Busking & Street Performance Registration

Some of the most memorable performances at the Fringe take place not in the main venues, but out in the streets and in ‘pop up’ spaces right across Ventnor.


Street Theatre & Busking Registration is for artists that want to perform at Ventnor Fringe without running a ticketed event. We sometimes refer to it as the ‘Free Fringe’.

All art forms are welcome and there is no fee or costs to take part, as long as your performance is suitable for our public areas. Asking for donations or selling artworks/merch to support your work is encouraged and the Fringe never takes any commission. You are welcome to ‘put the hat out’ or the card machine.

This year Ventnor Fringe will operate three main areas for Buskers & Street Theatre:

Fringe Village: This is our tented village at the heart of the festival, which spreads out through Ventnor Park and the neighbouring Flowersbrook. There is a Bandstand here with a PA where we provide slots for buskers everyday of the Festival, as well as a range of suitable sites throughout the park for other types of performance

Fringe Square: This is a small outdoor area located in front of St Catherine’s Church and opposite Ventnor Exchange. It’s where the ever popular Book Bus is located and Maker’s Market. There is a busking spot here and small garden for intimate storytelling type performance.

Ingrams Yard: This is a new theatre venue for 2024, with an outdoor courtyard area to the front. Located right in the town centre on Dudley Road, where there will be a bar and busking stage. The building is being gradually renovated by the Fringe team to become a new arts centre for the town. 

Register to take part and our team will get in touch to help you organise your performance at Ventnor Fringe 2024.

If you’re looking to run a ticketed event, please use this application instead. If you’re looking to trade at the festival, click here.

Registrations close on Friday 31st May 2024.