The Brighton Fringe Awards celebrate the outstanding performances and events that make the festival fly. All companies who win an award also win a free registration to take part in Brighton Fringe the following year!
There will be an award for each category of the brochure, each award is judged by a separate organisation and runs slightly differently. For some, if you meet the award criteria, you will need to apply to be considered. For others, whether your show is seen and shortlisted is decided by the judging panel in question or it may come down to an audience vote.
As awards are confirmed they will be added to this page and announced in participant newsletters. Good luck!
Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence in association with Junkyard Dogs
Applications are now open for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence in association with Junkyard Dogs, inviting one production to perform at Brighton Fringe 2019. The winner will receive a free registration to take part in Brighton Fringe 2019, along with £500 towards production costs and a favourable deal on venue hire from Junkyard Dogs.
Please note: only shows registered at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 may apply. The production must not have been performed in Brighton before.
Brighton Fringe is the largest fringe festival in England and takes place in May. No artistic judgement or selection criteria are imposed on participants, enabling the development of both new and established work to attract fresh audiences, press and promoters. Brighton Fringe 2019 will take place from 3 May – 2 June.
Junkyard Dogs have had two amazing years involved with Brighton Fringe, winning the Audience Choice Award for Best Venue in both 2017 and 2018, and are excited to start making plans for their third! This year they had 105 shows on over the festival, from stand-up comedy, to sketch shows, clowning and small scale theatre productions, as well as running a vibrant café and bar throughout the five weeks. This is an intimate, versatile space, and the owners are inviting applicants who are creating theatre, new writing and performance art which would suit such a room.