Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival

3 weeks. 1000+ performances. A city alive with contemporary art.

September 5–22, 2019

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is a 3-week long, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts. The party continues late night, every night, with music, food and drink at the FringeArts center on the Delaware River waterfront. This vast assemblage of curated and self-produced innovators offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a cross section of the world’s greatest experimenters at one time, in one city.

Our 2019 Curated Fringe Festival lineup is now on sale. The full lineup of Independently Produced Fringe Festival shows and additional Festival events will be announced later this summer.

Check out our podcast episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe with Artistic Producers Zach Blackwood and Katy Dammers to learn more about the themes of the 2019 Fringe Festival, some of the exciting events happening, and the return of the Fringe Festival Bookstore!

You can also listen to our Happy Hour on the Fringe episode with two of our FringeArts Ambassadors to hear about some of the independent shows they’re excited to see this year and get some recommendations for yourself!

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Shimmy your Fringe!

Shimmy your Fringe!

State Street Tribal September 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

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Late Night Snacks: Artist Talk

Late Night Snacks: Artist Talk

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Sept 22, 2019

September 22 at 4pm   Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier, where the Bearded Ladies, John Jarboe, Anthony Martinez-Briggs,...

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Family Cabaret: Green Eggs and A Graham Cracker September 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Emyne and Applied Mechanics’ The Bandits, hosted by Jess Conda September 22, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Rotten Fruit, featuring cast members from Love for Three Oranges, hosted by Eric Jaffe September 24, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Will Liverman with Dottie Riot and Messapotamia Lefae, hosted by Cookie Diorio September 25, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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audi feastival

2019 Audi FEASTIVAL

Co-hosted by Chef Nick Elmi, Chef Michael Solomonov, Stephen Starr, & Audrey Claire Taichman September 26, 2019

A YEAR OF DECADEnce! Audi FEASTIVAL’s 10th Anniversary celebration.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

US with ILL DOOTS and Pax Ressler, hosted by Jess Conda September 26, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

 

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and Philadelphia Women*s Slavic Ensemble, hosted by John Jarboe September 27, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Polyseme: A Night of Queer Poets Theatre, hosted by John Jarboe September 27, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Monique Brooks Roberts and Emily Bate, hosted by Jess Conda September 28, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

Cheo Bourne and Patricia! (Brett Ashley Robinson), hosted by Jess Conda September 28, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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late night snacks family cabaret with john jarboe

Late Night Snacks

Family Cabaret: Royaltea Party September 29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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Late Night Snacks

Late Night Snacks

The Host Show with Jess Conda, Cookie Diorio, Eric Jaffe, and John Jarboe. September 29, 2019

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

Presented in partnership with Opera Philadelphia, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

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