Banner Year for the Hollywood Fringe

hollywood fringe festival generic bannerThe 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival did it again, With a significant rise in participation, attendance and revenue, it would seem that there is a hunger for new edgy works for Los Angeles audiences.

Official HFF17 Stats

The eighth Hollywood Fringe sold an estimated $540,000 in ticket sales. This is a 21% increase in ticket sales from last year.

The numbers reflect a growth trend that has been in place since the festival began in 2010:

  • The festival sold over 65,000 individual tickets (from 17,000 in 2010).
  • The festival sold an estimated $540,000 in tickets this year (from $50,000 in 2010, almost 1,000% growth).
  • In its eight year history, Hollywood Fringe has returned over $2.3 million to artists.
  • 375 productions participated in this year’s event (from 180 in 2010), mounting 2,064 performances at 51 spaces throughout central Hollywood and some West Hollywood locations.
  • 1,802 artists and producers participated in this year’s Hollywood Fringe.

The central Fringe organization doesn’t retain any of the ticketing proceeds; all $540,000 have been returned to Fringe artists and venues.

And yet there’s more,

Extensions This Week:

Thursday, July 20

8:00 PM – Songs of the Fall (Actors Company)

8:30 PM – Narcissus & Echo (Complex Theatres)

Friday, July 21

7:30 PM – Terror on The High Seas (Asylum @ Studio C)

8:00 PM – A Void (Actors Company)

8:00 PM – We Are Not These Hands (Met Theatre)

8:00 PM – Desert Warrior (Complex Theatres)

8:00 PM – My Janis (The New Collective)

8:00 PM – The Spidey Project (studio/stage)

8:00 PM – 6 Figures (Asylum @ 2nd Stage)

9:00 PM – Just Old Woman from Old Country…. (Asylum @ Studio C)

9:00 PM – Narcissus & Echo (Complex Theatres)

9:30 PM – 6 Figures (Asylum @ 2nd Stage)

10:00 PM – Hot Dates (Three Clubs)

Saturday, July 22

2:00 PM – THANKSGIVING (Lounge Theatre)

2:00 PM – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Asylum @ 2nd Stage)

3:30 PM – Ashlee Olivia presents E.A.R.T.H.A. (Asylum @ Studio C)

5:00 PM – AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILKES BOOTH (Complex Theatres)

7:00 PM – Toys (Complex Theatres)

7:30 PM – BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now (Actors Company)

8:00 PM – Dying City (Actors Company)

8:00 PM – SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS (Asylum @ Studio C)

8:00 PM – The Spidey Project (studio/stage)

8:00 PM – WINNER BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE & ENCORE: UNDER THE JELLO MOLD(Complex Theatres)

8:00 PM – Claim Jumper (Complex Theatres)

8:00 PM – My Janis (The New Collective)

9:00 PM – The Amitycode (Asylum @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre)

9:00 PM – DEAD BOYS (Actors Company)

9:30 PM – Desert Warrior (Complex Theatres)

Sunday, July 23

2:00 PM – AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILKES BOOTH (Complex Theatres)

2:00 PM – THANKSGIVING (Lounge Theatre)

5:00 PM – WINNER BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE & ENCORE: UNDER THE JELLO MOLD(Complex Theatres)

5:30 PM – Magic 8 Ball (My Life with Asperger’s) (Asylum @ Studio C)

7:00 PM – The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo (Actors Company)

7:00 PM – THE PLEASURE PROJECT (Met Theatre)

7:30 PM – Save Me a Spot! (Asylum @ Studio C)

8:00 PM – The Amitycode (Asylum @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre)

 

About Peter Finlayson

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Peter Finlayson is the Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-chief of FootLights magazine and footlight.click. While working on a prelaw program at the University of Michigan, he happily got involved with the theatre program. Much to his mother’s chagrin, law school never happened, but in a career spanning more than 4 decades, Peter has performed, directed or designed more than 150 productions. In his spare time, he is working on a new play. You can follow him on Twitter @Thtrdog .

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