Take Part

The Basics

In 2023 the festival will run from Monday 31st July to Sunday 27th of 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 £20 per ticket.

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

The Camden Fringe will provide marketing support for the festival as a whole. Each show will have a page on this website and tickets for all shows will be available to purchase through it. The Camden Fringe takes a cut of 6% of all tickets sold through our site.

We will also produce printed material to promote the Fringe. The exact format will be confirmed when we know how many shows wish to be included in this optional extra. There will be a deadline for inclusion in this, but an online only listing can be finalised at any time.

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. We have a number of fantastic venues lined-up to be part of the Camden Fringe.

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. If you want to perform at a venue that isn’t on our list and have booked that independently drop us an email so we can add your venue and include your performances.

For guidance and assistance on using Eventotron please visit the Eventotron Knowledge Base.

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 events and sets their own deals / hire rates. Be proactive about chasing up the venue(s) you are interested in by email.

There is no set deadline to apply to the Camden Fringe, but many venues start programming in January and popular slots will get snapped up quickly. Our recommendation is that you aim to have your venue agreed, your show details completed and the registration fee paid by the end of April, however an online listing can be finalised at any time.

Costs

The basic participation fee for taking part in the 2023 Camden Fringe is:

£99 – Online Only Listing For a page on our website and inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion. OUR BEST VALUE OPTION!

The Camden Fringe also takes a cut of 6% of all tickets sold through our box office.

We charge £30 for each additional venue if you decide to perform at more than one.

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 detailed above.) 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.

Alternative promotional options

We will print and distribute a slimmed down version of a brochure this year, but inclusion in this is optional. Here are the costs for participation if you would like to have a print listing.

£150 – Online + Standard Print Listing A page on our website, a 1/6 of a page listing in our printed brochure and inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion.

£175 – Online + Double Print Listing A page on our website, a 1/3 of a page listing in our printed brochure and inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion.

£225 – Online + Half Page Print Listing A page on our website, a 1/2 of a page listing in our printed brochure and inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion.

£300 – Online + Full Page Print Listing A page on our website, a Full page listing in our printed brochure and inclusion in Camden Fringe press and promotion.

Promoting your show

We recommend thinking about your marketing early, so it’s not forgotten about in the midst of rehearsal and production work. We have not set a deadline for you to confirm everything and finalise your show details on Eventotron but we advise you do this before June.

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 many other shows taking place in the Camden Fringe for audiences to choose from and your show needs to stand-out.

We will make a press list available to participants, so you can try to get some online reviews or press coverage for your piece. You’ll be able to monitor your own ticket sales through Eventotron.

APPLY NOW

Head to EVENTOTRON to start your Camden Fringe application.

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