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Orlando Fringe has 8 venues and 2 BYOV locations

Most of the Orlando Fringe’s venues are located in (or very near) the City of Orlando’s Loch Haven Park, a city cultural campus that is home to The Lowndes Shakespeare Center, The Orlando Museum of Art, and The Orlando Repertory Theatre. The park is located just north of the downtown area.

COVID-19 NOTICE:

The seating arrangements below reflect past years’ capacity, and due to potential social distancing regulations, our venues may be mandated to change seating arrangements as a direct result of COVID-19. All venue capacities are subject to change prior to the festival. We encourage all artists to budget at 50% seating capacity for the 2021 Festival.

venue tours

Orlando Fringe Technical Director Amy Hadley has created video walk-throughs of each of the Fringe-managed venues and points out the technical details for your reference. 

The John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center
aka. Orlando Shakes

Photo of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center

Located in Loch Haven Park, this is the central facility of the Orlando Fringe, the center houses five of our venues, the main Fringe box office, courtyard seating, Visual Fringe art, beer and wine service, merchandise, and button sales. Free parking is available just steps from the door.

BLUE VENUE (The Santos Dantin Theatre)
One of the most intimate venues Fringe offers. Fully equipped light and sound boards with a redesigned thrust stage. This venue has limited storage, off-stage area, and dressing space.
Seating: 60 (54 available for sale, 3 reserved for artist comps, 3 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes
Tech time: 3 Hours
Piano rental available: Yes

Recommended for intimate productions, small cast or solo shows. Not recommended for dance shows, large musicals.

BROWN VENUE (The Orlando Shakes Rehearsal Hall)
100-seat venue with basic technical amenities, thrust seating, and limited backstage area. This venue is not
ideal for loud music/musicals or dance, but this is a great venue for more intimate shows with low tech and limited storage needs.
Seating: 100 (90 available for sale, 5 reserved for artist comps, 5 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)
Piano rental available: Yes

Recommended for shows with low technical requirements, solo shows. Not recommended for dance shows,
large musicals.

ORANGE VENUE (Margeson Theatre)
320-seat, 3/4 thrust stage, fully equipped light & sound board, storage & dressing rooms. This is a large venue
with intimate feel. Includes two professional venue techs.
Seating: 320 (288 available for sale, 16 reserved for artist comps, 16 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)
Piano rental available: Yes
Special Features: Large storage and dressing rooms

Recommended for Musicals, Dance shows, shows with large casts, veteran performers with large audience
draws. Not recommended for solo performances, intimate dramas, first-time Fringe artists.

PINK VENUE (Mandell Studio Theatre)
100-seat intimate, proscenium venue, fully equipped new light and soundboard, plenty of storage, and back
stage space.
Seating: 100 (90 available for sale, 5 reserved for artist comps, 5 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on the run time)
Piano rental available: Yes
Special Features: Large stage area, projection hanging possibilities

Recommended for almost any small to mid-sized production.

PURPLE VENUE (Patrons Room)
60-seat, domed ceiling with false ceiling added, 3/4 thrust stage, riser stage area. 
Seating: 60 (54 available for sale, 3 reserved for artist comps, 3 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)
Piano rental available: No
Special Features: 

Recommended for intimate productions, small cast or solo shows. Not recommended for dance shows, large musicals.

RED VENUE (McLaughlin Studio)
60-seat, riser stage, fully equipped light & sound board, storage & dressing rooms. 
Seating: 60 (54 available for sale, 3 reserved for artist comps, 3 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)
Piano rental available: No
Special Features: 

Recommended for intimate productions, small cast or solo shows. Not recommended for dance shows, large musicals.

YELLOW VENUE (Goldman Theatre)
118-seat lovely and intimate proscenium theatre with a raised stage and great technical amenities. Full light
and sound plots, dressing room, and storage.
Seating: 125 (113 available for sale, 6 reserved for artist comps, 6 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)
Piano rental available: No

Recommended for almost any small to mid-sized production. Not recommended for large-scale productions,
anything with a large set.

