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Bring Your Own Venue Information

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The 32nd Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival takes place May 16-29, 2023.

BYOV Applications will be open from Wednesday, December 7, 2022 NOON EST-Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 5:00pm EST. 

What is a BYOV or Bring Your Own Venue?

A BYOV is a performance venue operated by a partner venue as an extended branch of the Orlando Fringe. Multiple shows perform in the space throughout the festival, and the location is off-site from the main festival grounds. Tickets are still available for these shows on our website, though there is some separation, including a separate Teaser Show, and events that may not include BYOV artists. 

BYOV shows may not exceed 75 minutes in run time.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

dates and deadlines

If chosen for the Orlando Fringe, you will be given more deadlines and important dates, but for now, these are the ones you need to know:

Deadlines

BYOV Applications Open

BYOV Applications Closes

Tech Rehearsals

Performances

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at NOON EST

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 5:00PM EST

Starting Saturday, May 13, for Local Artists
Starting Monday, May 15, for National/International Artists

May 17-29 – Shows (Specific schedule to be announced March 31, 2023)

online venue tours

  • Venues are subject to change 
Exterior photo of the Abbey. A beige building with a ornate marquee extending out of the building over the entrance. The words The Abbey are above a railing above the marque.

The Abbey

The Abbey is a Meduim/large size venue perfect for shows with small to large size casts (1-15). With a full bar inside, patrons can grab a drink to watch the show, and hang out after talking to performers about what show they are going to see next.

Venue Manager: Russell Tucker and Kenny Howard

Address: 100 S Eola Dr. Unite 100, Orlando FL 32801 

Seating Capacity: 180-220

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Age Restrictions: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Stage type: Proscenium 

Lighting FAQ’s

-Lighting board is a DMX Controller

-A few pars, spotlight, and LED Lights that can be run through the board and programmed.

Sound FAQ’s

-Sound board has XLR inputs, think a DJ mixer sound board 

-Two wireless mics and two mic stands

-Yamaha weighted keyboard hooked up to the sound system that artists can use.

Technicians

-Not provided by the venue.

-House Manager that can run very basic lighting commands (lights up, lights down, spotlight), and hit a simple go and stop on sound cues but will not be able to run sound cues during the show.

-Any cues more complicated artist would need to provide a technician to program cues on the board.

Storage

-The producers of each show may leave one small tote container at the venue. Anything larger must be taken with them at the end of the night.

Stardust Lounge

Downstairs in an “underground location” sits this Downtown Orlando throwback, a somewhat “undiscovered treasure” decorated with “retro”-chic Vegas stylings like red leather booths and chrome lamps that transport patrons “back in time to the ’60s and ’70s”

Venue Manager: Blue Star
 
Address: 431 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
 
Seating Capacity: 70
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
 
Lighting  
-Lighting board is a DMX Controller
-A few pars and spotlight.
Sound
-Sound board has XLR inputs, think a DJ mixer sound board 
Technician
-Not provided by the venue.
-House Manager that can run very basic lighting commands (lights up, lights down, spotlight), and hit a simple go and stop on sound cues but will not be able to run sound cues during the show.
-Any cues more complicated artist would need to provide a technician to program cues on the board.
Storage
-There is no storage on sight. Artists must take all props with them at the end of the night.
Photo of the exterior of The Center.

The Rainbow Venue at The Center

The Rainbow Venue is a small, intimate space with seating for 40.  It has basic lights and sound system. No mic is needed. This venue is best for solo shows, drag shows, or a cast up to 3.  There is a full bar, patron lounge, free wi-fi and green room and storage for artists.

Venue Manager: George Wallace

Address: 946 North Mills Ave, Orlando Fl 32803

Seating Capacity: 40

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Age Restrictions: No

Stage Type: No stage

Lighting FAQ’s

-Medium lighting options, with general washes with one special/spotlight option

Sound FAQ’s

-Sound system with connection via ⅛ inch headphone jack available

-No microphones provided (the space does not need it)

Technicians

-Technician is provided by the venue

Storage

-There is limited storage provided by the venue.

Photo of Savoy Orlando

Savoy Orlando

Savoy is a medium size venue perfect for solo and small cast shows. Adjacent to our intimate Starlite Room performance space, patrons can grab an adult beverage to enjoy during your show. Waiting area is inside and air conditioned. Staff and management are noted for their congeniality. Savoy is the closest of all BYOV’s to the main festival grounds at less than a 1/2 mile away. While many folks walk to Savoy there’s plenty of FREE nearby parking. Savoy artists enjoy complimentary show advertising on in-house monitors situated throughout the multi-bar entertainment complex.

Venue Manager: Michael Wanzie

Address: 1913 N Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32804 

Seating Capacity: 75

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Age Restrictions: All guests under the age of 21 must leave the venue after the show concludes. Bar patrons must be 21+

Stage type: 8 ft deep X 12 ft wide raised platform with black fabric paneled backdrop. No wings. Entrances from SR dressing room and/or from back of house down center aisle.

Lighting FAQ’s

-Lighting board is a DMX Controller

-A few pars and LED Lights that can be run through the board. Small follow spot. Disco lighting efx. Mirror ball. Lasers. Ceiling-mounted video projector and over- stage screen.

Sound FAQ’s

-Sound board has XLR inputs, think a DJ mixer sound board 

-Two wireless mics and two mic stands

-Q-lab compatible – from your laptop

-Yamaha 88 weighted keyboard with sustain pedal that can be hooked up to the sound system available for artist use.

-Room is intimate enough that unless you are singing over music voice amplification is not typically needed.

Technicians

-Light & Sound operator provided by the venue

Storage

-The producers of each show may leave one standard-size Rubbermaid-type container at the venue. Anything larger must be taken with them at the end of each show. (Exceptions may be accommodated based on overall artists needs but are not guaranteed in advance.)