Timelines for Fringe 2016
November 15: Venue Registration Open
All venues interesting in soliciting participants can register with the Fringe starting this day. The more the merrier, we’d like a nice selection for participants when booking begins in early 2016. Note that we highly encourage DIY venues – Fringe venue created from found spaces.
February 1: Participant Registration Open
Remember, mounting a show in the Hollywood Fringe Festival is a three step process. Registration and paying your Fringe registration fee is your final step. Time between now and February 1 can be spent creating your online project and booking your venue. We strongly suggest booking your venue as early as possible. Many venues will start booking in the coming months. Come February 1, you will be able to finalize the process by registering with the Fringe.
April 1: Registration Deadline
You can register with the Fringe anytime after February 1, but assuming you want to be included in the printed guide (hint: you do!), your registration needs to be complete by April 1. This means that you need to have a venue booked and your registration paid.
April 15: Ads Deadline
Guide Ads are an inexpensive way to promote your show to the captive Fringe audience. To send our guide to the printers in a timely manner, we must have your ads complete by April 15. Ads will be on sale to participants starting on February 1.
May 1: Tickets on Sale
Fringe tickets go on sale through www.HollywoodFringe.org and the central box office phone line.
June 2-June 7: Previews
Fringe Central and several venue partners will be hosting Fringe previews leading up to opening day. For those of you that understand the power of press on house sizes and general visibility, you will want to participate in this program. More information will be available on previews soon.
June 8: Opening Night Party
Join us as we usher in another year of Fringe with a blowout celebration!
June 9-26: Fringe Festival 2016
These are the big dates. 18 days of unmatched mayhem, fun, and experience in the heart of Hollywood.
June 15: Fringe Runway at Fringe Central
Got an amazing costume design for your #hff16 show? How about a sweet prop? Show off your creative designs on our catwalk, and you might win a prize! http://hff16.org/3905
June 22: Fringe Prom at Fringe Central
This year’s Fringe prom theme, chosen by the #hff16 community, is Purple Rain. Adorn yourself in your finest purple, lavender, violet, and indigo shades for a night inspired by the artist Prince. Purple not your favorite color? The iconic film was released in 1984, when New Wave 80s fashion was at its most ruffled glory. Watch this space (and the tag #hffprom on Twitter and Instagram) for costume ideas. http://hff16.org/3904
June 24: Fringe Rocks! at Fringe Central
Don your wickedest threads or dress as your favorite rock star for this Live-Band Karaoke night at Fringe Central! Rock out to over 200 songs with The Moon Units (the band from 2012 Top of the Fringe Winner Lost Moon Radio). Best costume wins a prize! http://hff16.org/3908
June 26: Awards & Closing Night Party
The community is hopping as we present the sponsored and community awards for the Fringe. We follow the ceremony with one last bash at Fringe Central.