The Fringe Festival is a self-producing performing arts festival where established and emerging artists can present their work free of a selection process. The Fringe Festival takes place over 18 days in July with over 140 productions, with roughly 800 individual performances, showcasing 5,000 artists for over 30,000 patrons each year. The Fringe Festival is DC’s largest and most anticipated performing arts festival. It is just the place for you to showcase your most daring, raw and authentic live performance work. For some of you, it may be a once-a-year opportunity, and for others, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create, produce and perform a show. We encourage our participating artists to express their talents and to develop their artistic freedom without any curatorial barriers between their work and the audience. For your part, we're calling on you to keep challenging us, keep bringing us art and stories that is relevant and exciting. There’s room for everything at the Fringe – because your voice is important, and we want to give it a home.
Capital Fringe's Fringe Festival is entering our tenth anniversary year. The 2015 Fringe Festival hub will be at our new home located in Trinidad at 1358 Florida Ave NE. The space will offer two performance venues and an outdoor beer garden. Performance venues will be located in the H Street and Brookland neighborhoods with a shuttle bus for artists and audiences.
Applications for Fringe Run Venues are now closed and all Fringe Run Venue artists for the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival are confirmed. Applications for the 2016 Fringe Festival will open in October, 2015.
Applications for Find Your Own Venues are now closed. Applicants will be contacted by mid-March regarding the status of their application.