AUG 2021
Voting for the HFF21 Fringe Freak Awards begins this Friday, August 27th.
Here is what is required to take part in celebrating the amazing productions at this year’s festival.

In order to vote for the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival community awards, lovingly referred to as the Fringe Freaks, you must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
  • You are on a participant team
  • You are a venue manager
  • You have seen at least three Fringe shows
  • You have posted multiple show reviews
Cast your ballots, then join us for the Digital Fringe Awards Ceremony on August 29th from 6:00 – 8:00pm PT in Fringe Central to see who will take home the top awards of HFF21! Click here to join in, and remember, our virtual doors open for everyone at 6pm. If you click the link before then, the space will be locked.
Keep an eye out for a How To video on best viewing tips and how to accept an award if your show wins!


AUG 2021

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!




AUG 2021

Versatile Monkey Bomb ~ Inspired by Versatile

.5 oz Kahlua (or 1.5 oz Coffee)

.5 oz Vodka

.5 oz Banana Liqueur

.5 oz Baileys

1 oz Half and Half

Mix all ingredients. Shake and strain. Top with whipped cream, banana, and chocolate sauce or shavings.


POG Slammer ~ Inspired by The Sleepover

1.5 oz White or Spiced Rum

.5 oz Midori

3 oz Pineapple Juice

2 oz Orange Juice

Mix all ingredients. Shake and strain. Top off with a float of Grenadine.


7 Sister Sweet Swirly ~ Inspired by Your Reason For Being

1.5 oz Vodka

5 oz Lemonade

1.5 oz Cabernet

Stir Ice, Vodka, and Lemonade, then float Cabernet gently on top.


Gin-eral Mon ~ Inspired by Vice

1.5 oz Gin

1 oz Sweet & Sour (Can be made combining .5 Lemon Juice with .5 Simple Syrup)

1 oz Grape Juice

1 oz Cranberry

Mix all ingredients over ice. Add .5 oz Raspberry Syrup or Chambord if available.


Naturally Tan ~ Inspired by Naturally Tan

1.5 oz Gin

.5 oz Grenadine

1 tsp Honey

3 oz Pineapple Juice

Squeeze of Lime

Stir all ingredients and top with Club Soda. Garnish with Lime.



AUG 2021

The Hollywood Fringe Festival App is LIVE!
Download it now and be ready to hit the ground running on opening day!

Browse, buy tickets, and keep your Fringe life organized on the new Hollywood Fringe Festival App! Browse through the lengthy list of Hollywood Fringe shows by 

  • Category 
  • What’s coming up next 
  • What’s nearby
  • Daily schedule 
  • Or dive into the full list while you are grabbing a drink at The Plunge or in line for a show. 

You can create a favorites list to keep track of all of the wonderful shows you hear about! We know that this month is going to be busy so keep track of your tickets by using the schedule feature. 

Download it here and Fringe on the go today!
Currently available for iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac.


JUL 2021

There are several ways to stay connected with the Hollywood Fringe community during HFF21 – both digitally and in-person! Here is your handy guide for making the most out of all the networking and Fringeship opportunities we have to offer!




Fringe Central powered by Gather

Our social hub has a virtual address this year! To remain accessible and provide the Fringe experience to our participants and audience members joining from all over the world, we have partnered with Gather to create a virtual Fringe Central for people who need real-world interaction. No account or password is required to enter. Visit this digital Fringe hub by clicking this link during our hours of operation. Come to network with your fringe community, promote your show and invite your audience to meet you there after your performances. This space is all about Fringe!

Fringe Central Hours
August 5th – 29th, 2021

Wednesdays: 6pm – 10pm
Thursdays: 6pm – 10pm
Fridays: 6pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 6pm – 10pm
Sundays: 6pm – 10pm


Discord Server

Our new and improved Discord server is ready for you! This FREE digital space is open 24/7 and is designed just for Fringe participants, patrons, venues, volunteers, and staff. There are multiple text channels to connect you with a network of fabulous Fringers! It’s easy to use and can be accessed on a browser or on a desktop/mobile app. Join the official Hollywood Fringe Discord Server by clicking here.


Social Media & More

Hollywood Fringe has multiple official social media accounts for you to engage with, including a brand new official group on Facebook! You can find the festival on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok. Be sure to use the official tag #HFF21 on all your posts. Engage with your fellow Fringers by liking, commenting on, and sharing their posts. Tag the @HollywoodFringe whenever possible for the chance to have your posts shared by the official accounts. Hollywood Fringe is also on Spotify! Tune in to listen to awesome tunes, including Staff Picks and Fringe Central inspired playlists!




Fringe Concierge

Fringe Concierge can be found at the Info Desk during operating hours at our digital Fringe Central. Fringe will also have a pop-up in-person concierge on weekends during the festival! Concierge is the place for all HFF information, festival merchandise, and assistance. Fringe Concierge can be found in the heart of the Fringe Zone at The Complex Hollywood (6476 Santa Monica Blvd) on weekends. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) along with a photo ID and a mask are required for entry. Credit/Debit purchases only.

Pop-Up Fringe Concierge Hours
August 6th – 28th, 2021

Fridays: 6pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 6pm – 10pm
Sundays: 6pm – 10pm  


Broadwater Plunge

Our friends at The Broadwater Plunge are open again just in time for the 11th Annual Hollywood Fringe! Visit with fellow Fringers in a safe and welcoming environment. If you’re Fringe your’re family here and get $1 off drinks with your Fringe button August 5th-29th. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) along with a photo ID and a mask are required for entry. Follow @theplungela on Instagram for up to date information on their operating hours.