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The Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival

Friday 14th-Saturday 22nd August 2020

The Nelson Fringe Festival is a tantalisingly boutique experience. An edgy programme of 31 shows from all over New Zealand rolls out over one week, in one intimate venue. Clever improvisors create nostalgia, the Bamboo Cutter tells his tale and we journey through a live Joni Mitchell album. Comedy, theatre, puppetry, music and much, much more- all bursting to life this year at the NCMA.

One week, one venue, one sure-fire way to warm up your winter!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Bay Landscapes & Garden Center, the Nelson City Council, NRDA, the Rātā Foundation, Network Tasman Trust, Creative Communities Nelson & Tasman, NBS and New World.

Interested in taking a Fringe workshop? We have a bunch for you to choose from. Turn your stories into stand-up comedy, find your inner clown, upskill as a storyteller, delve into cryptic crosswording, get physical or meld your mind with other minds as you explore the art of the chorus. Our 2020 Nelson Fringe workshop programme is a feast! Gain new skills or build on existing ones with our top-level tutors. Check out from the 19th of July to see the option.

Family Friendly


August 14–22


Various, see Fringe programme


Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Tickets on sale as of 19 July

Tickets from


Ph. 02102654000

Additional Info

Official Website


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