Peckham Fringe

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Peckham Fringe is a performing arts festival which takes place at Theatre Peckham during Spring 2023.

It will run from Monday 1 May – Sunday 4 June. Everyone is welcome to apply.

Productions may be new writing, plays, musicals, stand-up, sketch comedy, dance, cabaret, opera, poetry, mentalism, improvisation and Q&As. Peckham Fringe was set-up to offer Artists and Companies the chance to try out something different in a dynamic and supportive setting with less financial risks than other fringes.

What should my production be?

Your production can be any of the art forms mentioned above or perhaps it sits outside of that, either way we want to hear from you. To perform at Peckham Fringe, you will need to supply your own creative team. There are a few things to consider which we have listed below.

How many performances can I do?

How many performances can I do? There are various options from one to four nights. We will have this discussion on an individual basis once the selection process is complete.

What space is available?

We have two spaces available. You can check out the technical specifications for both spaces below.

Main Theatre – Audience capacity 186. Maximum number of performers 12. The Main Theatre is a versatile space and can house a variety of art forms.

Studio – Audience capacity 50. Maximum number of performers 4. The Studio is perfect for spoken word, comedy, music and one-person shows.

What is the selection process?

All shows will be considered with two main questions in mind;

  • Who is this show for?
  • What story does it tell?

All submissions are to be made be made by completing our online submission form (see below). Shortlisted shows for Peckham Fringe which will then be agreed with by our Artistic Team.

How to submit my show?

Consider the following questions before completing your application:

1. Having read the technical specification, does your production fit either of our spaces?

2. What story are you telling?

3. Who is the story for? Who is your target audience?

4. How might you pay and/or support a cast and creative team?

5. Why Peckham Fringe? What space do you see your show in?

If you can answer the above, you should complete the online submission form below.


At Theatre Peckham we believe that the arts should be accessible to all, so we operate with the ticketing module below across Peckham Fringe.

Full Price£16 –£12.50
Concession£12 – £9.50(This includes those in receipt of State Pension, Under 16s, Students, and Equity Members)
Access£7.50For those with any access needs, including disabilities, and if you need someone to support you to see the show.
Peckham Local£6For our hyper-local community. More info.

Audiences will be able to book your show via our website, by calling our box office or by visiting in person.

Timeline for Peckham Fringe 2023

10 JanuarySubmission window opens
3 FebruarySubmission window closes @ 5pm
6 – 15 February Shortlisting
15 February Shortlist Agreed
17 February Artists emailed with decisions/contracts
27 February Artist artwork/copy deadline @ 12 noon
1 MarchFringe Together Day
20 MarchTickets on sale
1 May – 4 JuneFestival Runs

What is Fringe Together Day?

Fringe Together Day on 1 March, is an opportunity for all artists and companies selected for this year’s Peckham Fringe to come together at Theatre Peckham to network, meet, and connect ahead of the festival run.

Peckham Fringe Guarantee and Box Office Split

There is no fee to take part in Peckham Fringe instead we work with a guarantee to Theatre Peckham and then a box office split.

We have a scalable box office split module which means the more tickets that are sold the better the financial deal. Our guarantee of £200 per show for the Main Theatre and £100 for the Studio will enable Theatre Peckham to be open and supply a duty manager, the front of house team and one duty technician for your production. You do not have to pay this amount upfront, this amount will be deducted from box office sales.

Once the £200 or £100 has been reached we will then split the remaining box office revenue between yourself and Theatre Peckham in the below percentages. The table below show how the box office will be split and to who.

85% or above70% Artist / 30% Theatre Peckham
65% or above60% Artist / 40% Theatre Peckham 
50% or above50% Artist / 50% Theatre Peckham
Below 50%40% Artist / 60% Theatre Peckham

STUDIO ONE50% Artist / 50% Theatre Peckham





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