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Is Summer Nights different to FRINGE WORLD?
Summer Nights is an independently curated program which is presented as part of FRINGE WORLD. Every act that is successfully selected for Summer Nights is automatically part of FRINGE WORLD 2017.


Do I need to register for FRINGE WORLD if I am also applying for Summer Nights?
In short, no. You do not need to register for FRINGE WORLD whilst your Summer Nights application is being assessed. Once successful we will do all the hard work for you including registration, communication and support.


If I don’t get in to Summer Nights, does that mean I can’t be a part of FRINGE WORLD?
No – you will still be able to apply to be a part of FRINGE WORLD. We will inform you of our decision with enough time to register for another venue. Check out for further details and deadlines.


Does Summer Nights have a registration cost on top of the FRINGE WORLD registration fee?
No. The only registration fee you will need to pay is the FRINGE WORLD registration fee. The registration fee per event for 2017 is still to be confirmed, but in 2016 it was $300. This will need to be paid upfront by late September 2016.


Do I need to be a Blue Room Theatre member to apply?
No. Each person in your team will need to become a Blue Room Theatre member if you are successfully chosen for the Summer Nights program, but do not have to become a member prior. Annual Blue Room Theatre membership ($50 per person) grants you public liability insurance for the length of your run.


Will you buy my show to be a part of FRINGE WORLD?
Summer Nights presents works by independent theatre makers. We do not buy shows. All artists maintain an independent status and have total artistic control of their work.


Does Summer Nights provide a publicist for my show?
All successful shows will be part of our extensive marketing campaign but we won’t provide a publicist specifically for your show. We do recommend you hire an experienced publicist and can provide you with a contact list of Perth-based publicists.


What are the venue hire costs for Summer Nights venues?
Other than the box office split, there are NO venue hire costs for Summer Nights Productions. You will need to pay for rehearsal venue space if you choose to rehearse here but space is uber cheap at just $7 per hour. Check out THE OFFER on the Summer Nights webpage or application pack to get an overview of what we will provide the Producer. Feel free to drop us a line to chat about the financial split for 2017.


Do I need to pay staff costs as part of Summer Nights?
The Blue Room Theatre will run front of house, box office and the bar at no cost to artists. In addition, we provide a Production Manager to help with bump ins and outs, as well as changeovers. You will need to support and pay for your own Stage Manager/Operator to work with our Production Manager and of course to operate the show. We know a lot of people here in Perth who can do this for you, and are happy to play matchmaker for successful applicants.


If I am coming from interstate or overseas, will The Blue Room Theatre pay my flights or accommodation?
Unfortunately we have limited resources and cannot pay for any flights or accommodation.


Can I apply for 600 seconds AND a Summer Nights show?
Yes. Just fill out a separate application form for each work.


How do I apply?
Applications for Summer Nights 2017 closed on Friday, 15 July 2016.