Hollywood Fringe Festival 2013 – launches app

Program cover designed by Jordan Monsell.
Program cover designed by Jordan Monsell.

This year’s 4th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is just around the corner and today the team has launched a useful app to enhance and improve our Fringe-going experience. See key dates below.

Hollywood Fringe Festival app for iPhone and Android includes a full ticketing integration feature for mobile phones.

Users who download the free mobile app will have the ability to purchase tickets on their phones to over two hundred festival productions, as well as browse shows by location, time or category. The app provides a personalized experience by allowing users to create unique profiles, manage a list of favorite shows and customize their schedule. Additional features include a map and navigation for all Fringe venues, access to show reviews and a news feed of the latest Fringe events. The app is now available in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

“Some of our early success has been credited to our website, which has a complete set of festival tools for artists and audiences alike, including a custom ticketing service. Going mobile was a natural next step for us,” said Festival Director Ben Hill. “We believe that any person interested in attending our festival should have easy access to the information they need, as well as the ability to purchase tickets on-the-go. The new app is intended to make our event both more navigable and more enjoyable.” Hill is responsible for developing the app, as well as the Fringe’s website, which also recently underwent major renovation.

The app announcement comes exactly one month before the start of the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, which has been extended by an entire week this year. The festival proper will take place June 13th through June 30th, after a week of previews starting on June 6th. More than one thousand performances will occur throughout the fest at over a dozen Hollywood venues. Tickets for all productions are available now and can be purchased at their official site here or on the mobile app.



The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community.  Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrates the Hollywood neighborhood: Fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.


Key Festival Dates—2013

June 6th-11th- Fringe Previews

June 12th- Fringe Opening Night Gala

June 13th-30th- 4th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival

June 30th- Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party


Those seeking more information can contact the festival or by visiting their website here.

Follow @hollywoodfringe on Twitter, or become a fan of their facebook page.


Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.



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