alternative spaces information

application procedure

  • Companies are welcome to arrange their own venue if they so wish. This could be a building, a tent, a vehicle or any other controlled space to which an audience might be admitted, or a public space such as a park or a street.
  • The performing company will be responsible for any costs and permissions associated with the venue but Fringe TheatreFest will be happy to offer advice. We have blanket permission for use of most outside areas in the town.
  • Alternative Spaces performances can be of any length. Companies are welcome to perform as many (or as few) times as they wish, so long as we have the capacity to steward the events adequately.
  • Alternative Spaces performances operate on a pay-as-you-will basis. We provide a steward with a collecting-bucket and companies keep 100% of monies collected.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd March.
  • Alternative Spaces slots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis - so early application is advisable. There will be 20 slots available. Applications will be made through an on-line application form. If the 20 slots are already claimed before 23rd March, companies will be put on a waiting-list in the order in which they applied, in case a slot becomes available.
  • Companies working in Alternative Spaces will pay a £100 participation fee which will be fully refunded so long as the company fulfils its performance commitments. We won't collect the participation fee - and therefore participation won't be confirmed - until we're clear that the activity can go ahead in the chosen location.
  • Companies are responsible for their own Public Liability Insurance. We will need to see confirmation. We will happily advise on cheap options.
  • We do our best to find free billets for companies from outside North Devon if so required but, given the knock-on from the pandemic, we are now finding this more difficult to achieve. In return for being billeted, company members are required to help out with four hours of volunteer duties that support Fringe TheatreFest.

application form

Here is the application form: Alternative Spaces Application '24

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