IndyFringe Theatre Festival

IndyFringe Theatre Festival

Mark your calendars for Fringe16 - August 18-28!
                                       Apply Now for 2016!!


The Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival is a riotous celebration of theatre old and new, edgy and not-so edgy, that happens for 11 days every August in the Mass Ave Cultural District in downtown Indianapolis. The festival exploded in Indianapolis eleven years ago and has grown into an annual cultural attraction that keeps drawing record audiences! With 8 different stages, 64 performing groups, and 384 performances it is easy to see why! People come back year after year to see what is new and exciting in the world of theatre!

Fringe Festivals are emerging as an important part of the global arts community. Fringe performers include Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada!

The Drowsy ChaperoneThe King's Speech, and Urinetown all got their start in fringe festivals around the world! In Fringe Festivals, artists can be free to experiment with any type of performance imaginable. We are excited to continue to provide such a cultural catalyst to the Indianapolis arts community.

We take our commitment to these artists and to the community seriously. Did you know that every summer during our festival, we return ticket revenue directly back to the artists? Every ticket you buy during the Fringe Festival means more opportunities for emerging and established artists to perform their craft for you. In 2015 we returned a record $122,000 - an average of $2000 -  back to local, national, and international performers!

Important Facts about IndyFringe:

  • Unjuried and uncensored. Anyone can perform; anything can happen!
  • 50% local, 50% national/international mix of performers
  • All shows are at least 45 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes.
                                       Apply Now for 2016!!