The festival will experience a special online edition this year. The 31 young makers will splash off your screen from Thursday, 27th May to Sunday, 6th June, in razor-sharp images and crystal-clear sound. Enjoy graceful dance, hilarious jokes, enchanting music and accurate words. We cordially invite you to discover the pearls of the Dutch performing arts together.

Delft Fringe Festival invites everyone to the very first online edition of the festival. Enjoy a real theatrical binge-watch marathon. In your own living room, on the balcony or in the garden. Via your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Delft Fringe Festival lets them pop off your screen for 11 days, straight into your living room!

Dot on the horizon 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Delft Fringe Festival 2020 was unexpectedly canceled. But, what was practically impossible to arrange in 2020, Delft Fringe Festival seizes with both hands in 2021: “By opting for an online edition, the festival can be guaranteed to continue and we are empowering young makers, at a time when talent development is as good as stationary, a place to present themselves and expand their network”, says Roel Funcken, director of the Delft Fringe Festival.

Festival feeling 2.0

The performances of the more than 30 makers can be seen online at fixed times this summer via the festival’s website. Despite the fact that the format is different from previous years, Delft Fringe Festival offers a real cultural experience. Unexpected encounters, fun festivities and interactive experiences will come into your living room in a surprising way for a real festival 2.0 feeling! From buying your ticket to the moment you close the laptop.

What can you watch?

The 11 festival days are filled with more than 400 performances by 31 up-and-coming talents from all over the country. From dance to opera and from circus to cabaret. But there is also plenty on the program for children, expats and (international) students. With almost 225 hours of performances, Delft Fringe Festival is the online theatrical binge-watch marathon of this summer. 

What else is there to do?

Start your morning with the daily report “Daily Fringe” by Sabine Krol (known from the duo HUN). She walks, cycles or ‘tuk tuk’, together with an inspiring guest, through Delft. Every evening you watch “Delft Fringe Night”, a full evening program including conversations with the makers by talk show host Dide Vonk (known from podcast “De Makers”). Or create your own tailor-made program based on the timetable and meet the makers during a Q&A meeting after the performance! And can you no longer see the forest for the trees? The programmers give you personal online advice at several times a day.

About Delft Fringe Festival

Delft Fringe Festival gives young makers the opportunity to fly hours within a professional setting and develop further in this way. But also to entertain the audience, to move them and to let themselves be seduced by these fantastic new talents. Your ticket is their springboard. A springboard into the world. With more than 14,000 visitors in 2019, Delft Fringe Festival has become a household name. In recent years, the Delft Fringe Festival has offered a springboard to, among others, Lisa Ostermann, Eva Bos, Belinfante Quartet, tg Alles Valt, De Gestampte Girls, Jasper Smit and HUN.

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You can hear ArtsTalk Magazine editor Michael Hasted talking to Fringe Festival Director Roel Funcken on ArtsTalk Radio