The Fringe Blog


SEVEN DAYS #capfringe18

When you’re not eating and shopping along the Potomac, come enjoy a beautiful view of D.C. from the CityBar, the official rooftop bar of the festival located on the penthouse level of the Hyatt Place in SW.


EIGHT DAYS #capfringe18

The DC summer sun is out to get us, so make sure you lather on that spf 30 (or 50+ if you’re pale like me). Make sure to dress cool, and by cool I mean for the weather cool, we won’t judge your style…until we do in a future blog post #fringefashion.


NINE DAYS #capfringe18

While seeing every show would be ideal, we know it can be hard to choose. We encourage you to come to the Learn to Fringe Happy Hours at CityBar or swing by Market SW for free concerts and chatting with our box office staff.


TEN DAYS UNTIL #capfringe18

With just ten days left until the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival kicks off, we’re taking a look back at the history of Fringe both in the District and internationally.


Writing Refreshed #capfringe18 Update

We are thrilled to announce the three plays we have commissioned for this year’s Fringe Festival and their directors. These selected scripts will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving five to seven performances during the Capital Fringe Festival at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater.


"...a dedication to radical art that makes Fringe an indispensable entity in this city."

Capital Fringe has been one of the most supportive places in DC for cutting edge music, art, and theater. Many of their presentations and productions would not be possible anywhere else in the city, and it is a rare venue for open creativity in the US.


"Capital Fringe has become an extended family, as well as a place to spread our creative wings."

My husband Michael and I both have degrees in theatre, and our children learned as they grew. We were dubbed “The Family Fringe”. Capital Fringe has become an extended family, as well as a place to spread our creative wings. It is a family we look forward to engaging with every year.


"Capital Fringe has been the ideal venue for us as a startup theater company in D.C. "

The Fringe ethos makes for vibrant and exciting programming, but it also makes Fringe itself an organization that serves as an incubator for new works, new companies, independent artists and all those who need an artistic home and are on the outskirts of the city's theatrical establishment.


"Happenstance Theater could not have gotten where we are without the support and opportunities provided by Capital Fringe and the Fringe Festival."

Our company, Happenstance Theater, was launched at the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival in 2006. We performed at the Fringe Festival for five years and this gave us an opportunity to affordably produce our work, build an audience base, get reviewed and document our shows so that we could market them for tour.


Internships :: 2018 Fringe Festival

Capital Fringe has a variety of internships available for the Capital Fringe Festival July 7 - 29, 2018 in programming, marketing and press relations.


"An energy that felt so new and vibrant…and so familiar at the same time."

Don't look back… I am an artist today, one of many that thrive because the Capital Fringe is in our midst!



The Logan Fringe Art Space, home to Capital Fringe, will remain available for use throughout the winter and spring of 2018. The Fringe Arts Space can accommodate artists of all live performance disciplines — Dance, Theatre, Music, Cabaret, Poetry—from February through June, 2018. For precise availability, you can always reference our Book Calendar.

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