An artist takes the stage at one of the many unique venues of the Gothenburg Fringe in Sweden.


JUL 2021

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with the Gothenburg Fringe and the official start of the Hollywood Fringe Abroad Program. This new exchange program celebrates the art that connects us globally and the reach this new digital medium can provide our participants and audience.  

This year we will welcome a show from the Gothenburg Fringe program to our festival screens, and a show from the Hollywood Fringe will be awarded a place in their festival’s digital prologue, September 4-7. 

After a year devoid of travel, we are thrilled to offer this artistic mode of transportation to our artists and theirs. 

Details about how to apply for this digital award to be announced in late July. 

The Gothenburg Fringe Festival is an explosion of creativity. Cutting-edge performance art comes to life in unique and unexpected venues across the city. September will mark the festival’s sixth year presenting uncensored performance art that stimulates, educates, and entertains. The Gothenburg Fringe Festival takes place September 8th-13th, 2021, with over 100 performances and events of all shapes and sizes. 


HFF21 Artist Fund


JUN 2021

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce the fourteen recipients of the 2021 Artist Fund. Selected by lottery and funded by you, our community. 

We can’t wait to see these stories take to the stage at the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival. 

Mayhem of The Music Meister!

I Hear So Extremely Loud

Deconstructing Holly

A Night at the Chicano Rock Opera

Boy Crazy Psycho Slut

Funny Bonz, the Humerus Solution

The Dean’s Office

The Blues

Black Woman in Deep Water 

Gideon and the Blundersnorp

I’m Fine

American Woman

Dirty Chai

The Big Crash

All shows listed applied and were selected by a third-party lottery system. Each of these shows has received free registration and a $550 stipend towards production costs at the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival. 

More information about the 2021 Artist Fund here

Fringers cheers in celebration at The Broadwater Plunge.


JUN 2021

Marketing Opportunity Alert! 

Our Sponsored Drinks program is back this year but with a bit of a (lemon) twist. This year, five show-sponsored drinks will make up the official HFF21 drink menu. These five drinks will be decided by auction. 

The top five auction bids will receive a beverage recipe to promote & celebrate your production uniquely! In addition, you will also receive official festival social media promotion, newsletter mention, blog post inclusion, and be highlighted in our (soon to be announced) digital Fringe Central.

If you win one of these five spots, you will provide the name, a promotional photo, base alcohol choice, and other information about your show. Our creative mixologists and marketing team will do the rest! For a chance to be featured on the official drink menu of HFF21, place your bid here. The auction is now open and closes on July 12th, 2021.

Get your bid on! 

Email any questions about this program to [email protected] 

HFF19 Awards Ceremony


JUN 2021


The Hollywood Fringe Festival, in concert with the HFF ACCESS Committee, will develop a 2-year plan to increase accessibility, equity, and inclusion at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony, including physical and mental disability access, interpretation services, equitable nomination processes, and to provide clear ideas of what the festival can and cannot provide as a non-curated, primarily volunteer-run festival.


Year 1, 2021

  • Develop an infrastructure to make it clear to participants and audiences what services are available & where
  • Event needs
    - Event live interpretation (ASL)
    - Slides: In English & Spanish
    - Docx Slides & program with list of nominees
    - Flashing lights (Ask venues/light technicians to monitor)
  • Language on how to think about equity while voting on the community awards in sponsored award language and community award language
  • An agreement for award sponsors
  • Create some kind of checks and balances for sponsored awards that reserve tickets and don’t show up to see the show
  • Make the voting process is updated, so people aren’t voting on categories they haven’t seen
  • Sponsored awards
  • Make a committee size requirement of 3+
  • Request that a percentage of committee members  must be from outside the award presenter’s organization
    - Committee size of 3-5 members is at least 1 person from outside the organization
    - Committee size of 6-10 members is at least 2 people from outside the organization
    - Committee size of 10+ members is at least 20% of the committee is from outside the organization (round to the nearest whole number)
  • Sponsored award application must have a committee plan for equitable representation on their committee
  • Sponsored awards cannot give an award to someone within their own company and organization
  • Examine current sponsored awards requirements
  • In the Partnership agreement for sponsored awards, lay out some best practices in requesting comps
  • A video explaining how voting works
    - Script for the video should include our equity statement
  • Sponsored award feedback collected via Google form during the process