The Orlando Repertory Theatre
aka. Orlando Rep or The Rep

Photo of the exterior of the Orlando Repertory Theatre

Located in Loch Haven Park, the Orlando Rep the houses two of our venues, there is also a Fringe box office with Fringe buttons for sale. Free parking is available just steps from the door.

GREEN VENUE (Black Box Theatre)
100-seat, intimate 3/4 thrust stage. Fully equipped with light and sound board, plenty of storage, and back
stage space.
Seating: : 100 (90 available for sale, 5 reserved for artist comps, 5 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes.

Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)

Piano rental available: No

Recommended for almost any small to mid-sized production.6

SILVER VENUE (Edyth Bush Theatre)
300-seat, proscenium stage, fully equipped light & sound board, spotlights available, large storage & dressing rooms. This is a large venue great for large musical or dance shows. Includes two professional venue techs.
Seating: 320 (288 available for sale, 16 reserved for artist comps, 16 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on run time)
Piano rental available: No
Special Features:Spotlights, state of the art lights and sound, high ceiling.

Recommended for: Large musicals, large dance shows, shows with large casts, veteran performers with large audience draws. Not recommended for solo performances, intimate dramas, first-time Fringe artists.

Orlando Museum of Art
aka. OMA

Photo of the exterior of Orlando Museum of Art

Also located in Loch Haven Park, directly across the parking lot from The Lowndes Shakespeare Center, the Orlando Museum of Art houses the Gold venue as well as volunteer check-in, a lounge for our Club Fringe donors and an artist lounge.

GOLD VENUE (Sun Trust Auditorium)
230-seat, shell-shaped stage, fully equipped light & soundboard, large storage & dressing
rooms. This is a large venue great for small musical or dance shows. Includes two professional venue techs.
Seating: 230 (206 available for sale, 12 reserved for artist comps, 12 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes 
Tech time: 3-5 Hours (depending on the run time)
Piano rental available: No
Special Features: Projection Screen

Recommended for: Small musicals, small dance shows, shows with small casts, veteran performers with large
audience draws.

Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Centre (NEW!)
aka. Orlando Ballet or The Ballet

Exterior of Harriett's Orlando Ballet Centre

The newest festival-managed locations for Orlando Fringe is premiering in the 2021 Orlando Fringe Festival. Located across the street from Loch Haven Park, Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Center houses the Red, Purple, and Teal venue as well as a box office and a beer, wine, and snacks.

Video Tour Coming Soon

PURPLE VENUE (Rehearsal Studio) NEW FOR 2021!
A converted dance studio, this 70 seat venue is ideal for storytelling or solo shows with few technical needs. This venue has basic technical amenities, limited storage, and limited dressing space.
Seating: 70 (62 available for sale, 4 reserved for artist comps, 4 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes
Tech time: 3 Hours
Piano rental available: No
Special Features: This venue is in a new location for 2020 and will be highly attended because it will be the first time the doors of this new state of the art facility will be open to our Fringe audience.

Video Tour Coming Soon

RED VENUE (Rehearsal Studio) NEW FOR 2021!
A converted dance studio, this 70 seat venue is ideal for dance, storytelling, or solo shows with few technical needs. This venue has basic technical amenities, limited storage, and limited dressing space.
Seating: 70 (62 available for sale, 4 reserved for artist comps, 4 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes
Tech time: 3 Hours
Piano rental available: No
Special Features: This venue is in a new location for 2020 and will be highly attended because it will be the first time the doors of this new state of the art facility will be open to our Fringe audience.

Recommended for small to mid-sized dance shows, solo shows. Not recommended for large musicals, shows with large casts or technical needs.

Video Tour Coming Soon

TEAL VENUE (Rehearsal Studio) NEW FOR 2021!
A converted dance studio, this 70 seat venue is ideal for dance, storytelling, or solo shows with few technical needs. This venue has basic technical amenities, limited storage, and limited dressing space.
Seating: 70 (62 available for sale, 4 reserved for artist comps, 4 reserved for pass holders)
Running time allowed: up to 60 minutes
Tech time: 3 Hours
Piano rental available: No
Special Features: This venue is in a new location for 2021 and will be highly attended because it will be the first time the doors of this new state of the art facility will be open to our Fringe audience.