Terms of Agreement



Applications to perform in the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival will be accepted only online on the Fringe website www.sffringe.org until midnight Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday February 14, 2018. Only one application will be accepted from each company.

A non-refundable APPLICATION FEE of $40 is required to apply to perform in the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival. The applicant will choose a venue and performers will be selected by venue at a public lottery at EXIT Theatre 156 Eddy Street in San Francisco at 2pm on February 17, 2018. Performers selected in the lottery will be invoiced a PERFORMANCE FEE depending upon the venue and performance slot they have selected and the performance fee is due by March 15, 2018 or their performance slot will be forfeited.

A WAIT LIST of performers will also be drawn at the lottery and applicants on the WAIT LIST will be notified if a performance slot becomes available.

Each group selected in the lottery to perform in the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival will be scheduled for four performance slots in the festival between September 6 and September 15, 2018.


All withdrawals from The Festival must be made in writing by the company’s primary contact. If a company in The 2018 Fringe withdraws, notification must be received by April 30th, 2018 in order to receive a 50% refund of the PERFORMANCE FEE. A company that withdraws after April 30th will forfeit 100% of its PERFORMANCE FEE.

Companies accepted into the San Francisco Fringe Festival cannot sell or transfer their spot in the Festival to another party. If a company is found to have sold or transferred its space, both companies will be removed from the Festival and the performance fee will be forfeited to the Festival.

The San Francisco Fringe Festival reserves the right to cancel confirmed applications should circumstances arise which in the opinion of Festival staff would interfere with the mounting of the production or the festival as a whole.

The Festival will accept no liability for performance cancellations as a result of natural phenomena or the actions of third parties or as a result of a performance venue’s suitability or lack thereof for any particular purpose. The Festival makes no guarantee whatsoever regarding the suitability of any particular venue for performance presentation. In the event of a loss of a venue (or an unforeseen loss of Festival revenue needed to operate a venue) the Festival reserves the right to cancel the performances in that venue. In such an event, cancelled groups will be placed at the top of the WAIT LIST or they may withdraw from the festival and receive a full refund of their application fee.

The performing company releases the San Francisco Fringe Festival and EXIT Theatre and the employees, officers, and agents from any and all liability for any personal injury or death, damage to or loss of property, claims for damage to or loss of property incurred during or connected to the Fringe Festival. Furthermore the Fringe Festival collects and processes performer box office receipts as a volunteer service only. Any liability for the loss or theft of box office revenue at any time is borne solely by the performing company.

All performing companies agree to adhere to the laws of California, US, and the policies, procedures and safety restrictions of the San Francisco Fringe Festival. All companies are obligated to act in the best interests of the Festival as a whole at all times. The San Francisco Fringe Festival reserves the right to cancel any or all performances of any performing company not adhering to these regulations.
Upon acceptance to the San Francisco Fringe Festival, participants are required to submit all requested materials and information in full and on time. Failure to do so will result in said participants removal from the Festival. In addition all promotional and publicity materials must refer to said participation as “(Company or individual) in association with the San Francisco Fringe Festival present (Title)”.

Submission of this application and payment of the APPLICATION FEE shall indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.