Theatres: Fringe Festivals- International



Seattle Fringe Festival

Seattle Fringe Festival

c/o Theatre Puget Sound

305 Harrison St.

Seattle, WA 98109


Since its relaunch in 2012, the Seattle Fringe Festival (a fiscal program of Theatre Puget Sound [TPS] ) has put 86 productiions on stage and welcomed countless audiences to over 20 independently produced shows every year.  In 2017,will take place in mid to late Spring over two weekends in venues in Capitol Hill and at the Seattle Center Armory in Seattle.

All performance genre are welcomes ( Ex: Scipted Theatre, Burlesque, Clown, Drag, Dance, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Solo Performance and more!)  Application Deadlines are posted on the website and are usually launched late summer. 

Seattle Fringe Festival boasts an non-adjudicated random lottery for acceptance into the festival paired with a flat Production fee.  Come #DoThe Fringe with us!


Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals

International Fringe Festival Assocation (World Fringe)

World Fringe is set up to serve the global Fringe community, including festival staff, venues, performers & artists, agents, audiences, suppliers, media, sponsors & supporters, and wider industry professionals.

 It has a directory of 200 fringe festivals around the world. The site has information on how to develop a fringe festival, calculate ticket prices, insurance, touring, and more.

World Fringe Alliance

The WFA combines the resources of some of the world's largest festivals to create a conduit for communication, visibility opportunities and cross-festival participation.

The members meet annually to reflect on the status of the modern festival and take actions to better the enjoyment of participants and patrons on a global scale.

US Fringe Festivals

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
c/o Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater
20 Commerce St.
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 255-1900

Dates:  Late January

Berkshire Fringe

C/O Bazaar Productions Inc.

The Berkshire Fringe Application Committee
PO Box 1033
Great Barrington, MA 01230

(413) 320-4175

Dates:  July - August

Boulder International Fringe Festival

2590 Walnut St, #5

Boulder, CO  80302

(303) 803-5643

Dates:  Early August - Late August

The Boulder International Fringe Festival is an annual 12-day non-juried arts event packed with live theatre, dance, circus art, media art, cinema, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, workshops, and storytelling.

Capital Fringe Festival
PO Box 50659

Washington, D.C. 20091

(202) 737-7230

Dates:  Early July - Late July

Cincy Fringe Festival

C/O Know Theatre of Cincinnati

1120 Jackson Street

Cincinnati, OH  45202

(513) 300-5669

Dates:  Late May - Early June

The Frigid New York Festival

C/O  The Horse Trade Theatre Group
85 E 4th St

New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-6088

Dates:  Late Febuary - Early March

Greensboro Fringe Festival

200 N Davie St
Greensboro, NC  27401

(336) 549-7431

Dates:  Late January - Early February

The Greensboro Fringe Festival is a live arts festival in Greensboro NC. Featuring new works for the stage.

Hollywood Fringe

PO Box 93325

Hollywood, CA 90093

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community.

The festival gives 100% of box office revenue back to participating artists and venues—that's over 1.3 million dollars since the inaugural festival in 2010.

Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival
P. O. Box 44121
Indianapolis, IN 46244

(317) 721-9858

Dates:  Late August

KC Fringe Festival

P.O. Box 415001

Kansas City, MO 64141

(816) 446-0948

(816) 516-4750

Dates:  Late July - Early August

Minnesota Fringe Festival
79 13th Ave NE, Suite 112 
Minneapolis, MN 55413

(612) 872-1212

Dates:  Late July - Early August

Fringe is an annual performing arts festival in the Twin Cities. Minnesota Fringe supports 170 different productions chosen by lottery from 500 applications. For 11 days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre. 

New Orleans Fringe Festival

C/O New Orleans Fringe Inc.
732 France Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Tel/Fax: (504) 941-3640

Dates:  Early November - Late November

New York International Fringe Festival
C/O The Present Company
518 East 6th Street, #BW
New York, NY 10009

(917) 745-3397
Dates:  Early August - Late August
Since 1997, FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world’s best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies.

