A Brighton Fringe space could be anything, such as: a theatre or gallery, a church, garden, beach hut or pie shop. All it takes is a bit of imagination.
Here are some examples of unusual things people have done in past Brighton Fringe festivals…
- A group of poets turned their ordinary house into the world’s first ‘poetry brothel’
- Brighton’s famous beach huts have become tiny theatres and mini galleries
- We’ve seen art and theatre in the back of a truck, in a lift, even in a public loo…
- Audiences have invited performers into their homes; they’ve been on sewer tours, and participated in a comedy show in a taxi
Some questions you should ask yourself before you start…
- What is the space suitable for – is it theatre, music, art, dance or a variety of events?
- What is your budget?
- What staff will you need?
- Are you programming the space or will you rent it out? – This could be for a flexible time slot, fixed or for a one-off event?
- How will you allocate the space and time slots to performers and artists?
- How will you charge for the space – by the hour, or by taking a percentage of ticket sales?
- Do you have regular artists already booked? Can you encourage them to do something special for Brighton Fringe?