Year 2, 2022

  • Develop an infrastructure to make it clear to participants and audiences what services are available & where
  • Develop an awards equity committee to set recommendations for the next two years (this plan will be continuously reviewed and updated, it’s not just a two-year process)
  • Event needs
    - Event live interpretation (ASL and Spanish)
    - Program: provide visual description & Spanish language interpretation
    - Slides: In English & Spanish
    - Docx Slides with list of nominees
    - Flashing lights (ask venues/light technicians to monitor)
  • A “for your consideration” page that is available to Fringe producers to use to promote their work
  • An access committee sponsored award
  • An award for venues doing the work of presenting diverse shows
Crowds outside the Complex Theatres at the Hollywood Fringe


JUN 2021

We couldn’t be more excited to announce, in concert with our board and venue partners, the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival is pivoting HYBRID! This means that you can now host an in-person audience if you perform your show in the Hollywood Fringe Zone, or continue producing virtually from anywhere else!

This is the first communication of many of our plans moving forward. In making this announcement, we are following the most recent public health guidelines from the County of Los Angeles. The guidelines are brand new, and there’s no way of knowing if there will be changes prior to the August festival. If we’ve learned anything from this past year, it’s that guidelines are never concrete and we must maintain fluidity to approach each developing situation with caution and the safety of the public in mind. 

To be sure we are following the most up-to-date practices and recommendations, we will be announcing the official Hollywood Fringe Festival audience safety plan in early July, in preparation for our ticketing launch on July 16.

We understand that in-person performances will not be comfortable or accessible for everyone. We want you to know that your Hollywood Fringe experience will not diminish if you are not ready to be back in the theatre. All Hollywood Fringe-run programming will remain digital this year to ensure all of our events are accessible for our community’s many comfort levels and health concerns as we begin our journeys back into the world. 

To reflect our new festival model, we have updated our registration types. Please read the below descriptions carefully to determine what is right for you. Unless you registered under the previously included “Registration Type 3: COVID-safe, socially-distant outdoor theatre”, nothing has changed regarding your registration costs. Those previously registered under Registration Type 3 have been contacted about refunding their registration to accommodate their registration needs within the new model.

Each registration type must follow federal, state, county, and other local guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration Type 1
Live from the Hollywood Fringe Zone! $175

This registration type is for any show staged in the Hollywood Fringe Zone (the following cross-streets are the borders of the Zone: Franklin Ave. to the north, Normandie Ave. to the east, Rosewood Ave. to the south, and Gardner St. to the west). This registration type can have a live in-person audience, be live-streamed, or BOTH

Livestream or host a traditional in-person audience in an HFF Venue! Work with your chosen venue/rental space to create your own show schedule. There are plenty of venues to choose from that can all be found on Want to work with a traditional venue not currently listed on the site? Email [email protected] to begin this process.

You can also work from site-specific/non-traditional theatre locations within the Hollywood Fringe Zone. From window display theatre to outdoor immersive work, this option is for those looking to bring their show to a site-specific setting. This option also requires proper permitting. Email [email protected] to begin this process.

This registration type is now a combination of types 1 & 3 of our previously released registration types. If you registered under type 3 (COVID-Safe, Socially Distant Outdoor Theatre), you will receive an email from [email protected] on how to receive a partial refund.

Registration Type 2
Livestream from outside of the Fringe Zone! $225

This option allows you to participate in this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival from anywhere in the world! At home or any other location outside the Fringe Zone. You choose your schedule and livestream as many shows as you want during the official run of the festival. The world is your stage. 

No tickets for in-person audiences may be sold under this registration type through the Fringe site. This registration type is a purely digital Hollywood Fringe experience.

Thank you for your patience and empathy as we navigated the many roadblocks on our journey to announcing the hybrid festival we have all been hoping for. We are here, we are back, and we now have more opportunities than ever before because of this strange journey. 

The Hollywood Fringe will require our venues, artists, and audiences to follow federal, state, county, and other local guidance. We additionally encourage all participants who are in-person to do what feels right to them. Check in frequently with your cast and crew about their comfort levels, and make sure you are doing right by their preferences. 

This is just the first of many safety updates and announcements regarding our hybrid pivot. Keep an eye out for more details on participating and on the safety protocols that will be in place this festival season. 

Fringe family, today we FRINGE ON!