Camden Fringe

3rd - 30th August 2020

Take Part

We are now taking applications for the 2020 Camden Fringe.

This year applications and submission of marketing information will be processed through eventotron.com. The deadline for applications is the 31st of March 2020.

The Basics

The Camden Fringe take place for 4 weeks. In 2020 the festival will run from Monday 3rd August to Sunday 30th August. All performances must take place within these dates.

There is a minimum charge of £5 per ticket (we don't do free shows) and a cap of £15 per ticket.

It is free to apply but there is a charge for participating as part of the Camden Fringe.

The Camden Fringe produces a full colour A5 brochure to list each show individually and provide marketing support for the festival as a whole. Tickets for all shows will be sold via this website from June 1st. The Camden Fringe takes a cut of 5% of all tickets sold through our box office.

Applications

To apply to the Camden Fringe you need to create a simple account on Eventotron for your show and then select our festival to apply to.

You'll need to fill in further information about event and select which venues you'd like to apply to.

You can apply to up to 6 venues via Eventotron. Please try and pick those that are most appropriate for your show - pay attention to the size of performance space, the equipment and the type style of show that the venue specialises in.

Each venue programmes their own event and sets their own deals and hire rates. Be proactive about chasing up the venue(s) you are interested in.

Applications open on 1st January and close on the 31st March 2019. Late applications will be accepted, but you won't get your pick of slots and you may not be included in the printed brochure.

You can also seek out your own space to perform in within the borough of Camden. We are happy to include non-theatre venues or outdoor spaces that can be utilized for performances. Email us to let us know if you are planning to do this.

Costs

The participation fees for taking part in the 2020 Camden Fringe are:

£99 – Standard Inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion, on the website and a standard (1/6 of a page) listing and image in the printed brochure.

£165 – Enhanced Inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion, on the website and a double sized (1/3 of a page) listing and image in the printed brochure.

£250 – Half Page Inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion, on the website and a half page listing and image in the printed brochure.

£440 – Full Page Inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion, on the website and a full page listing and image in the printed brochure.

Your venue will charge you either a straight hire fee, a box office split or a guarantee against a split (this is separate from the Camden Fringe participation fee which is due in May.) The cost will be dependent upon the venue you choose, the time of day you perform and the length of your run. Make sure you understand the deal you have been offered.

The Camden Fringe takes a cut of 5% of all tickets sold through our box office.

Promoting your show

You will need to provide us with marketing information and excellent images for your show by mid-May (exact deadline TBC.) We recommend thinking about your marketing early, so it’s not forgotten about in the midst of rehearsal and production work.

Being part of the Camden Fringe doesn't automatically sell you tickets. We can't guarantee you an audience for your show - it's up to you to market and promote it, as you know better than anyone else what it is that makes your show brilliant and unique.

We will provide you with plenty of advice on the best way to do this, but be aware now that there aren't any sneaky shortcuts to success: you will have to work hard. There will be hundreds of other shows taking place in the Camden Fringe for audiences to choose from and your show needs to stand-out.

Our brochure will be printed and distributed in July. We will make a press list available to participants, so you can try be able and get some online reviews or press coverage for your piece. You’ll be able to monitor your own ticket sales.