HFF's "Ask A Venue" Workshop Panel

24

JAN 2023

During our 2023 “Ask A Venue” Workshop, panelists from each venue offered many insights on everything venue-related — from the application process to what will happen on the day of your show. Here are some of the highlights:

  1. Find the venue that works best for you and makes sense for the specifics of your show.
  2. The Hollywood Fringe Festival is centered in community; get to know and support the other artists with shows performing in your venue. #HFFCommunity
  3. Communicate oddities about your show upfront to the venue. (Don’t keep secrets.)
  4. When you have a question the answer you’re looking for can almost always be found on the Hollywood Fringe’s website.
  5. The venue representatives have been doing this awhile, so check in with them when you need guidance or ideas. (They are happy to provide their thoughts on everything from how to stage a scene in their space to the best box office practices for your show.)
  6. Make sure there will be someone in the lobby of the venue during your performance so people don’t wander in and disrupt your show.
  7. Don’t book all your performances during “prime time” slots. At 8pm on a weekend you and many other shows will be competing for audience members. Whereas having morning, afternoon, and late night shows will increase the chances that avid festival goers, industry folks, and your fellow fringe participants will get the chance to see your show.
  8. During the turnover between shows, it is amazing how much can get done in a short amount of time if everyone knows exactly what they’re doing.
  9. Market each of your performances individually. (For example, if you have a show early on a Sunday morning then perhaps encourage your audience to get a group together for brunch prior to attending your show.)
  10. The more information you provide your venue, the more they can support you and your art.

You can watch the entire workshop here. And you can find all of the venues currently registered with Fringe here.

18

JAN 2023

In search of the perfect venue for your HFF show? We recommend taking a few tours, reaching out on the site, or calling or emailing directly. With almost 20 spaces to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your show. 

 

You can find all of the venues currently registered with Fringe here.

 

To help you find the perfect venue fit, we will keep this page updated with venue tour schedules and Open Houses. 

 

The Zephyr Theatre

7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Virtual Tour available here

Upcoming Open House- Saturday, January 28th, from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm; more open houses are coming soon; otherwise, tours are provided by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email:  [email protected]

 

Actors Company 

916 N.Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

(Let Live Theatre, Other Space Theatre, The Little Theatre)

All tours are by appointment. Best times are Monday-Saturday before 5 pm. Email:  [email protected]

 

Asylum @ Stephanie Feury

5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, ca 90038

Virtual tour available here

Full venue tours (6 spaces) are Sundays and Tuesdays. Other days and times can be arranged. Appointments are needed. Email: [email protected] or reach out through the Fringe site. 

 

21

DEC 2022

We have so many events to look forward to in 2023 as you begin your HFF23 journey! Below is a list of pre-festival educational events, as well as more information on upcoming networking opportunities. All of these events are designed to prepare you for a wonderful 2023 season. 

 

Download our Google Calendar to add dates your device by clicking here!

 

Add to any other calendar type by downloading to your device from this link

 

Pre-Festival Educational Workshops & Town Halls:

Workshops consist of panel discussions with past Hollywood Fringe participants, and Town Halls are led by Hollywood Fringe staff. Both are great ways to get to know the Hollywood Fringe from different angles and perspectives! 

 

We will have ASL interpreters at all in-person events, and auto-captioning at all virtual events. If you would like to request an interpreter at any virtual workshop, please contact [email protected] at least 72 hours before the event, and we will provide one.

 

Can’t make an event or want to catch one you missed? Check out the stream of all Fringe events that have passed here.

 

Workshops:

HFF23 In-Person Workshop 1: Ask A Venue

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (6-8 panel, 8-9 networking)

Thymele Arts (5481 Santa Monica Blvd) | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 Virtual Workshop 2: Budgeting and Fundraising

Sunday, February 12, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 Virtual Workshop 3: Anti-Racism in Producing

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 Virtual Workshop 4: Accessibility at the Fringe

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 Virtual Workshop 5: Marketing and Ticketing

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 Virtual Workshop 6: How to Tech your Fringe Show

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 In-Person Workshop 7: Festival Expectations

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT

The Broadwater (6320 Santa Monica Blvd) | Facebook Live

 

 

Town Halls:

HFF23 In-Person Town Hall 1: Welcome to Fringe, Registration & More

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Hudson (6539 Santa Monica Blvd) | Facebook Live 

 

HFF23 In-Person Town Hall 2: Prepping for Fringe

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT

The Hudson (6539 Santa Monica Blvd) | Facebook Live

 

 

Virtual Fringe Open Space Sessions:

Do you live outside of Los Angeles and have questions about bringing your show to HFF? We know that touring your show is a big decision, especially if you have never visited our city. Join us for one of our Fringe Open Space Zoom sessions to ask questions and learn more about the Hollywood Fringe experience as an artist.

 

Fringe Open Space Session 1

Monday, January 30, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 am PT

Zoom (register here)

 

Fringe Open Space Session 2

Sunday, February 5, 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 pm PT

Zoom (register here)

 

Fringe Open Space Session 3

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7:00 – 8:00 pm PT

Zoom (register here)

 

 

Virtual Web Sessions:

We are thrilled to introduce a branch of our Pre-Festival educational series this year that is all about navigating the website and the many tools available to you as Hollywood Fringe Festival participants.

HFF23 Virtual Web Session 1: How to Navigate the Fringe Website Pre-Festival

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

HFF23 Virtual Web Session 2: How to Navigate the Fringe Website During the Festival

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Zoom | Facebook Live

 

All events are “pay what you can,” and donations are much appreciated, but only if you can afford to do so.

 

Networking Events:

Office Hours In-Person Networking Events (21+): Join Hollywood Fringe staff and participants for weekly casual meet-ups at different bars around Hollywood. Whether you’re a veteran Fringer or a new community member, these in-person networking events are for you! Office Hours take place every Wednesday from 7-10 pm starting in late March – locations and details will be announced soon!

 

Online Networking Opportunities (All Ages): We will have three online “Speed Networking” events in April and May for Fringe participants to get to know each other in a musical chairs style format. Stay tuned for exact dates/times for these sessions!

 

In addition to these pre-festival workshops and networking events, there will be many opportunities for networking within the Fringe community during the festival dates in June. Stay tuned for more details on Fringe Cabaret, various events at Fringe Central, and the official Opening Night Party/Closing Night & Awards Ceremony – all happening in June 2023!

16

NOV 2022

We’re coming back to Hollywood bigger and better than ever in 2023 for the 13th annual festival, with programs and opportunities that build community, create more accessibility and provide opportunities for Hollywood Fringe artists to connect and create together in community.

Registration opens on February 1, and closes on April 1, 2023.


All shows must present their work in the Hollywood Fringe Zone with tickets available to live audiences. All shows will have the option to livestream their shows in addition to in-person audience ticketing. More information about registration, including registration fees for 2023 can be found here.

Ready to create your HFF23 project? Click here to get started!

24

SEP 2022

Are you interested in learning more about the Hollywood Fringe Festival? Or do you miss the community spirit of the fest? This event is for you! 

Join us once a month for our in-person networking event. This Pre-Season Series is for both veteran Fringers and new community members alike! $1 off drink specials will flow as we spend time daydreaming about the 2023 Fringe. Even if you’re not a drinker, feel free to come and meet us all in person!

Join us on the following Wednesdays 

7-9 pm at The Broadwater Plunge6324 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles 90038) 

October 5th

November 9th

December 7th

January 11th

February 8th

This event is 21+