United States Association of Fringe Festivals

San Diego Fringe Festival

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SAN DIEGO FRINGE FESTIVAL is best described as a theatre festival & more!! It’s open-access in nature. This means that anyone with a show, exhibition, or cultural event, is able to register and be part of San Diego’s newest arts event / platform. Artists from across the United States and around the world will participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning street performers, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, theatre, puppetry, music, visual art, design & open to any other type of artsy-ness not listed.


5120-C Baltimore Drive
La Mesa, California 91942



About our upcoming festival

July 3, 2014 - July 13, 2014
First festival held in 2013


Applications available January 1, 2014
Applications due February 1, 2014
Application fee: $40

Production fee(s): $175–$1,000

Festival selection

This Fringe is first-come–first-served

About our most recent festival

Participating companies: 52
Total number of performances: 183
Ticketed attendance: 3,027
Indoor venues: 17

Artists’ payout

Total payout from most recent festival: $43,750
Average payout from most recent festival: $841

100% box office payout to artists

For out-of-town artists

Billeting available


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