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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Project


This unique and exciting programme offers the opportunity to participate in The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’;s largest performing arts platform.

Chichester College Group’s Riverside Theatre Company has established itself at the Fringe Festival since 2017 and we are ready to take this to the next level by forming a dedicated Fringe Company.

Candidates may apply for the performance or production strand of the programme.
Entrance for the performance strand is via audition. Successful candidates will be cast in the commissioned repertory company for our Riverside Theatre Company.
The programme’;s practice will emulate that of a professional repertory company. Company members will take part in research and development, skills development workshops, weekly rehearsals with the company directors and performances throughout the year culminating in a 7-day performance run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Entrance for the Production Arts strand is via interview. Successful candidates will explore a range of design, management and technical skills preparing you for the practical challenges of working on live productions. This will include scenic design, scenic construction, prop making, costume, lighting, sound and digital media production. You will work collaboratively alongside the performers and directors in order to develop and realise the production design and technical needs for the company repertory.

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The fees you pay will cover the cost of the rehearsal / workshop period as well as the trip to Edinburgh which includes travel, accommodation and venue hire.

The fees do not cover food and Festival Tickets when in Edinburgh.


This course is open to anyone with some experience and a real passion for the performing arts. This includes current students. You can be at the start of your training or looking for a way to expand your professional practice since leaving training. You do not have to be a current student or have trained with us before this date.

The only exclusion is you will have to be 18 years or older on the 9th August 2025.

We are very interested to see people from all performance disciplines from acting, to dance or music and musical theatre.

Production pathway entries – we would love to hear from people interested in technical, costume, design, media, stage-management, prop making (or transferrable skills in those areas)

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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