The Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Awards are back and once again, it’s the public who’ll decide the winners.
You might already have read about the Best Event award, which is open to all Fringe participants. But there’s also a separate best venue category, with its own award. So if you’re operating a venue at Brighton Fringe, here’s what you’ll need to know to be in with a chance of winning.
How it works
The best venue category works differently from the best event category. Audiences can’t vote for your venue directly. Instead, every vote for an event at your venue counts as a vote for your venue too.
When deciding the winner, we take into account your venue’s capacity and the number of performances you’ve hosted. So big and small venues both have a chance to win.
And in case you’re wondering, the venue hosting the best event winner won’t necessarily win the best venue award. We’re looking for the venue with the most consistently high quality programme, measured across all the events it hosts. If you have a number of strong events which all attract votes, then you’ll be in with an excellent chance, even if none of them is the individual winner.
Is your venue eligible?
Your venue is eligible for the award as long as:
- you are hosting at least two events, and
- you provide some physical facilities (so for example, meeting points aren’t eligible).
If your venue has more than one space, then we’ll treat it as a single venue - even if the spaces are listed separately in the Fringe programme.
You don’t need to enter. If you’re eligible, you’re automatically included in the voting.