What Happens Next?

We’ve emailed this info out directly to all shows still in limbo, but just in case…
If you are one of the 72 shows we’ve sent a confirmation email to then congratulations, you are ahead of the curve.This message isn’t for you.

If you are one of the 11 shows who has already paid their participation fee and gained access to the performers site then you are winning! This message isn’t for you either.
NOT GOT A SLOT?

If you haven’t yet heard from the venue(s) you applied to, please chase them up and remind them you are still looking. Phone and email contacts of all the venues are on the website.

If you don’t succeed in get a slot that suits, there will be slots available at other venues so it’s worth submitting a late applications.

We’ve actually added a new venue today - The London Jewish Cultural Centre - so they are looking for acts. There were a couple of other late additions to the list of venues which I am sure would be pleased to hear from acts: The Poor School, London Welsh Centre, Lov’Edu Gallery and St Giles.

Venues that don’t appear on the Camden Fringe list, but which other acts have engaged this year include Teatro Technis, London Irish Centre, Water Rats and The Dublin Castle. Venues that aren’t being used this year but have been engaged in the past include: The Black Heart, Dandelion Cafe and The Colonel Fawcett. Be resourceful and don’t assume you have to go through our website!
GOT A SLOT?

If you are currently negotiating with a venue, or are at the contract stage then don’t panic, your venue should let us know once everything is in place, so we can send you a registration email. Get on with paying any venue fees and returning paperwork so we can progress with your marketing.

If you are happy that everything is all tied up with the venue, then you can prompt us to send you a registration email. Please include details of the venue and the show name in the email. (Please note that registration fees are non-refundable, so don’t ask us to register you if you aren’t 100% certain your venue is secure.)

Your registration email will include a log-in and password to access your own page on our performers site. Here you will be able to
  • Pay your Camden Fringe registration fee.
  • Access useful guides on promoting your show.
  • Upload your show information for the brochure and website.
  • Download logos

The deadline for paying your registration fee, submitting your show information (including official blurb and image) and writing your press release is SATURDAY 10th of MAY.

If you have any queries please do get in touch with us. It’s helps us deal with your enquiry if you DON’T reply to an old email, but start a new one and include the title of your show in the message, so we can find your application easily.

Tickets will be on sale from the 1st of June!

Best wishes,
Michelle and Zena

What’s happening?

We are now at the stage of shows confirming slots with venues and registering with us. 76 registration emails sent out so far!
We are taking late applications through the website, if you are still looking for a space to perform in.
SCARY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Within 8 weeks we’ll have announced our programme of events and tickets will be on sale!

31st March - Deadline for applications. Some more information.

It’s Camden Fringe application deadline day today. We opened for applications on the 1st of January and have, with 12 hours to go, received applications from over 220 different shows.

Just a few notes on this:

  • Today is the deadline for APPLYING only.
  • You DO NOT need to have secured a slot yet. Many venues don’t even start their programming until after they have all their applications in.
  • You don’t need to have registered with the Fringe or paid us any money. This shouldn’t happen until after you have secured a slot at a venue. (The deadline and registering and getting all your show info to us is the 10th of May.)

If you have applied and are yet to have booked a time and place to perform then do chase up the venues you’ve applied to.

If you haven’t yet applied, but plan to, then it’s you we keep banging on about this deadline for. Get it sorted today!

(We probably will accept late applications for some venues if they still have spaces, but you’ll need to be very flexible about your availability.)

Everybody clear on all that? Good. More details and the application form is available here: http://www.camdenfringe.com/?id=7

Application Deadline 31st March

It’s a fortnight until the application deadline! Get started now to ensure your application is well thought out and persuasive!
If you applied early (well done) but don’t have a slot secured yet (boo) it’s worth checking out the additional venues that we’ve added over the past couple of months. There are quite a few!
See www.camdenfringe.com for venue info and application details.

atlantic-books:

Last night JOSS WHEDON came into the Atlantic offices to chat to Natalie Haynes about her incredible book THE AMBER FURY, which we are publishing next week. (Video to follow!)

We have a signed (by both Natalie and Joss!) first edition up for grabs - for a chance to win, follow us and reblog this post! We’ll pick the winner at random at 4pm on Friday (28th February).

Have you always thought of writing that play? Telling some jokes? Becoming a poet? Doing some crazy dancing? Being a performance artist? A Ventriloquist? A magician? A mentalist? Sitting on a stage for an hour blinking morse code or smearing yourself in Jam? Performing from the inner drum of a washing machine? (Yes we’ve had it all) At The Camden Fringe we are here to help you get your show on. Whatever it may be and however weird it might sound. It doesn’t matter who you are, we will try and help you get your performance on somewhere… And then we will help you get it seen by someone who isn’t your Mum/best mate/dog. You might have a hit show that will have life after the Fringe, you might have done something a bit weird that will be an excellent story somewhere down the line. The main thing is that you’ll have done it! So… Switch of your TV and do something less boring, like filling out your Camden Fringe Application form! www.camdenfringe.com Now in our 9th glorious year.

Have you always thought of writing that play? Telling some jokes? Becoming a poet? Doing some crazy dancing? Being a performance artist? A Ventriloquist? A magician? A mentalist? Sitting on a stage for an hour blinking morse code or smearing yourself in Jam? Performing from the inner drum of a washing machine? (Yes we’ve had it all)

At The Camden Fringe we are here to help you get your show on. Whatever it may be and however weird it might sound. It doesn’t matter who you are, we will try and help you get your performance on somewhere… And then we will help you get it seen by someone who isn’t your Mum/best mate/dog.

You might have a hit show that will have life after the Fringe, you might have done something a bit weird that will be an excellent story somewhere down the line. The main thing is that you’ll have done it!

So… Switch of your TV and do something less boring, like filling out your Camden Fringe Application form!
www.camdenfringe.com
Now in our 9th glorious year.

Special ticket offer for Camden Fringe audiences & participants

Playing from 24 – 28 September, Matt Fox’s TO SLEEP is a warm, compassionate and darkly humorous play covering one night in the lives of two suicidal strangers. Following a successful run at the Forge during the Camden Fringe, TO SLEEP comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre for one week only and we’re pleased to offer previous Camden Fringe attendees a special rate of £8 – just quote ‘Camden’ when booking online, by phone or 020 7240 6283 or in person – not to be missed!
More info about the show can be found here. http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/to_Sleep.asp

Press Stats: 62% of shows reviewed!

Of the 183 productions that took part in the Camden Fringe this year, 113 got a nice review out of it. That’s 62%! Pretty good considering a lot of shows only performed for 1 or 2 nights & a number had sold out runs.

26 shows (14% of the total) had 3 or more different reviews. A few had 6!

Well done, all.

sarahteamdarkstar:

Team Darkstar, Camden Fringe,10th August 2013.

As this is my personal blog I have just selected the photos with clear shots of myself. For more photos of Team Darkstar, check out our facebook fanpage:

https://www.facebook.com/Weareteamdarkstar

and the rest of the photos from this album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.204118886422939.1073741844.186077101560451&type=3

(Source: sarahfigure8dancer)

THANK YOU!

It’s all over now, and it’s been a corker of a festival this year. We’ve had an amazing number of shows and venues involved, great ticket sales and lots of reviews. We’ve also had a lot of attention from Mayors  the Mayor of London turned up on his bike for a show and the Mayor of Camden picked out his highlights for the Camden New Journal.

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