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Over sixty years ago in Scotland, a number of performance groups were excluded from the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival. Instead of wallowing in self-misery, the rejected groups built makeshift theaters... ... read more

Capital Fringe Festival Videos

Telemonster (2007 Capital Fringe Festival) by Mike Fox (1)
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Telemonster (2007 Capital Fringe Festival) by Mike Fox (1) 495 views
The Capital Fringe Festival is Fun! 187 views
Chocolate Jesus a SpeakeasyDC production for Capital Fringe Festival 96 views
Telemonster (2007 Capital Fringe Festival) by Mike Fox (2) 425 views
MINDSET At The 2012 Capital Fringe Festival 507 views
Running: AMOK-- the play (2010 Capital Fringe Fest) 135 views

Capital Fringe Festival Description

Capital Fringe Festival - Arts Festival | Music Festival | Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Over sixty years ago in Scotland, a number of performance groups were excluded from the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival. Instead of wallowing in self-misery, the rejected groups built makeshift theaters on the outskirts of town – known also as the “fringe” – and within a couple of years their festival became just as popular as the one that rejected them.

Every year in July, the Capital Fringe Festival DC – which was inspired by the ingenious Scottish rejects – features more than 130 theater, dance, music, poetry, and puppetry shows in over fifteen venues around Washington, DC. Nearly eighty thousand people have filled the Capital Fringe Festival DC shows since the festival’s inception in 2006, helping to generate over $1.2 million dollars in revenue for participating artists.

The Capital Fringe Festival DC aims to connect experimental artists with brave audiences by providing cutting-edge outlets and spaces in the DC area. Past performers at the Capital Fringe Festival DC have included The Washington Improv Theater, Adam Ruben and Chuck Na, and Kathleen Howard. The festival also offers its adventurous attendees an opportunity to socialize and grab a drink at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar, usually located near Fort Fringe, the central hub of the festival.

Tickets for the Capital Fringe Festival DC start at around $17 to get through the door, plus an occasional small fee of around $5 for select performances, and are available online and at the box office. You can always get to the Capital Fringe Festival DC by Metro or bus; check online for specific directions to this year’s festival.

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