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.
Keep reading for details on workshops and events as well as how to reserve or rent any of our spaces.
COVID-19 UPDATE: FRINGE LAB CLOSED
In response to public health recommendations relating to Covid-19, Fringe LAB is closed until later this summer. We are following government advice to keep our community safe. We will review the situation on an ongoing basis. If you want to get in touch the team are available by phone and email as usual. See here for full team details.
We have moved FringeLAB activities online, see below for upcoming events.
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!
Our digital coffee morning will be continuing bi-monthly on Friday, June 12th and 26th. Join us at 11am to have casual chats on all things art and let us know how you’re getting on. BYO tea and biccies. We’ll publish the Zoom link twice a month on our FringeLAB Facebook page.
Next Elevenses: Friday, May 29th at 11am (link to join here)
Resident Artist Sessions
Upcoming sessions include a series of one-on-ones with director and playwright John King to talk through a script, project or idea at any stage of development; a skills-sharing conversation with theatre-maker and recent graduate Lisa Nally; exploring the integration of movement and text with choreographer and theatre-maker Rachel Ní Bhraonáin; and, actor Aisling O'Mara leads a workshop focused on creating a character from the ground up.
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.
Our spaces are suitable for: castings and auditions, rehearsal, meetings, read-throughs, workshops and photoshoots.
To enquire about hiring our spaces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com or call 01 670 6106 to make your booking.
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.
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.