PERFORMER APPLICATION: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE APPLICATIONPlease note: If you find any portions of this application are not functioning or if you are experiencing difficulty submitting, please e-mail and we will correct the problem as soon as possible.

Halifax Fringe Festival takes place August 29 – September 8, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Communication with Halifax Fringe Festival will take place by e-mailing

Application Form/Fee Due: March 25th, 2019 at midnight AST
Notification of Acceptance: April 1st, 2019
Confirmation of Acceptance/Prod Fee due: May 1st, 2019

Halifax Fringe Festival takes place in K’jipuktuk on unceded Mi’kmaw territory.

We encourage applications from underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, communities of colour, people with disabilities, and from the Two-Spirit and trans communities,

We’ve been presenting an accessible, un-juried, uncensored, arts festival annually for the last 29 years. Halifax Fringe Festival is 11 days, over 11 venues, over 55 days, preforming over 350 individual performances and 100% of the box office is returned to the artists.

We are proud members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, Theatre Nova Scotia, and The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op.

Early Bird Application are in person only at our application Launch Event. There is a limit of 15 first come first served guaranteed entry applications. After those are gone the rest of the festival is by lottery.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form on this website, or e-mail us at

Application Fee: $50
Production Fee: ranges from $200 – $2,3540.00
Withdrawal by June 30, 2019: 50% return
Withdrawal after June 30, 2019: 0% return

Your production fee ranges depending on how many performances you want in what size venue.

You choose your run time (up to 70 min), your venue size (up to 180 seats), and how many performances (up to 13). You also choose your ticket price (ranging from PWYW to $15.)

Correspondence will be through e-mail with the Primary Contact only, unless the Secondary Contact or another method of communication is required for any reason. Halifax Fringe Festival (the “Festival”) is part of a growing community of Fringe Festivals throughout North America, dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists and creating affordable spaces through which diverse communities can experience boundary-pushing theatre and other performances, in accordance with the four criteria set out by the Canadian Association Of Fringe Festivals (CAFF):

Fringe Festivals are un-juried.
Fringe Festivals are uncensored.
Fringe Festivals are accessible to audiences and artists.
Fringe Festivals return 100% of the ticket price to participating artists.

BYOV: We accept “bring-your-own-venue” (BYOV) shows. In that case you supply your venue, your technical equipment, your technicians. We supply volunteers to run box office. If you supply your own venue, your Registration Fee is a flat $200.

Halifax Fringe Festival will provide a venue/stage with sound, lighting, seating, venue technician and technical set-up time (for BYOV applications please refer to point 12 above). We provide box office management services to sell tickets and deal with audiences. You must use our ticket seller. We will place your show into the Fringe schedule, on and in the official Halifax Fringe Festival printed program, with blurb/write-up and a (small) hi-res graphic of your choice. We will return to you all box office receipts within 5 business days of the closing of the Halifax Fringe. We will provide billeting when possible.

You are responsible for your own publicity, posters, advertising.
You are responsible for your own personnel/volunteers in set-up, take down, stage management, etc.
You are responsible for providing prompt and accurate information to the Festival when we request it.


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