What are we looking for?


We are an open-access Fringe that believes it's good to be different. With that in mind, for the first ever Colchester Fringe Festival we are looking for bold/ out-of-the-box performances. 

  • We are specifically looking for ORIGINAL or REIMAGINED work.

  • Between 45-60mins.

  • Your show should only require basic lightning and sound.

  • We encourage applications by Artists from under-represented groups.

What you get!

  • Artists will receive 60% of ticket revenue.

  • We will place you in one of our ‘fringe-managed venues’ which are 100% wheelchair friendly. Unlike many other fringe festivals in the U.K we do you charge you for your venue.

  • Technical support available for all your performances. 

  • Listed in our official ‘fringe programme’.

  • We will try our best to provide billeting to ‘out-of-town’ artists.

  • A Fun FRINGEY Weekend!



Selection Process

  • Juried (Our artists/ companies will be selected based on the application they provide).

  • We are aiming for our programme to consist of 50% (East Anglian), 25% (National) and 25% (International) companies.

  • Selected Artists will have a deadline to accept their place and to pay their relevant fees. If they miss this deadline then their place will be allocated to another applicant.



Selected Artists will be required to pay a £50 admin fee and a £100 refundable deposit (providing they have completed all performances).


Before you apply...

Before you submit your application, please read through 'Artist Pack' our FAQ page.  




Application for 2020 Fringe

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