Forest Fringe is an organisation run collaboratively by artists Andy Field, Deborah Pearson and Ira Brand. Together we create festivals, host residencies and occasionally commission new work as a way of helping support a large and diverse community of independent artists working across and between theatre, dance and live art.

We are perhaps most well known for the free venue we have run at the Edinburgh Festival for the last 10 years, providing space for new and experimental work within what is otherwise a very challenging commercial environment. Forest Fringe exists outside of any major cultural institution and without regular government subsidy as an attempt to provide artists with agency and community and to imagine new ways of existing together under capitalism.

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Paper Stages 2020

Paper Stages is a festival disguised as a book. A series of performances initiated by Forest Fringe artists for you to complete in the comfort of your own home. Read more…


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