Cape Town Fringe

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The Cape Town Fringe (or the Cape Town Fringe Festival)is a festival of Grahamstown Festival highlights.

The festival

This festival was founded in 2014 as a project-managed by the National Arts Festival. The City of Cape Town is the Host Sponsor, while Standard Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the event.

The general aim is to allow Capetonians to view more work by South Africa's emerging and established theatre-makers.

See also Fringe Theatre and Grahamstown Festival

The Fringe Fresh Awards

In 2016 they introduced the FRESH Awards to recognize outstanding creativity and stand-out performances at the Cape Town Fringe.

According to the website[1] the awards are made by a panel of industry experts drawn from across the arts and cultural spectrum and the awards are made across five categories:

•FRESH Music Award: outstanding musician, band or music ensemble

•FRESH Performer Award: stand-out performance by an artist in any genre

•FRESH Creative Award: outstanding arts practitioner making or realising work in any genre (producer, writer, composer, designer, choreographer, etc.)

•FRESH Audience Award: as voted for by the audience, using the "CTFringe app" after the performance.

•FRESH Fabulous Award: an artist or arts organisation working in any genre whose work embodies the spirit of Cape Town


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