Artist Support

FringeLAB provides year-round practical and artistic support, responding to the needs of both developing and established artists, technicians, producers and practitioners. FringeLAB is both a space and a platform of activities for training and learning.  

FringeLAB was used by over 200 companies for 6000+ hours in the last year. Fringe is devoted to cultivating connections and expertise, so artists also access in-house expertise: from marketing to producing and everything in between!

FringeLAB is part-funded by the Arts Council’s Theatre Resource Sharing Initiative and Dublin City Council’s Arts Office. 

Please see below for information on our workshops and event, and how to reserve or rent any of our spaces.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

This February, Dublin Fringe is going on the road and hosting applications workshops in Cork, Belfast and Limerick to answer any burning questions you might have about the festival and the application process. See here for details.

Elevenses was set up as an opportunity for artists who are freelance, work on their own or are just in the area and fancy popping by to connect with other artists, theatre-makers, producers or freelancers over a cup of tea or coffee. It’s also a chance to connect with the Fringe team on an informal basis and to have a look around the facilities available at Fringe LAB if you haven’t yet been into Fringe HQ. And there’s always something nice to eat!

Last Friday of every month. No need to RSVP, just drop by at 11am. New faces and repeat attendees welcome!

Next Elevenses: 28 February

Fringe LAB is delighted to be teaming up with The Ruby Sessions for our second ever Fringe FUSE Music Edition. The scratch evening takes place in FRINGE LAB on Thursday 27th February from 8pm until 10pm, followed by the live showcase at The Ruby Sessions, upstairs at Doyle’s Pub, College Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday, 3rd March. Admission to the Scratch evening in Fringe LAB is €5, and it includes a special Fringified cocktail on arrival., audience members will then receive free entry to Ruby Sessions on 3rd March, no queuing or anything! 

Further information is available here.

 

Want to learn more about making brilliant work for young audiences? Have questions about applying to be part of the Young Radicals 2020 programme? Then this event is for you!

On Saturday 22nd February, Young Radicals Curator, Kate Ferris, will be joined by photographer, Ayesha Ahmad, and theatre director, writer and workshop facilitator, Dan Colley, to discuss their approaches to making work for young people and their experience of presenting work as part of Young Radicals. It’s a good opportunity to ask your burning questions of this panel of experts.

For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

Looking for more events and opportunities? Keep an eye on our Facebook Group! Join here.

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Resident Artists

Our 2020 Office Resident Artists are Shanna May Breen and Luke Casserly, John King and Rachel Bergin, and our Hot-deskers are Lisa Nally, Rachel Ní Bhraonáin, Thomas Martin and Aisling O'Mara.

Click here for more information on our residents. 

FRINGELAB SPACES

Our spaces are suitable for: castings and auditions, rehearsal, meetings, read-throughs, workshops and photoshoots.

To enquire about hiring our spaces, please email fringelab@fringefest.com

 

Studio 1 - Studio Space

FRINGE LAB Studio 1 (5m x 14m) is a dedicated space for the development of new work. This bright dance studio is available free of charge, 12 hours per day, seven days per week on an application basis. Consult our online calendar to check availability  and please note priority is given to those making work for the festival from June to September annually.

Studio 1
Fringe Lab Studio 1

Studio 2 - Space For Hire

Need a space to rehearse? Or to hold auditions, meetings, workshops or classes? Studio 2 at FringeLAB is available for hire! For very competitive rates, use this bright and spacious space overlooking Meeting House Square in Temple Bar all year round. Just drop us a line at fringelab@fringefest.com or call 01 670 6106 to make your booking.

Studio 2
Studio 2

The Cell - Office Space

A quieter office space dedicated to writers and producers who need silence to work or write. This small office space is available from Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 18:00 and is booked in advance.

FringeLAB Foyer

A drop-in facility with free Wi-FI, and access to printing facilities. Available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.