The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Photo Credit Brian Harris Photo of James & Jamesy In The Dark
For 31 years, we’ve hosted our annual international theatre festival, 2 weeks of live entertainment, unique theatre experiences, visual art displays, kid friendly shows and activities, and a celebration of independent artists. It is the oldest Fringe festival in the US and, with its lottery based selection, offers a variety of experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
The 32nd Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival takes place May 16th- 29th, 2023.
Participants in this festival are selected through a lottery. This means a veteran artist has as much of a chance of having their show picked to perform as someone who has never performed in their life!
We at Fringe have no control over the artistic content of any of the performances at our festival. Artistic freedom is unrestrained, and allows artists to be true to their craft and uphold their artistic integrity.
Festivals must provide opportunity for all audiences and all artists to participate. From maintaining an affordable ticket cost to providing features for the visually and hearing impaired to enjoy performances, accessibility is at the heart of what we do.
The nature of a festival is to be welcoming and inviting to all. The goal of Orlando Fringe has always been to bring diverse elements of society together and have something for everybody. Truly, anyone can Fringe. And we welcome all with open arms.
and most importantly
100% of Ticket sales go to artists
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festivals gives all the money earned from ticket sales directly back to the artists. We are providing artists with financial vitality. Because when artists make money, they can keep creating art.
This year's festival has ended
Photo Credit Gontran Durocher Photo of Varietease On the Move
Winter Mini-Fest is a 4-day curated theatre festival! This festival may be smaller and shorter, but it welcomes the best of our past festivals, new works by fan favorites, and brand new artists scouted from the international Fringe circuit.
Photo Credit Gontran Durocher Photos of Mark Kendall Critical Race Theory for Kindergartners | Portals Theatre Cross Country| Bonnie He A Terrible Show for Terrible People
The performances you’ll see at the fest were chosen to include top artists from national and international stages. Each offers something unique and different to experience.
Stayed tune for when we announce dates for Winter Mini-Fest 2024