New Orleans Fringe


Volunteer Opportunities

If you like theater, working with talented people and want to support arts in New Orleans, then volunteer with the Fringe! Every volunteer gets a free Fringe t-shirt and for every shift you work, you get a free ticket!  

The Fringe can't happen without volunteers. We need help promoting the festival, managing venues, selling tickets, pouring beer, painting signs, and breaking the festival down!

It's easy to volunteer! Just follow these steps:

  1. Click this link:
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
  3. You then browse the available volunteer shifts, find the ones that match your schedule and interests, and sign up. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

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Volunteers must attend one pre-Festival orientation. That's when you'll get your t-shirt and tickets. 2014 orientation dates:

Tuesday, November 11th at 7pm

Monday, November 17th at 7pm

Tuesday, November 18th at 6pm

All orientations will take place at Byrdie's Gallery, located at 2422A St. Claude Ave.

Here are some of the shifts we need filled:

Volunteer At Venues

Venue Volunteers include Ticket Takers and Ticket Sellers. You help run the shows by selling tickets, buttons, and 6-show passes and taking tickets, distributing surveys and assisting the House Managers.

To volunteer click this link:

Volunteer at Festival Events (Parade, Free-For-All, Pre-Party and more!)

We need your help at other Festival events too! Volunteers help set up the Free-For-All Tent, run Tent activities during the Festival, help out with the Parade,set up for the Pre-party, help out at Central Box Office, work the Spoken Word special event, sell beer at the Free-For-All Tent and more!  

To volunteer click this link:

Volunteer for Festival Setup and Breakdown

We need your help setting up the tent, painting signs, decorating the Free-For-All Lounge, setting up Family Fringe...and of course breaking everything down after the festival. get your ticket before the Fringe Fest, so even if you shift is at the end of the festival, you can still use your ticket anytime during the Fest!

To volunteer click this link:

Host an Out-of-Town Artist

Fringe makes an extra effort to ease the cost and concern of finding lodging for the week of the festival for artists. We are composing a group of Marigny and Bywater residents who are interested in “hosting” a Fringe artist during the week of the festival. Hosting can mean acting as ambassador to our great city (many of our artists have never been here before!) and hosting can simply mean offering a couch, pillow, and indoor plumbing. The choice is yours. Want to learn more? Host an Artist


Our Sponsors

fringe sponsors

Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.  This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.


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