Paris Free Fringe: where anything goes
The Paris Free Fringe will consider pretty much anything at all that can be classed as entertainment. It can be on any theme or in any genre; it can mix styles and ideas; as long as it's not boring then we're interested. The Free Fringe is designed as a space for anyone to try something out and shows us what they can do. We are equally looking for shows that are innovative, unusual, whacky and bring something new to the Paris arts scene. All shows must be :
Free Fringe Guidelines
- between 10 and 50 minutes long
- technically appropriate for a Free Fringe – i.e. minimal to zero tech
- appeal to an international audience
- technical requirements
- appropriate for a public space
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Paris Free Fringe?The idea of a Free Fringe is that all shows are free to the public. It's a way to encourage perfromers to try out new ideas and concepts that are not ready to be presented as a paid show. It allows the inexperienced to have a go of performing in a supportive environment where they are likely to get a decent audience through participation in the wider festival.
Where does it take place?The Free Fringe will happen in a variety of spaces dotted around the 9th and 10th arrondissements during the Paris Fringe 2017 (18-28 May). It may be a public space, such as the courtyard of a mairie, or a building that's open to the public, such as a library or a laundrette. Exactly where and when depends on the content and requirements of your show.
Can we play in the street?We would love to be able to programme work in the streets. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing security situation in Paris, it isn't possible to perfrom in open public spaces like the street. We're therefore focussing on enclosed spaces that are outdoors.
What support does the Paris Fringe offer?What support can be offered to each company will depend on the specifics of each show, as the needs of each will be different. However for all shows, the festival will :
- Find you a venue
- Coordinate with each space
- Promote and market your show
- Bring logistical support and advice in getting to, and staying in, Paris