Applications are open for 2024
First wave applications close on the 18th December - find out more and apply to join us!
Second wave applications will open in January. Those who have applied sooner will have priority in our scheduling.
What is Chichester Fringe?
Chichester Fringe is an arts festival in Chichester, West Sussex, showcasing theatre, comedy, music, dance, spoken word and more from talented performers. We break down barriers for artists, providing venues, mentoring support and a space without financial risk to the performers themselves (and of course to provide entertainment for audiences far and wide!).
Run by passionate volunteers, it's our aim to support and mentor up-and-coming performers of the local area and beyond, by providing a free space to perform and enable them to showcase their work.
When is the 2024 festival?
Our 2024 festival takes place between 31-May and 15-June at local arts venues and entertainment hotspots in our area (have a guess where...). Applications to perform have opened and close on 18th December - check out our take part page.
Previous festivals took place in 2021 (via livestream), 2022 (a series of hybrid online/in-person events taking place throughout the city) and 2023 (all in-person).
How do I take part?
Visit our Take Part page to submit an application form and find out how to get involved.
If you don't want to perform, but have skills in marketing, social media, event production or just want to give some of your time to a community arts organisation, contact us with a little information about you and what you could bring to the Fringe.
We're looking for people of all backgrounds and experience to get involved in the many events throughout our beautiful city.
Do your team get paid?
At the moment, no. Chichester Fringe is a community interest company, meaning money made goes straight back into the business to further our ambitions of creating more opportunities for up-and-coming performers.
The whole team volunteer their time to the festival.
Will I get money for performing?
Chichester Fringe works on a profit share basis between the venue, the Fringe and the artists. In some cases we may be able to pay an outright fee, but this depends on the venue.