There is a lot going on during the Fringe, so make sure that you have Fringe Central on your list of places to go.

Fringe Central is a welcoming, inclusive space dedicated specifically to Fringe artists and accredited industry and media professionals. Here, you can access Fringe Society services, meet fellow Fringe participants or just grab a tea or coffee and escape the buzz of the festival.

Fringe Central is open daily throughout the festival, and everyone receives a warm and friendly welcome from the Fringe Society team. This space is for anyone and everyone involved with bringing a show to the Fringe, as well as accredited industry and media professionals.

Find out more about Fringe Central

Fringe Central events programme

The Fringe Central events programme is a series of discussions, workshops and networking opportunities to help artists and industry professionals make the most of the Fringe. All events will be available to browse and book on Fringe Connect, the Fringe Society’s year-round digital platform for artists and industry professionals. 

Coming to the Fringe provides an opportunity to expand your skills, meet new people and to develop your career beyond the Fringe. 

Our Artist Development team, based at Fringe Central, are here to help you in your professional ambitions at the Fringe. We can help if you are looking to find an agent or producer or just want some advice about giving your show life after the Fringe or developing your career.

Our Artist Development team work year round to provide advice and services including:

  • a programme of online events on Fringe Connect that are designed to further support participating artists
  • targeted lists of industry members who may be of interest to you, and who may be interested in your show
  • one-to-one sessions to discuss your goals and ambitions for your show, both during and after the Fringe ends, and how to achieve them
  • advice face-to-face, over email, video call and / or telephone, covering various topics including networking; finding an agent, programmer or producer; and touring
  • a programme of in-person events at Fringe Central throughout August.

If you are planning your Fringe journey and wish to discuss your goals and objectives in order to make the most of the Artist Development services, please get in touch with us at [email protected] so that we can advise and support you in the best way possible.

Alternatively, you can fill out our Artist Development prep sheet so we can quickly figure out the best way we can help!

Complete the artist development prep sheet

You will have no doubt heard a lot about networking and the importance of it in developing your career and reaching your goals. Here are some steps and top tips on how to approach networking. 

The Fringe is very popular with a wide variety of arts industry professionals, each of whom can potentially help your career in different ways – here's a quick guide to finding the right person for your needs.

We asked a range of producers to answer a list of common questions, giving an insight into how they work – click on a question to find out what they all have to say.

With thanks to:

  • Rowan Rutter, Executive Producer (Maternity) at HighTide (2021) 
  • Tom Bevan, Assistant Producer at Theatr Clwyd (2021)
  • Josie Dale-Jones, Independent Producer (2021)
  • Becca Thomason, Programme Coordinator and Associate Producer at Hackney Empire (2021)
  • Michael Norton, Artists’ Advisor at Artsadmin and Independent Producer (2021)

Each year, we get a number of questions from artists all about agents, so we thought we’d ask the experts – click on a question to find out what they have to say.

With thanks to:

  • Simon Sharkey, Agent at Sharkey and Co (2021)
  • Abbie Waters, Voiceover Agent at The Osbrink Agency (2021)
  • Charlotte Boden, Lead Agent and Producer at Queer House (2021)
Please get in touch with [email protected] if you have any specific questions about the information on this page. A member of our team can set up a 10-minute slot to talk things over with you on the phone or on a video call.

Please note, slots are based on team availability.