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

398 W. Amelia St.

Orlando, Fl 32801

(407) 648-0077

Dates:  Early May - Late May

Philly Fringe Live Arts Festival

919 N. 5th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 413-9006

Dates:  Early September

Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Work (Portland, OR)
c/o Portland Area Theatre Alliance
1507 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205

(503) 241-4902

Contact: Nicole Lane, Festival Director.
Fertile Ground is an 11-day arts festival held in late January in Portland, Oregon. Fertile Ground was launched by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (the service organization for Portland theater artists and organizations) in 2009 to provide a platform for theater companies to showcase their commitment to new work created by local artists.

Recent festivals showcased new works that ranged from fully staged world premieres to staged readings in theatre, to ensemble and collaborative driven work, dance, comedy, visual art, animation and film. The works are not produced by Fertile Ground, but by individual producers.

San Francisco Fringe Festival

C/O EXIT Theatre

156 Eddy Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 931-1094

(415) 931-2699

Dates:  Early September

Woodstock Fringe

PO Box 157

Lake Hill, NY  12448

(845) 810-0123

Fax:  (212) 602-0061


Dates:  Early August - Early September


Canadian Fringe Festivals

Atlantic Fringe Festival

5182 Bishop Street

Halifax, NS

Canada, B3K 1M3

1- (902) 422-7604

Dates:  Late August - Early September

Calgary Fringe Festival
3 Riverwood Close SE
Calgary, AB, T2C 3Z4


1-(403) 451-9726
Dates: Late July- Early August

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
10330 - 84 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9

1-(780) 448-9000
Dates: Early August - Late August

Hamilton Fringe Festival
232 Cannon St E
PO Box 37044
Hamilton, ON  L8L 0A8


(289) 698-2234

Dates: Early July - Late July

London Fringe Theatre Festival (Ontario)
207 King Street
London ON N6A 1C9

(519) 434-0606
Dates: May - June

Ottawa Fringe Theatre & Arts Festival
2 Daly Avenue, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON  K1N 6E2

(613) 232-6162

Dates: Early June - Late June

Regina International Fringe & Theatre Festival
c/o Regina International Open Theatre Society
POB #129 - 4246 Albert St.
Regina, SK S4S 3R9
Dates: Early July

St. Ambroise Montréal Fringe® Festival
c/o Théâtre MainLine
C.P. 42013
Montréal, QC, H2W 2T3

Tél. : (514) 849- FEST (3378)
Fax : (514) 849-5529
Dates: Late May-Early June
Performances are in English and French.

Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival
c/o 25th Street Theatre Centre Inc.
#217 -220 20th Street West, 2nd Floor
Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0W9

1-(306) 664-2239

Dates: Late July - Early August

The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival
#403 – 720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4


(416) 966-1062
Dates: Early July

Vancouver International Fringe Festival
Box 203 - 1398 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

1-(604) 257-0350
Dates: Early Sept-Late Sept

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival
c/o Intrepid Theatre
#2 - 1609 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5

(250) 383-2663
Dates: Late August - Early Sept

Windsor-Walkerville Fringe Festival
1564 Wyandotte St. E.
Windsor, ON N9A 3L2


(519) 253-2929
Dates: May

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
174 Market Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0P8

1-(204) 943-7464
Fax: 1-(204) 947-3741
Dates: July

International Fringe Festivals

UK and Ireland


Bath Fringe Festival

Brighton Festival Fringe

Buxton Festival Fringe

Dublin Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Mailing address:
180 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1QS
United Kingdom

+44 (0)131 226 0026
In 1947 eight theatre companies just showed up and performed around the edges of the Edinburgh International Festival hoping to gain recognition from the massive crowds drawn to the festival.

Robert Kemp, a Scottish journalist and playwright, described the situation, "Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before …"

Today, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the the largest arts festival in the world. It features more than 3,000 incredible, unique and inspiring events and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.

Fringe by the Sea - North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

London Festival Fringe

Reading Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival - Glasgow, Scotland


National Arts Festival - Grahamstown, South Africa



Singapore Fringe Festival

Shenzhen Fringe Festival


Adelaide Fringe

Anywhere Theatre Festival (Brisbane)

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Sydney Fringe

 Fringe World Festival in Perth


Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Budapest Fringe Festival

Gothenburg Fringe Festival - Gothenburg, Sweden

Paris Fringe Festival

Prague Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival - Glasgow, Scotland

Stockholm Fringe Festival

Middle East

Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre

New Zealand

New Zealand Fringe Festival

Dunedin Fringe Festival

Nelson Fringe Festival