Brighton Fringe, England’s largest arts festival has opened event registration for participants to take part in the 2020 festival, which will run from Fri 1 – Tues 31 May. Participants who sign up by Sat 6 Dec 2019 will receive an Early Bird discount of up to 20% off their event’s registration fee, with registrations closing on Sat 17 Jan2020.
“I’m pleased to welcome participants to register for Brighton Fringe 2020, and I encourage everyone from every level, discipline and location to take part,” said Amy Greenwood, Fringe’s Venues & Companies Manager. Participants, and all those interested, are also encouraged to attend the free year-round training series of Fringe Academy workshops for arts industry advice and support.
The tagline for this year’s Brighton Fringe is ‘Dive In’, which Julian Caddy, CEO of Brighton Fringe, has elaborated on: “Brighton Fringe is all about giving people a platform to make things happen. It is a catalyst, a conduit for every possible kind of creative work to take place. It therefore makes for the greatest ‘pool’ of talent in the country, in one place, at the same time, and we invite the public to immerse themselves, to dive into what is on offer.
But it’s not just any old pool. It’s quite unexpected, otherworldly, fascinating, funny – scary even. It could be that you dive into Brighton Fringe and never come out again.”
Brighton Fringe 2019 welcomed more than 600,000 people to a programme of 1034 events with 4,774 performances (including cabaret and circus, comedy, dance and physical theatre, events and film, children and youth, literature and spoken word, music, nightlife, theatre, tours, visual arts and workshops) taking place throughout May and June.
According to their 2019 Audience Survey data, 98% of attendees agreed that Brighton Fringe makes a positive contribution to Brighton’s image and 92% believe Brighton Fringe encourages greater participation in community life and events.
Participants in the 2019 programme included 144 international events from 35 countries and a total of 365 world premieres. 2019 also saw successful Dutch and Nordic Seasons in collaboration with the Nordic Fringe Network, as well as our biggest ever Freedom Season; a programme of more than 150 events that are accessible to a range of audiences with particular access needs, including those with visible and invisible disabilities. The season also showcases and supports the work of D/deaf, disabled and neuro-diverse artists.
Brighton Fringe 2020 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with further expansion to the Freedom Season, and exciting new work from our International Seasons to be announced soon.
Brighton Fringe returns on Fri 1 – Tues 31 May 2019
Image by Ayla Carli.