About IndyFringe


IndyFringe exists to encourage, support and assist independent artists by providing an accessible, affordable outlet that draws diverse elements of the community together and inspires creative experience through the arts.


As Indianapolis’ preeminent incubator for the arts, IndyFringe, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, encourages and supports local artists to take risks and introduce new ideas and experiences to our audiences. 

We provide open access to our theatres.

We work with artists of any experience level, style, ethnicity or background, providing both an innovative outlet for original and established work, plus a financial incentive to remain in Indianapolis. 

This, in turn, generates a rich culture of authentic theatre in Indianapolis. We encourage performers and audiences to take imaginative chances.


IndyFringe is a 501c3 arts organization that the serves the community by creating opportunities for emerging artists. Each August, we host the IndyFringe Festival, an 11 day celebration of live theatre featuring more than 60 performers and groups with almost 400 shows up and down Mass Ave.


The District Theatre bridges the gap between audiences and artists and builds a stronger arts community.  In partnership with the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival (IndyFringe), we are committed to preserving the facilities and cultural heritage of the Massachusetts Avenue site, as well as striving to provide the best venue for live performances in the Mass Ave Cultural District. Please sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on our performances, fundraising efforts and events