IndyFringe Basile Theatre

The l00 seat IndyFringe Basile Theatre serves as a low cost rehearsal and performance space in a city which has very few such amenities. The theatre offers a year round eclectic mix of emerging artists, new plays, established theatre groups, returning Fringe performers and community events which continually change and attract a diverse audience. The theatre is one of the five theatres and eight stages on Massachussets Avenue which host the annual IndyFringe festival.  In the five years since the IndyFringe Theatre began operating in addition to the festival, tens of thousands of people have attended shows or events. The theatre has hosted hundreds of productions and events including plays, spoken world, art exhibitions, community meetings and fundraising events.
IndyFringe has hepled numerous emerging companies including Intimate Opera Company, PaperStrangers, NoExit Performance, Half/Black Productions, Avenging Orange, No Holds Bard, Funny About That, T.I.F.F. Productions  and more! The Fringe has helped expand the number of artistic voices contributing to Indianapolis culture and community. The theatre provides them with a home to develop their craft any time of the year. 
  • Wisdom Tooth Theatre Company - Our resident theatre company who does a full season of shows in the IndyFringe Basile Theatre.
  • Jabberwocky, Storytelling Arts of Indiana - monthly gathering of regular people who share their collective memories. Topics include enduring love stories, random acts of kindness and food.   Further collaborations within Jabberwocky include car stories with Big Car Gallery, a visual arts group and books with Travis Di Nicola of Indy Reads, an organization which works to improve the literacy skills of adults. FREE event.
  • Young Actors Theatre “Teen Series” - plays which create awareness of the warning signs, danger and support services available for issues of drug abuse, dating violence, eating disorders, depression and youth suicide.  
  • Annual Winter Magic Festival which brings together the top magicians from around the US. Indianapolis is becoming a center for magic thanks to the work of Fringe performer, Taylor Martin who kick-started his career at IndyFringe.
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  • Spring 2015 marked the sixth annual juried DivaFest – A Celebration of Women Playwrights where playwrights can take their play from ‘page to stage’.   Only l7% of all works on American stages are by women.   The long range goal is to make Indianapolis a center for developing women playwrights.  
  • The Fourth Annual OnyxFest will be held in May of 2015. As Indianapolis' first and only theatre festival dedicated to the stories of African American playwrights, OnyxFest was developed in response to the lack of diversity on stage and in audiences of Indianapolis' theatres.

The theatre is available for rent for rehearsals, shows, and private events.  For prices and availability contact us here.