The one month long multi-genre, multi-venue short performance festival is Estonia’s longest festival. Tallinn Fringe is based on the world's largest arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe, where performers and venues curate the program, not the festival.
With 31 days of festival programming from 18 August until 18 September, Tallinn Fringe is even longer than the Edinburgh version.
The curatorial process is the standout difference between a Fringe and your regular festival. If a performer books a venue, then they can take part in Tallinn Fringe. This guarantees a rich diversity of performers, shows and events for people from all walks of life and for artists in all stages of their careers. The program is only found online, so audiences are reminded to keep checking the website every Monday to checkout what’s been added as shows are being constantly confirmed by multiple venues around Tallinn.
‘’We have confirmed shows from Australia to Iceland and everywhere in-between including Iran, China, USA and of course Europe and the Baltics. There’ll be standup, theatre, music, dance, freak shows, burlesque and… well it’s going to be a full on month!’’ says Festival Director Dan Renwick
The first confirmed programming is being released on 1 June with discounted tickets available for most shows as well as many Pay What You Want style events.