The Online Dublin Fringe Festival

The Dublin Online Fringe Festival is the home to Online bold ideas, brave performing arts and adventures audiences. The Dublin Online Fringe Festival is a non curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organization focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international fringe artists. The Curated Dublin Arts Festival run by those who host the www.fringefest.com website, is restricted to around 80 to 90 Performing Arts Performances to be allowed perform in the Arts Festival in September each year, which are chosen by their Arts Director Ruth McGowan. There are thousands of very talented and entertaining Performing Artists and other types of no performing artists in Ireland that miss out being selected each year to perform in the www.fringefest.com run Dublin Arts Festival. The Online Dublin Fringe Festival run by the managers of www.dublinfringefest.com, as the only true Irish Fringe Festival held in Ireland, where every Fringe Artist that wants to provide a sample of their art, can have their performing art or non performing art publicly displayed for the whole world to see.

With the New Normal caused by social distancing, vaccine passports and mask wearing as a result of the promoted New COVID-19 world, the hundreds of small festivals held all over Ireland, the United Kingdom and other countries around the world, will likely not every operate again in the same way, or may not ever operate again. The the Online Dublin Fringe Festival will over time become the place were all forms of fringe art can be displayed for the world to see, view, listen to and enjoy.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival will return from 06 to 30 August 2021. Registration for Fringe 2021 will open on 05 May. Sign up to our email updates for the latest news. https://www.edfringe.com/ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 is under construction…

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is the organisation that underpins the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Its core aims are to support participants, assist Fringe audiences and celebrate the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.

Society membership

As an open membership organisation, we’re always looking for new and diverse voices to join the conversation and help shape the future of the Society. 

Members are responsible for electing the Board of Directors, adopting the accounts and appointing the auditors each year. Membership costs £5 a year to cover administration costs.

2020 Board Election Results

Following the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Apphia CambellJames Mackenzie and Pip Utton have been elected to the Board of Directors. They will each serve a four year term. Read more about the outcome of the 2020 Board Elections or for a full breakdown of results, Fringe Society members can log into the Fringe Society members area.

Our commitments

Our commitments

The founding principle at the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – to be an open-access arts event that welcomes anyone with a story to tell and a venue to host them – still guides the work of the Society today.

It’s our policy that no single individual or committee determines who can or cannot perform on the Fringe.

The Society was formed in 1958, in recognition of the fact that more and more performers were coming to Edinburgh despite not being included in the Edinburgh International Festival programme. Its earliest tasks included providing information to artists, publishing the Fringe Programme and creating a central box office. In 1969 the Society was incorporated as a limited company and its constitution published.

Unlike many other festivals, our constitution celebrates the fact that the Society does not vet the Fringe Programme. That means we have no artistic director and that the programme is shaped by the initiative and vision of performers willing to showcase their work here.

The Fringe Society exists to

  • Support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe.
  • Provide information and assistance to help audiences curate their own Fringe experience.
  • Celebrate the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.
  • Ensure the Fringe Society is sustainable, utilising its resource to the greatest benefit of the Fringe and its constituents.

Board of Directors

The Society has a Board of Directors which oversees our core Fringe Society staff in their year-round work and makes sure everything is in place to support those who produce and present the world’s biggest explosion of culture every August.


Below are some music audio samples of entries to the Online Dublin Fringe Festival

-With Out Blame -sung and written by Amber Darland from Austin Texas
 Wide Eyes sung and written by Irish Singer Songwriter GusMcCann
Grab Your Dreams and |Run by Scottish Trad Jazz Group The Mending Hearts

Submissions and Entries now welcome for the Online Dublin Fringe Festival Email enquires to:


Those Behind The Dublin Theatre Festival Are Missing Live Theatre April 2021
“Roses Trémières” by Berthe Morisot
“In the Bois de Boulogne” by Berthe Morisot
“Young Woman in Mauve” by Berthe Morisot

Art On The Fringe

Art On The Fringe is any form of performance and other types of an art form that has not been fully appreciated and recognized by mainstream art media outlets. Fringe Shows Do Have Talent …. amazing undiscovered, fresh and exciting talent ….


Please email your expression of interest to create and present a submission to the Online Dublin Fringe Festival.. all types of art and performance art can be submitted to be part of the Online Dublin Fringe Festival… email: admin@dublinfringefest.com

Overseas Entries

Submissions to the Online Dublin Fringe Festival from any country, any town, any city in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and from anywhere else in the world are welcome… email: admin@dublinfringefest.com to arrange the best way to provide a copy of your submissions to our submissions team…

Need help with filing an recording your fringe show performance?

Email our recording and filming team on: admin@dublinfringefest.com

Some Previous Fringe Shows

Fringe Shows Have Talent TV Show Coming Soon …. Enter your Fringe Art or Fringe Performance in the Online Dublin Fringe Festival and be in the selection for the Fringe Shows Have Talent TV Show…

Attempt 3.4 The Film. Filmed live at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Have the Online Dublin Fringe Festival Team help you film your fringe show and make into a Fringe Feature Film
Adrian Killian – Irish Comedian filmed at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival