Welcome to performer information and show registration for Oxfringe 2013, which will be opening soon. Once your show is registered, check out the information below on how to market your show and ticket selling arrangements.
Thank you for your interest in registering for next year’s fringe! Oxfringe is an open access festival aiming to encourage and provide interesting platforms for new and established talents from Oxfordshire and further afield during our festival. We hope you will join us in 2013 to create a cultural extravaganza in Oxford over the May/June holiday period.
Our responsibility to you will be to promote the festival and your show as best we can in a variety of ways – see ‘What does your registration fee cover?’ below. Your responsibility will be to organise and pay for your own venue and any necessary performance fees and insurances, check venue performance licences are in place and that you and the venue are in compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations. You also commit to delivering a fully rehearsed show during our festival, marketing your own show alongside our brochure and website, using the Oxfringe logos on your PR material which we will make available to you and managing your own ticket selling processes.
We have two registration rates:
Fee for shows with one performance only – £76
Fee for shows performed more than once – £98
You will be asked to pay this fee via Paypal, when you register your show on the performer login portal – see below for more info.
The final registration deadline is 12 Noon on Monday 25 March 2013. Check out the registration guidance below to make sure you don’t miss it!
What does your registration fee cover?
- Your 50 word show entry in both the website and Oxfringe Brochure (we will print a minimum of 20,000 copies).
- We will provide advice on how to market your show – see advice below
- We secure media coverage for Oxfringe festival through our media links, press releases and links with fringe review companies
- We invite all the press to our Launch Event a month before we kick off
- In return for two comp tickets per show, we will offer your show to local and national review companies and local press.
- We will liaise with you or your venue manager if press or fringe review companies would like a comp to review your show and if you get a show review we will publish it on our website.
- We will raise the profile of Oxfringe across Oxford via the professional distribution of our brochure, via outdoor ads, Oxfringe posters and leaflets in city centre locations
- We will provide venue PR material for larger venues where possible
- We provide opportunities for you to preview your show
- We negotiate Oxfringe events ticket pages with Ticket Source
How To Register Your Show:
Step One – Secure Your Venue Booking
Before you register your show or shows, please take some time to think about where you will perform and begin to make arrangements for your hire of a suitable space. The venues info page give you details of venues who’ve expressed an interest this year.
If you are interested in performing as part of Oxfringe, at any of the above venues or other venues, you will need to arrange your booking with the venue yourself. Once you have done so, you can give us full details when you log on to register your show.
Guidance on your responsibilities in hiring a venue will be available shortly.
Step Two – Register Your Show To Secure Your Brochure And Web Entry
The performer login portal will guide you through how to complete your show registration, which shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Once you have fully submitted and finally checked all your show details, you will then proceed to the payment section for the registration fee. Your show will not be registered until you have paid your fee which you must do before the deadline. However, up until payment, you can log in and update or amend your entry details as you firm up your event arrangements.
The final registration deadline is 12 Noon on Monday 25 March 2013.
Before that date you will need to:
- Secure your venue booking
- Submit all your show, venue and ticketing details through the Oxfringe website performer login portal
- Proof your 50 word brochure and web entry
- Pay the registration fee to Oxfringe on line through the website.
Step Three – Purchase An Ad
If you would like to attract even more attention, you may supplement your brochure entry with an ad. This year, you can do this online, when you have logged in, at the same time as creating your registration. Performer show ads are offered at special performers only rates:
- Eighth page – £45 (60mm wide x 40mm deep)
- Quarter page – £85 (60mm x 90mm)
- Half page – £155 (130mm x 90mm)
- Full page – £285 (up to A5 plus 3mm bleed)
Remember, you must link your ad to your event be eligible for these performer ad rates. This can feature more text, or pictures, or whatever you like within the spaces shown. If you are supplying your own artwork, please send us a 300dpi TIFF or EPS file if possible when you purchase your ad online.
If this sounds like gibberish to you, our designer may be able to produce your ad from images and text you supply for a reasonable fee, depending on the work involved. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Four – Market Your Show
Here is guidance on how to market your show, where you can list your show for free on line, how to secure media coverage and our Launch event planned for the end of April. More information on this will also be available here soon.
OXFRINGE 2013 BROCHURE
The Oxfringe brochure will hit Oxfordshire’s streets and our venues from 15 APRIL – so please tell all your friends and contacts to look out for this. We will have brochures available at our key venues and at Waterstones Bookstore in Oxford. If you need some brochures, please ask at these venues and hand them out to everyone you know (and those you don’t…).
FLYERS AND POSTERS
To help market your show, you should be thinking now about producing flyers and posters. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PR MATERIAL MUST DISPLAY THE COMBINED OXFRINGE/BRAKSPEAR LOGO which you can find above. PLEASE KEEP THE COLOURS/SHAPE EXACTLY AS FOUND THERE – this is our approved image. We have listed a couple of companies who DISTRIBUTE POSTERS for info, but please use whoever you like to get your message out there.
Here is the Oxfringe 2013 logo to use on your posters and leaflets.
PRESS LAUNCH AND MEDIA COVERAGE
Oxfringe 2013 MEDIA LAUNCH will take place towards the end of April – MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES will be there.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY FOR MEDIA and NOT PERFORMERS, BUT….
SEND US SOME OF YOUR FLYERS (50) AND POSTERS (2)
If you already have FLYERS and POSTERS or a PRESS PACK, please send them to the address you have been sent by email as soon as possible, so we can display them for you at the launch. (NO MORE THAN 2 POSTERS AND 50 FLYERS PER SHOW PLEASE) If you can’t make this timeframe, you can still send no more than 50 flyers later, as we will have some volunteers distributing flyers in the two weekends before Oxfringe starts PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT DISTRIBUTE YOUR POSTERS FOR YOU.
WHO IS YOUR PRESS CONTACT?
Please send us an email ASAP to email@example.com , with the email title “PRESS CONTACT” with your press officer’s contact info, so we can compile a list and pass this on to our press list.
Oxfordshire is endowed with various sites for listing your show, some examples listed below. IT IS UP TO YOU TO LIST YOUR SHOW ON THESE SITES as we simply don’t have the resources to do this. We will put up a general listing for Oxfringe, but each performing group should list their own show details, if you want it up there. Please make sure you list your show as part of Oxfringe 2010 as this all helps build awareness of the festival.
OXFRINGE 2013: POETRY PLEASE an evening of performance poetry, Sat 25 May 7pm, Turl Street Kitchen Tickets £10/8 www.ticketsource.co.uk/oxfringe or on the door.
Here are some of the free listing sites. If you know of any other free listing sites, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with email title “FREE LISTINGS” – SO WE CAN LET EVERYONE KNOW.
Listings where you have to pay:
MORE MEDIA COVERAGE
We hope to secure more coverage of Oxfringe 2013 with the media in the weeks leading up to the fringe. This year, we will be working with ONLINE FRINGE REVIEW companies including Fringe Review, Fringe Guru, Oxford Theatre Review and Daily Info as well as journalists from the Oxford Mail and Times. We promote Oxfringe through local radio companies who may be interested in interviewing performers. We will be sending out regular press releases to our press list on different genres in our programme. More on this to come. – BUT DON’T BE SHY ABOUT APPROACHING THE MEDIA TO SECURE INTERVIEWS OR ARTICLES! Remember it is YOUR SHOW, YOUR FRINGE FESTIVAL and we are all working together to get noticed and MAKE A SPLASH!
Show Preview Opportunities
This year we hope to provide opportunities where performers can preview their show and you will be invited to indicate your interest in this when you register your show.
The main means of selling tickets this year will be through TicketSource.
When you register your show, you will be asked to select an alternative means of ticket sales – some of our professional theatre venues provide a full ticketing and box office service (on line, by phone and face to face) for performers which you will need to indicate to us on registration.
For other venues, there are two main routes for advanced ticket sales:
- Advanced tickets reserved via your own email or telephone numbers
- Advanced tickets sold via TicketSource.
Selling Tickets through TicketSource services:
We have negotiated an Oxfringe Ticket Selling page with TicketSource, where purchasers can browse all our shows on sale there. You are responsible for setting up your own account for your show with TicketSource and asking them to badge it as Oxfringe, to make sure it goes on our Oxfringe webpage – put Oxfringe in the show title line to make sure they pick this up.
- More about setting up an account with TicketSource here: COMING SOON
We will link the programme listing on our webpage to your event listing on TicketSource, so visitors to our site can purchase tickets for you show via these links.
Note: When a performer sets up an account with TicketSource, this is a direct contractual relationship between the performer and TicketSource. Oxfringe is neither party to that contract, nor liable for compliance with it by either the performer or Ticket Source, nor liable for any failure by Ticket Source to deliver the service promised or to pay out the net ticket receipts to performers.
Registration Terms & Conditions
By registering with us, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions (click here to read them).