Click here for publicity on our New Home, Groundbreaking Ceremony, and FringeArts announcement.
Our Watershed Moment
FringeArts has been supporting local artists and bringing the world's newest and most cutting–edge cultural experiences to our city for the past 16 years. Fifteen hundred local, national, and international artists of all disciplines participate in the annual Festival—18 days of nonstop wild creativity and daring performances enjoyed by an audience of over 30,000 last year.
A permanent home and year–round facility will allow FringeArts to be the region's premier presenter of contemporary performance and developer of new work. FringeArts is primed to support more artists, reach more audiences, and bring more art to Philadelphia from around the world. Our new center's groundbreaking design creates a welcoming social environment by embedding arts and culture in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. The center will animate the Philadelphia waterfront and provide FringeArts with new revenue streams to help maintain expanded programs.
We have purchased a former fire hydrant pumping station built in 1903, located on the corner of Race Street and Columbus Boulevard. This stunning 10,000-square-foot historic building will link the Old City neighborhood to the burgeoning Delaware River waterfront, and feature year-round programming through:
- 225 seat theater with flexible/retractable seating
- Rehearsal studio to elevate artistic development for local and international artists
- Restaurant/bar with a commercial kitchen
- An outdoor plaza for performance and audience interaction
- Professional office and meeting space for administrative headquarters
- A permanent Festival hub
If you would like to become more involved, and learn how to support this project, please email email@example.com.
Click here for the press release on our groundbreaking ceremony and new name.