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Pleasance open now for 2018 Edinburgh Festival applications

7 December 2017

Are you considering taking a show the Edinburgh Fringe next summer?

Submissions for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Programme at the Pleasance are now open!

Submissions for the 2018 Festival are now open, you can find all the information about bringing a show to the Fringe with us below and in our Performers' Pack. For any other questions you have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on [email protected] or on 020 7619 6868.

How to Submit your Show

After reading our Performers' Information Pack, simply follow the link at the bottom of the page to submit the details of your show using our online form. We'll let you know once we've received your submission and keep you as up to date as we can throughout the programming process.

Join the Pleasance

Pleasance welcome work from anyone with a good idea, passionately believing that the best new and unknown names should stand side-by-side, in the same programme, with the most established acts performing today. The draw of a big name in one year has so often heralded the discovery of the next. As a not-for-profit charity, we believe in sharing risks and in placing a value on the arts. We do not rent rooms - instead we carefully curate a rich and varied programme from the great volume of submissions we receive.

About Submissions

As we programme on a rolling basis, there is no formal deadline but you are advised to apply as soon as possible, as slots are often provisionally filled early on. The deadline to be included in the Fringe's printed programme is Wednesday 11th April.

Please keep in mind that because our final programme depends on the overall artistic and technical balance of the shows in each space, it cannot be finalised until April. We will do our very best to keep you informed about the status of your applications and make decisions as early as possible, but please be patient. Please contact us if you urgently require a decision or if you no longer wish to be considered.

Festival Open House at Pleasance Islington - 22nd January

On 22nd January 2018 Pleasance throw open the doors at Pleasance Islington to anyone considering coming to the Fringe. This is for festival newcomers, returning companies, those who have submitted their show for consideration and those simply looking for more information...anyone! It is open to all - you can RSVP HERE.


Contact the Pleasance

If you have any queries, or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss performing at the Pleasance, please contact us on [email protected] or call 0207 619 6868.