Applications for Watford Fringe 2020 – Now Open

WatFringe 3rd and 4th October 2020

Creative Fringe performance spirit battles on to give an artistic outlet to all. The Watford Fringe will be back for its fourth year on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October 2020. The Watford Fringe aims to give anyone the chance to perform and showcase their talents, from very experienced performers and companies, to ambitious newcomers.

Watford Fringe is a platform for the best of local and fringe artistic events, including music, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, poetry, art and much more. With venue spaces across Watford there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Applications for Watford Fringe

Applications for Watford Fringe are now open.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to apply. We have decided to go ahead with applications to get ready for this exciting festival in October.  We realise that everything has changed this year and we have been busy preparing for back up.

We have worked hard to plan a flexible set of safe venue options that incorporate social distancing and other considerations. We have added online facilities so that the events can reach an audience that cannot or are reluctant to attend live events in person. We also contingency plans to cope with any last-minute changes in government or health advice.

Watford Fringe should provide a safe, flexible option for performers and audiences to enjoy quality artistic events during a period when larger events have not been available for us all to enjoy. We re a friendly festival and with the Pump House as a hub for emerging talent we aim to provide helpful information and guidance for the acts involved.

1st Stage
To be part of the Watford Fringe (WatFringe) and included in the programme, you will need to register your event online by completing and submitting an online event registration through Eventotron.  You will need to set up an account with Eventotron, then click on Festivals and  click on Watford Fringe.   You can start your registration by submitting some initial details about you and your event.

If you need any help along the way when registering your event, please contact us by emailing

We will then review the initial submission and approve your application.  After approval you will be able to continue providing more detail using Eventotron system, connect you with venues and allow you to provide artwork and promotion information that we will use in the brochure and online.

2nd Stage
After initial approval, to complete all remaining stages of the registration you will need to have the following things confirmed:

  • An event and confirmed venue (we can assist you with venue selection and confirmations)
  • Your event/performance date(s), times and ticket prices
  • The chosen contact name and contact details for all Watford Fringe correspondence
  • Who should be contacted for all press, marketing, Box Office and Arts Industry enquiries
  • An image for your event
  • Artwork for web and brochure advertising
  • Brochure and web description for your event
  • The total number of tickets you are selling (if differient from the default for that venue space)
  • The bank details for Watford Fringe to pay out the ticket settlement to
  • A debit or credit card to complete payment (£25) for your registration to Watford Fringe.

Applications for events that will be included in the printed brochure will need to be complete by the end of July.  Applications that will be included in online listings need to be complete by 4th September 2020.
If you have any queries regarding any of the above please do not hesitate to contact