Digital at C

Our digital programme offers participants the chance to be part of the world’s greatest arts festival virtually, without needing to travel to Edinburgh.

For 2021 we are expanding our digital programme, offering live-streamed and on-demand work from around the world.

CtheFilm

Our award-winning curated film programme is one of the original Fringe events showcasing screen shorts and full-length digital film and video pieces. Our film programme welcomes drama, comedy, documentary work and more... For the 2021 Fringe, this programme will also be shown online.

Music

For 2021 we expand our music programme to encompass digital work. We are interested in receiving submissions for live-streamed and recorded performances, music videos and audio tracks, whether an album or a single song.

Theatre | Dance | Circus | Cabaret | Musicals | Opera

We are seeking applications from work of any length to be performed live-stream or recorded work, including live streamed performance, recorded-as-live (with or without audience), and work specifically made for digital, whether created in a performance spaces, in studios, or on location.

Comedy | Improv | Sketch shows | Standup | Spoken word | Podcasts | Radio plays

We are seeking live-stream and recorded video and audio performances, whether comedy, improv, sketches, standup – or spoken word, performance poetry or radio plays.

Visual and performance art

We're taking our visual and performance art programme online with virtual exhibitions and digital performance art.

Interdisciplinary | Interactive | Immersive | Augmented reality

The Fringe has always been a place to break down boundaries and C is known for its interdisciplinary, interactive and immersive programming. We are looking to continue this into the digital sphere and are also interested in artists working with sound, multidimensionality and augmented reality.

Events | Meetings | Seminars | Lectures | Workshops | Arts industry

Our platform events programme is one of the things that sets C apart, whether showcases of new work and new ideas, debate and discussion, discovery events for arts industry professionals, educational workshops, free taster shows, cabaret compilations or club nights. We're bringing this unique festival spirit online with our digital events programme, and we are especially interested in interactive events and events which run alongside shows in our programme.

Work for children and families

Running across all genres we highlight the best of our programme for children and families, whether children's theatre, cartoons and animation, family live Fringe favourites, Shakespearian shenanigans, improv, music, magic and more.

Formats

As well as live-streamed performance, recorded-as-live (with or without audience), and work recorded and edited for digital showings, we are looking for interactive live-streamed work with audience participation, whether by text chat, audio or video. We can accommodate meetings, discussions and question and answer sessions before or after live-stream or key performances. Recorded work can be viewed as on demand as either audio or video.

Details

You benefit from being in one of the most established curated programmes at the Fringe. We provide a full package of support and advice with marketing, media, arts industry, and with making your work and recording and streaming. We can also assist with onward development and showing of your work.

Our standard package for inclusion in our digital season features a low platform fee (dependent on the scale and type of the event), any you also pay a percentage of ticket sales/audience payments. Our ticketing service, included within our fees, features a number of options to encourage repeat patron attendance, including ticket packages, festival passes and subscriptions, and can also support pay what you think events, donations and merchandise. Standard Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society digital show registration fees apply, and are payable to the Fringe Society through us.

Live-stream and hybrid events

We recommend that companies with live-stream events consider also making a recording available for on-demand viewing, either a previous recording or a recording of the streaming, though we recognise this may not be suitable for all events.

You can live-stream your event to us from any location worldwide. If you are performing live-stream in your local area, and the local regulations permit a in-person audience, you can benefit from your live events being part of our season, and you can sell tickets for local in-person attendance through our website.

Once an in-person Fringe is permitted by public health regulations, and when it is judged that it is viable for venues to operate in-person in Edinburgh, it would be possible to perform live in Edinburgh and simultaneously live-stream the performance to digital viewers.

To take part

Go to our performers’ application and downloads page to download information or apply online here (please select digital options).