Apply To Perform 2017 Newcastle Fringe






Applications are now closed for the 2017 Newcastle Fringe

Thank you to all participating performers. The 2017 Newcastle Fringe Festival has hit capacity and will showcase some of the best local, interstate, and international talent.

The Newcastle Fringe will commence on 22nd March 2017 and finish on 26th March 2017.

The Fringe is a new international performing arts festival located in Newcastle NSW, Australia. Newcastle is a stunning coastal city with world class beaches located two hours north of Sydney. Newcastle has excellent train services, an airport and all the facilities of a large city including ample accommodation and public transport.

At The Newcastle Fringe Over 100 acts will descend on Sunny Newcastle for 5 days of incredible performances from the 22nd March – 26th March 2017 : Theatre, Comedy, Music, Dance, Cabaret, Circus, Children’s Theatre will light up the night.

Anything goes at the Fringe so we are hoping for a variety of proposals from Professionals, Amateur, Student and Graduate groups from Newcastle, Australia and abroad.

Where will my show be?

We have eight venues from which to choose from.  Each venue will have three different shows per day starting at 6pm and finishing at 10.30pm. Each venue has 3 time slots of 1.5 hours, including bunk in and bunk out. On the Saturday and Sunday, 6 time slots starting at 1:30pm. It does not matter if your show only goes for an hour or less. We can work with that.

Please Note: The Grand Hotel doesn’t open on Sundays, however we have the Crown & Anchor Hotel available for Sunday.

The Crown & Anchor Hotel may do Wednesday and Thursday nights. This will depend upon applications as they have a restaurant in the space, thus Friday and Saturdays are definitely out.

Therefore specific dates for these two venues are as follows:

Grand Hotel –  22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th

Crown and Anchor Hotel –  22nd, 23rd & 26th

How do I chose my preferred venue?

Order your three venue preferences by number (1,2,3) on the application form and a venue will be allocated based on suitability and availability.

How do the finances work?

You will be working on a 70/30 split of profits with the venues. That is the performer gets 70% of the profits and the Venue gets 30%.

What are the costs involved?

A non refundable amount of $50/performance will have to be paid up front as rent to the Venue. Newcastle Fringe will place a levy of $2 on all tickets sold to pay administrative costs.

“Sticky tickets” ( ticketing company ) has a $1.50 surcharge on all pre booked tickets.

What are the ticket prices?

Being a Fringe Festival we wish the ticket prices to be kept to a minimum, so we suggest the prices of $20-$25 per show. Please note: Pre booked tickets will incur a charge of $1.50

Newcastle Fringe has a levy of $2 on all tickets for administrative costs.

How will the shows be promoted?

The Newcastle Fringe will be using the following media outlets: Official Newcastle Fringe programme, Television , Radio, Newspaper, (both editorial and advertising), and Social Media coverage to over 2.5 million people. ABC radio will interview some performers at their discretion.

At last year’s Newcastle Fringe 4 different media outlets were doing daily articles. Other radio stations were doing general interviews.

Newcastle Fringe can only promote the event as a whole, therefore it is up to you to promote your particular act. Newcastle Fringe will send participants a promotion pack to help you with this. However the onus is on you to promote your show!

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