We are excited to announce NEW dates for The 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival!
August 5th-10th, 2021
Opening Night Digital Event:
August 11th, 2021
August 12th-29th, 2021
Awards/Closing Night Digital Event:
August 29th, 2021
Registration will open May 1st, 2021, with lowered registration rates across the board. With ever-changing case numbers and our community’s health and safety as our priority, we will adjust this model if deemed necessary due to updates in city/county/state guidelines.
These are the three registration types for HFF21:
- Livestream from an official HFF venue (in the Fringe Zone)- $175
- Livestream from any other location (i.e., from home, a venue outside of the zone, etc.) – $225
- COVID-safe, socially distant outdoor theatre- $275
From window display theatre to outdoor COVID-safe immersive work, this category is for those looking to have an audience present in an outdoor setting. This registration type must take place in the Fringe zone and require proper permitting and an approved safety plan (following city/county guidelines for COVID safety).
Take a look at our 2021 registration types so you can begin planning your creative journey with us. Without the ability to predict the future, HFF is adjusting this year’s Festival model to create a safe and more fringe-y festival season than ever before.
To address the freak in the room, we know that things are rapidly changing, and we are following the progress daily. When registration opens on May 1, the Fringe will also be sending out a COVID-safety packet with more information on each registration type.
We understand that many members of our community are hopeful that we can host live audiences inside our theaters in August. Still, we cannot count on that at this time, nor should that hope be a deciding factor in your decision to participate. That said, if guidelines allow audiences to safely return to theatres, we will begin conversations with our partners on how to best support our transitions to in-person theatre experiences.
We take our community’s safety seriously, which is why we are focusing our efforts this year on creating a digital platform that mirrors your in-person Festival experience. We are all learning to adapt, and we look forward to exploring, creating, and pushing the boundaries of creative expression alongside you.
We will still have all of your favorite Fringe events (with the bonus of not worrying about parking)! Town halls, Office Hours, workshops, parties, awards, a digital Fringe Central, and even a few new programs, all available to you from the comfort of your home.
There are many exciting aspects of the digital theater experience: the amount of creativity that comes from the challenge, the broadened accessibility for audiences and performers alike, and the fact that your work can be shared with the world (and still never run out of seats). This year’s Fringe will be our chance to come together as a community and reinvent the wheel.
There is no doubt that some of these adjustments will expand the scope of what Fringe will look like for years to come—won’t you join us on this voyage into the unknown?
The Hollywood Fringe Staff