It’s that time of year again. The Christmas decorations are (mostly) down, the New Year has come and gone and we’re all slowly shifting back into our normal routines. But it’s not all doom and gloom! Because it’s also at this point of year that we open up applications for Plymouth Fringe Festival.
After a few months of hibernation and another few months of quiet planning behind the scenes, we’re excited to announce that Plymouth’s annual celebration of theatre and live performance will be back this spring from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th May 2020.
That means we’re opening up our inbox to theatre-makers, dancers, comedians, live performance artists, musicians and anyone else who is interested in bringing a show to the festival.
Since the first Plymouth Fringe Festival in 2015, we’ve built up a devoted, supportive, risk-taking audience who love to be at the cutting edge of new performance work. As such, our watch word in programme is eclecticism.
In the past, this has meant we’ve programmed plays, poetry, game-based and interactive work, dance, comedy, multimedia performance, music, immersive performance, outdoor shows and other work which it would frankly be hard to put a label on.
This year is no different. We’re keen to being together a diverse programme of work which amuses, inspires, challenges and provokes. And, as ever, we’re interested in hearing both from artists based in Plymouth and the wider South West as well as from further afield.
The majority of our programme will take place in spaces within our three partner venues; in Theatre Royal Plymouth‘s **Drum Theatre and The Lab, the Barbican Theatre, and the University of Plymouth’s The Houseperforming arts centre. If you make work for alternative spaces or outdoor performance, however, then we’d also love to chat about that too.
In keeping with our artist-led ethos, there will be no charge for taking part in Plymouth Fringe Festival 2020 and artists will take home 60% of net Box Office takings. Tickets will be priced at £8 with discounts available to audience members attending multiple shows in order to encourage them to take advantage of the breadth of work on offer during the week.
The application form for Plymouth Fringe Festival 2020 can be found at plymouthfringe.com/apply
Applications will close on at Midnight on Friday 21st February and we will aim to respond to all applicants by Friday 14th March.
If you have any questions about Plymouth Fringe Festival or the application process then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.