Contact and FAQ

Please shout us on balhamfreefringe@gmail.com if you have any questions!
Here’s some answers to the most common queries we get:

How do I get tickets for a particular performance?

— All shows are non-ticketed, first come first served. The Main Room seats 100 people, the Alternative Room seats 50, and the Speakeasy seats 40, so if there’s a show you’re keen to get into then get there early to be sure of getting a seat! There is additionally some standing room in each venue, but there are strict legal limits on the number of people we’re allowed in each room, so you may be refused entry even if there is technically room for you to stand.

Can I bring children to any of the shows?
— Sadly not, all shows are strictly 18+ only.

How much does it cost to get in?
— You are gorgeous. It costs nothing to get in. Every single show is completely free. At the end we’ll hold out a bucket for donations, and all profits raised goes towards the PBH Free Fringe, but you’re under no obligation to donate at all. We just want you there so we can try our new shows on a lovely audience!

What is PBH’s Free Fringe?
— Not many people know that a lot of comedians actually have to pay to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe, and often end up losing thousands of pounds!! The PBH Free Fringe fixes that: it’s a non-profit, volunteer-leg organisation that gives comedians a free room, in exchange for letting the audience in for free. It makes art accessible to everyone regardless of their income, and it means that comedians who don’t have the backing of a big agent aren’t priced out of an increasingly expensive festival.

The PBH Free Fringe is fully volunteer-led, and no-one gets paid, but it still costs about £30,000 to run. This weekend we aim to raise as much money as we can to help cover the costs of this wonderful organisation.

How do I apply to perform at next year’s Balham Free Fringe?
— Applications are now closed for 2017. Next year (that’s 2018, friend!), if you’re doing a show in Edinburgh with the PBH Free Fringe, you will receive an application to take part. However, if by the end of March 2018 you haven’t heard from us, please feel free to email us to ask what’s happening.