Participant Applications

Take part in one of the fastest growing Fringe events in the UK, described by The Sunday Times as “…rapidly becoming the country’s most surprising and inspirational multidisciplinary arts festival”.  Launched in 2010 and each year welcome around 300 performers to the Isle of Wight’s southernmost town.

Want to perform at the Ventnor Fringe?

During the festival the Fringe takes over buildings and spaces across Ventnor adapting and transforming them into temporary theatres, cinemas, bars, clubs and everything in-between. On top of this a host of more unusual locations are used for site specific performances and events which helps to give the festival its unique feel.

Spaces available include churches, theatres, bars, front rooms, rooftops and many other types of spaces, all of which are available for artists applying to the Fringe to hire. We’ll use the information you provide in your application form to suggest suitable venues within your budget so please do provide as much information as possible.

In addition to finding artists a venue, the Fringe provides all the support you’ll need to bring an event to the festival, including advice and discounts on travel, accommodation, advertising and all box office facilities. We also promote the Ventnor Fringe as a whole with extensive local advertising and a free printed programme which lists all events as well as inviting journalists and industry representatives.

A small application fee is charged to cover these services but artists are normally entitled to 100% of their own ticket sales.


2017 Participant Fee’s

Single presentation – £40
Multiple presentations – £60

Read through our guidance notes for participants and familiarise yourself with how Fringe works before completing an application.

Complete the online application and pay any fees securely with PayPal, you will receive a confirmation and can login to your dashboard using the account details created in in your registration.

A member of the artists team will review your application and liaise with you to find a suitable venue within your designated budget and requirements.

Login to your dashboard to submit listings information about your event for the printed programme and website.  If your event ticketed, you will also be able to submit ticket details and box office settlement information.

Submit Accreditation details to get artist discounts in our bars, as well us submit details about your travel, accommodation and arrival/departure times to better help us assist your visit to Ventnor.