking. This phone number will be charged at normal landline rate. Lines are open Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am to 7:00pm (excluding bank holidays) and Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm.
TicketSource booking hotline: 0333 666 3366

Telephone booking for the performances at Chapter is available on 029 2030 4400 (charged at normal landline rate). Tickets for these shows can also be purchased in person at Chapter.

Telephone booking for the performances at The Sherman is available on 029 2064 6900 (charged at normal landline rate, open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm). Tickets for these shows can also be purchased in person at The Sherman.