Applications are now open for a new arts festival in Chichester, West Sussex, which is playing host to a series of theatre and comedy nights, spoken word, dance and music events in local spaces throughout the community from 1 to 18 June 2023. Performance spaces will include more traditional venues as well as cafés and local entertainment hotspots, including a popular canal boat, and no fee is required to take part.
Chichester Fringe is looking for passionate performers, of all backgrounds and experience, to take part. Theatre companies, comedians, musicians and solo performers are encouraged to apply using our online application form.
Applications are open throughout the first quarter of 2023, and festival producers will contact all applicants on the outcome of their application in March 2023. Artists are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, with more information on our website.
Chichester Fringe works on a profit-share basis between the venue, the Fringe and the artists; we do not ask for any fees to take part and we aim to be as accessible as possible and provide a platform for everyone to participate.
Chichester Fringe will take the lead on venue liaison, marketing and PR, but artists are encouraged to do their own marketing to further their professional development and promote the festival. This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring and professional entertainers alike to get genuine experience in performing, whatever their passion or act, with support provided by Chichester Fringe producers.
The local venues involved in hosting Chichester Fringe include:
Draper’s Yard (Open Air Venue)
Curated by directors Katie Bennett, Simon O’Hea and Carol Webb, Chichester Fringe 2023 will take place from 1 to 18 June in Chichester.