Fringe Academy

Fringe Academy aims to create an opportunity for individuals looking to expand their knowledge of the arts, but most importantly break down barriers that prevent those from low-income backgrounds or underrepresented groups from accessing the arts, by providing skills-based training, advice and support.

We run FREE workshops throughout the year which are open to all to attend, as the workshops are added they will be announced on this page and in artist emails, so keep checking back! If you have any queries, email [email protected] or call 01273 764 907.

Upcoming Workshops


Time for you, coffee, cake and chat... 

Whether you are starting out as a performer, entertainer or artist or you are more seasoned and established, ensuring you take time out to look after your financial affairs and plans is perhaps something you struggle to do.

With this in mind, supporters of the Brighton Fringe and entertainment specialist accountants, tax and financial advisors, Mark Carr & Co are delighted to provide free sessions for those engaged in the Fringe.

The sessions aptly titled ‘Time for you’ are being hosted at the firm’s office located in central Brighton and just a stone’s throw from many of the Fringe venues. Over coffee and cake (other refreshments will be available!) Mark Carr and his colleagues will spend time with you reviewing your situation whilst providing updates and useful insights into topical tax and financial planning.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and are free of charge and without obligation. To book a session, which can be at a time to suit you and your work commitments, please email [email protected].

For further information about Mark Carr & Co, please visit

When: 3 May to 2 June at a time that suits you. Contact Mark Carr & Co to book.

Where: Century House, 15-19 Dyke Road, Brighton

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Danny Fitzpatrick - Railed

The Future of Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe has been undergoing a period of reflection, examining where it wants to position itself and who it wants to be in the arts eco-system of Brighton and beyond. As an open-access platform, we rely on all our stakeholders to help ensure we remain not only relevant but industry-leading in our nature and mission. 

This session is your opportunity to both share your thoughts, and hear about our plans for the future with key members of Brighton Fringe staff and board, it will be an open discussion platform where you can suggest the topics. 

If you have any subjects that you would like to include in advance, please email [email protected].

When: Friday 24 May, 11.00-13.30.

Where: The Rotunda Theatre: Bubble, Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG.

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1-2-1 with Independent Theatre Council

Book yourself a session with Jackie Elliman from Independent Theatre Council. If you’re thinking about developing your show or setting up your own company after the Fringe, but don’t know where to begin, sign up to talk to Jackie Elliman, Legal Advisor from the Independent Theatre Council. Jackie will answer your questions about the many legal and business matters arts organisations need to be aware of as they develop and progress.

Sessions will be 15 minutes long and hosted at The Ledward Centre. We recommend you come along with a clear idea of what you need to know.

This form is an expression of interest and sessions will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be contacted by Artist Services with a specific time slot.

When: Wednesday 29 May, 11.30-13.00.

Where: The Ledward Centre, 14A Jubilee St, Brighton, BN1 1GE.

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Fringe Academy 2023-2024 PAST EVENTS

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Fringe Academy 2022-2023 Resources

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