AUG 2021

2021 Fringe Central powered by Gather. Your home for all things Fringe!

Welcome to your digital Fringe home. There are so many ways to take advantage of this platform both professionally and socially. This is your space to be in Fringe community.

Use Fringe Central to your professional benefit, you can use it to market your show, leave a digital poster, swap comps with other shows, connect with fellow fringers to cross-promote with, or hop in before your show to fill those remaining seats. 

Socialize! This festival is more than just a collection of shows, it’s a community. Get to know your fellow participants, invite your audience to meet you after your show, plan a cast party or meeting, throw a fringe reunion! No rent or reservation needed. Use Fringe Central to build friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Festival staff will always be available at Fringe Central to answer questions and provide support as we adventure through our first hybrid Fringe. 

Join us during operating hours Wednesday- Sunday 6 pm-10 pm here:https://grape.link/Hollywood

Want to get an idea of what to expect? Check out this video or check out this blog all about using the space. You will be a pro in 15 minutes. 

A little History of what Fringe Central means to the Hollywood Fringe

Think of this as your space We have had many Fringe Central locations over the past 12 years; we have taken over an alley behind a theatre, set up giant tents in parking lots, set up shop in furniture warehouses, nightclubs, and art galleries. Each location holds memories specific to the community that came together that year. If these walls could talk, they would tell stories of friendship, art, support, and celebration. These buildings each held something tangible that changed the lives of many who chose to enter. 

The community continues with or without physical walls, and we proved that the year we didn’t have a Fringe Central, and will continue to prove that as we come together now from our many locations around the world. 

This year’s digital Fringe Central celebrates a community that shares its passion for art and story. It celebrates success and artistic risk and this community’s ability to connect even at a time when connection seemed unobtainable. In our digital space, we tip our virtual hat to the walls that watched us grow, held our parties, witnessed life-changing moments, and created a haven for art to be taken to the next level.  

This year’s digital home is a visual history, our love letter to the most recognizable Fringe walls of years gone by. 

The Fringe Tent.

Talk about a circus-inspired Fringe! In Both 2011 and 2014, we set up giant tents in parking lots, a different parking lot each year that both happen to be animal hospitals now. It was messy- porta-potties, no air conditioning, and overnight security, but the fringe spirit was tangible. 

The Furniture Warehouse.

This location was our social hub in both 2012 and 2013 and is now a paint store! It had major loft vibes, and after lugging cumbersome antique furniture upstairs for days, it was turned into a Fringe haven. Through dollar store decorations and lights, this space became a home for all. 

The Dragonfly.

We spent three summers in this famous Hollywood club. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, brilliant designer David Offner made magic out of blank walls with three inspired designs that changed the space into a new world each year for Fringe. 

And, of course, a constant every year at HFF: Bryan’s Bar. 

This cherished Fringe bar has lived in every Fringe Central since 2011, named after co-founder and friend Bryan Burgess whose memory lives on in the joy, laughter, and fierce love that this community provides all who need it. Bryan’s Bar brings people together every Fringe just as he always did. PBR recommended but not required.

Join us this year in our digital Fringe Central powered by Gather and make your own memories. Dive into the Fringe community during operating hours by clicking here!