At Capital Fringe our focus is on expanding audiences appetites for independent, Fringe theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable forms of live performance and visual art.
Capital Fringe is a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together. Capital Fringe thrives on amplifying the vibrancy of the DC’s independent arts community and enriches the lives of those who reside, work and visit here.
2007 Mayor’s Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts
2007 Momentum Award from the Downtown DC BID
2011 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts
2013 Helen Hayes Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community
2013-2018 Best Theatre Festival Washington City Paper “Best of DC”
2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Washington Business Journal
2015 Momentum Award from the Downtown DC BID. Outstanding Partnership/Program for Dance of Cranes - Gould Property, Miller and Long and National Park Service
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Founded in 2006, the annual Fringe Festival held each July, starting in 2006 serves as celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, we create or rent a series of theatre spaces made available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Our aim is to challenge perceptions and shake up the hierarchy, to be brave and unafraid and to serve as a launching pad for unseasoned to existing theatre artists.
Fringe Music employs individual curators to program music events and concerts throughout the year.
Capital Fringe Transformed the City’s Theater Scene—Now It’s Attempting the Same for Its Music Scene -Washington City Paper, July 2016
FRINGE’S IMPACT SINCE 2006
OUR YEARLY IMPACT
*The above information is updated each December.*