Any type of performance is suitable for the Fringe.
The first thing you need to do to take part is to register yourself on www.eventotron.com as an Event Producer. Fill out as much information as you can.
Then search within Eventotron for the Greater Manchester Fringe and apply.
You can apply to up to 5 venues within our system. If you want to use a venue that's not in our system that's absolutely fine, make your own arrangements with them and just let us know when and where you are booked in.
Some venues will have many shows taking place throughout the day, morning, afternoon, evening and late night. Day time shows can work really well so don't dismiss the idea out of hand if you get offered an afternoon slot.
The length of run is up to you and what you feel will work best for you and your audience. You can decide this with your venue. Most people go for between 1 and 6 performances. If you've never put on a show before, just do a short run, see how you get on, you can always add dates if you're selling well or take the show on to another venue if it does really well.
We try hard to help groups find a suitable slot for in the Greater Manchester Fringe.
If the places listed on our website don't work out for you, you are very welcome to find your own space. So long as it's in Greater Manchester, that's fine.
If you are struggling to find a suitable venue, email us and let us know, don't wait until the last minute to tell us you are having a problem.
Think creatively, we've had shows in tents, camper vans and air B&B's.
When a venue books you in, make sure you know exactly what deal they are offering. Are they charging you? Do they want to do a box office split? Are they offering a technician? Front of house staff? Someone to do the door money for you? Get all the info upfront, it saves both you and the venue time in the long run. If you don't understand an offer that's been made to you. Ask them to explain, or ask us for advice.
If you decide to accept a slot from a particular venue but have applied to more than one, then do let the others know that they are no longer needed so they can offer their space to other companies. Make sure you understand the deal the venue is offering you and what it includes. If in doubt, ask us for help, that's what we're here for. We are happy for you to perform your show in a few different venues. Greater Manchester is a huge area. Why not take your show to Manchester City Centre, Stockport, Bury, Wigan and Salford?
Late applications will be accepted but you may find that most slots have already been taken and you won't be printed in the brochure. The deadline to get into the printed brochure is April 26th.