About Tallinn Fringe


Tallinn Fringe Festival started out as a collective of circus, theatre, dance, music and fire performers each performing their own shows plus co-creating to produce a unique group performance during 5 action packed days in December 2016, in Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn, Estonia. The festival was called ”Boom Chika Wau Wau”

The festival was held as a counterpoint to the theatre festival ”Winter Nights”

Fast forward to 2024 and this 7th edition features multiple venues with a multitude of international and local shows under the easier to market, Tallinn Fringe Festival umbrella.

Tallinn Fringe is not curated by the festival team or a specially designated board of culture officials.

Artists contact venues directly and then the venues provide the confirmed shows to the festival. This ensures a diverse, vibrant and colourful program for everyone, artists and audiences alike.

What is a Fringe Festival?

Our values and commitments

👉 open accessibility to all performers from all walks of life and experiences.
👉 to provide a platform for non-mainstream arts and performance to find their audience.
👉 to assist audiences to see shows that are outside of their usual bubbles, to appreciate the colourful diversity of culture available in Estonia and beyond.

Fringe network

Tallinn Fringe is member of the Baltic Nordic Fringe, World Fringe and Circostrada networks.

These networks provide connections to over 500 other festivals worldwide that collectively organise over 220 000 shows for a global audience of more than 28 million.

For the press

All media and press inquiries: liisa.nurmela@fringe.ee