Registration Opens for Brighton Fringe 2021

It's been a tough year for Arts Festivals - with anything beyond March either cancelled or going online. Brighton Fringe 2020 suffered the same fate as many of them, with an entire festival cancelled at the last minute.

Whatever 2021 may bring, let us hope that Brighton Fringe stays with us

Registration has now opened for the 2021 Festival, which runs from 7 May - 6 June, with registrations closing on 19 February 2021. Registration is a flat fee of £135 (inc VAT) whether you're performing 1 night, or 30 nights.

This year, however, there won't be a printed programme distributed around Brighton & surrounds areas. Instead Brighton Fringe has said they'll be reaching audiences in new (somewhat unspecified) ways. It's a shame to lose the brochure - one of the highlights of April was leafing through with a marker pen in hand. Edinburgh, so far, haven't announced whether there'll be a printed brochure.

Performers may be asking, will there be a Brighton Fringe next year? Brighton Fringe are certainly planing that to go ahead and have organised several Fringe Academy workshops running from December open to everyone, on topics such as Funding, Marketing, ACE grants etc. Further details can be found here.

Brighton Fringe is a superb festival - packed full of exciting shows, intriguing venues & will bags of character. There's some excellent venues -  from the multiplex Warren, & Sweet Venues to some truly excellent single ones such as Brighton Open Air Theatre & Spire. Whatever 2021 may bring, let us hope that Brighton Fringe stays with us.

Register your show at Brighton by going to www.brightonfringe.org. Registration close 19 February, 2021

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