Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival Returns For Its 19th Year With 17 Days Of Progressive Performing And Visual Arts, September 3-19

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The 2015 Fringe Festival hits Philadelphia this fall, September 3-19, with hundreds of performances and a huge culinary bash to celebrate FringeArts and its waterfront home (shown here). (Photo by Johanna Austin) (Photo courtesy FringeArts)

Philly, progressive performers from near and far are coming to our stages and places.

From September 3 to 19, the City of Brotherly love becomes an arts mecca thanks to the arrival of the 2015 Fringe Festival and its huge range of shows and complementary events, which draw tens of thousands of people to see hundreds of artists perform.

Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival expands and transforms year after year, and the 19th year of the boundary-pushing event is no different.

Organized by FringeArts, the 2015 Fringe Festival encompasses hundreds of performances including FringeArts-curated programming, independently produced shows and — new for 2015 — a selection of Digital Fringe works that live online.

The 17-day art-making event features works by acclaimed contemporary artists, both internationally renowned theatrical superstars and locally loved arts heroes, and spans an incredible range of genres, often pushing limits beyond traditional artistic boundaries.

An expansive and compelling array of works make up this year’s curated show lineup, including world premieres, rarely seen works and one of the largest shows to ever be produced in Fringe history.

And that’s just the start.

FringeArts waterfront space serves as the festival’s hub with late-night performances every evening of the festival and the entire city gets in on the festival action with more than 130 self-produced shows take over performances spaces in neighborhoods from East Passyunk to Kensington.

In yet another exciting element, come Thursday, September 17, this city’s culinary artists rally to support Philadelphia’s performing artists with the annual Feastival event, to be held for the very first time at FringeArts’ waterfront home.

The fabulous benefit for FringeArts and the Fringe Festival gathers dozens of top Philadelphia chefs and live entertainers to raise funds for the city’s cultural economy — it’s a bash not to miss.

Tickets to the 2015 Fringe Festival range from $10 to $45 are on sale right here. Tickets to the Feastival benefit event, which start at $300, are on sale here.

Stay tuned right here for more on FringeArts and for much more on the 2015 Fringe Festival as this year’s showcase draws near.


2015 Fringe Festival

When: September 3-19
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Ticket prices vary, free-$45

Feastival 2015

When: Thursday, September 17, 7-10 p.m., VIP begins at 6 p.m.
Where: FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $300 general, $350 early access
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One of this year’s curated Fringe centerpiece shows, the rarely seen Lucinda Childs’ work Available Light will be presented in the massive Drexel University Armory with music by John Adams and stage design by Frank Gehry. Don’t miss it. (Photo by Craig T. Matthew)

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