Photo of four performers in clown makeup in front of a red curtain


APR 2022

Great news! We will be offering three $500 stipends to HFF22 producers from money raised from our Fringe Memberships campaign! 


Artist Fund Applications are now open! 


Artist Fund applications are now open! $500 artist fund stipends are available to currently registered local HFF22 producers whose income has been substantially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


—->Applicants do not have to be first-time producers

—->It is recommended that applicants identify as low income (making under $66,250 annually)

—->Primary applicants must primarily reside in Southern California

—->Those who have received other HFF program stipends (scholarship stipend or artist fund via the Fringe, etc) in 2021 or 2022 are not eligible

Applications close Friday, April 29th at 9:59 PM. Apply here today!


Want to help more artists get $$ at Fringe??


We don’t have to leave it at only three stipends. If we raise another $2000 in Memberships (which can be one time donations or recurring monthly donations!), we can fund a whole additional stipend. Let’s do some math…that’s twenty memberships at the Fringe Fan level ($100), eight at the Fringe Friend level ($250), four at the Fringe Family level ($500), or two at the Fringe Freak level ($1,000). 


Will you help us get there? Please read all about our Membership Program here and consider donating today. Not only will you be helping our artists and programs like Fringe Central, you’ll also get a ticket to our Opening Night Party (and more)!


MAR 2022

After numerous conversations and intense deliberation by our selection committee, faced with an incredibly difficult choice over many qualified applications for this award, we are proud to announce our Fringe Scholarship winners!

The Winners of the 2022 Fringe Scholarships are:

A Terrible Show for Terrible People

Abortion Weekend


Lvl 1 Gygax and Of Branch, Of Beast, Of Beatnik

Made In America

Not That Illegal

RAG HEAD: An American Story

Royal Flush

Something In The Air

Terraforming Marginalized Voices

The Ramón Show: Spiritual Cheerleading 101

The Voice Lesson


Washington Square


With so many outstanding applications we would like to highlight 3 shows that stood out to our committee as honorable mentions:
Love Chicken

Teaching a Robot to Love
Sorta Kinda


Congratulations to all!

As an open-access festival, we seek to foster a ground-breaking community of artists and make performances more accessible, both to the artists who produce them and for those who otherwise cannot afford to see theatre. Our committee firmly believes that these productions will enrich audience experience and the quality of the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s artistic offerings through the presentation of unique and underrepresented themes.

Each scholarship recipient will receive free registration and a $550 stipend towards production costs, a Fringe mentor, and marketing and networking opportunities as a member of the Fringe community. Fringe Scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who contribute to the ethnic, cultural, racial, intellectually or physically disabled, d/Deaf, and the LGBTQ+ diversity of the Fringe community.

Fringe Freaks in front of our step & repeat


MAR 2022

Pre-Festival Event Safety Breakdown

To keep our community safe, we have the following COVID requirements in place for our pre-Festival events.

It’s a FREAKin’ Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 23

Due to the nature of this event (live band karaoke, food & drink indoors and movable seating), we are requiring a negative test from all attendees. Although masks will be recommended, they will not be required at this event, especially while performing, eating or drinking. In this venue, attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (booster not required but recommended).

Town Hall #2: Prepping for Fringe
Saturday, April 16

This event will follow our artist safety guidelines. In short, this event will require proof of vaccination (booster recommended but not required) or a negative test result within 72 hours of the event (48 hours if antigen test, not PCR). Masks will be required at this event. While cloth masks are acceptable, it is highly encouraged that you wear a medical grade mask (surgical/3-ply, KN95, KF94 and N95 masks).

Office Hours

All of our office hour locations will have different requirements depending on the space’s own guidelines. Please see this blog for a full breakdown.

Our Festival event guidelines will drop with our audience guidelines on April 18, 2022.


FEB 2022

The Guide Contest is back! We would like to invite our Fringe community to design the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival guide cover, which will be distributed throughout L.A. county. Submit your design ideas anytime between today, Monday, February 28th, and Thursday, March 3rd by 12:00 pm to be included in the qualifying round. To enter the contest visit our contest link.


The winner will receive $959 (approximately $550 after the commission taken by 99Designs). Additionally, the winner is eligible for an additional prize of $1,300 to pull elements from their winning guide design to create the 2022 T-shirt, iPhone app icon, and the official Fringe Button – the pin fringe-goers sport as they see shows around Hollywood. Participation is open to everyone. To get started, create a (free) account on


Curious what past branding has looked like? Check out our most recent printed guide & previous design winners! 


Digital file of our 2019 printed guide

2018 contest

2017 contest

2016 contest


Know the perfect artist? Please share the contest or this blog post with friends! 



FEB 2022

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. 


The Zephyr Theatre

7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Virtual Tour HERE

In-Person Tours available by appointment

Tuesdays/Thursdays between 11 am-4 pm

Email [email protected] to schedule a tour



The Actors Company

916 N. Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

In-Person Tours available by appointment

Mondays-Fridays between 1 pm-4 pm

Email [email protected] to schedule a tour


Asylum Venue

& Promotion Packet  with pricing and additional information available on their website.


Asylum is running 4 spaces in 3 venues. We offer tours of all the venues on certain tour dates as well as schedule individual showings at available times. You can schedule a tour and/or a meeting at , or email or call Matt Quinn at [email protected] – 415-336-0513.


Tour Times (Specific times vary- please make an appointment)

  • Tuesdays -  11a-6p PST
  • Thursdays – 11a-6p PST
  • Saturdays – 11a-5p PST

Venues on Tour – Including Virtual Tours

McCadden Place Theatre (50-60 seats)- 1157 McCadden Place, 90038 - Virtual Tour

Stephanie Feury Theatre (36-42 seats) – 5636 Melrose Ave., 90038 - Virtual Tour

Thymele Arts – Kansas/California spaces (20-50 seats)- 5481 Santa Monica Blvd., 90029- Virtual Tour


Learn more about booking a venue for The Hollywood Fringe Festival here.