Indy Fringe Festival

719 E St Clair Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202



The festival takes place in the Massachusetts Avenue Arts and Cultural District providing accessible, inexpensive opportunities for audiences to partake in the Indianapolis arts community. 

Fringe out!  11 days, nearly 400 uncensored shows!

The 11-day IndyFringe Festival explodes on and around Mass Ave every August. More than 60 groups perform at multiple venues, with over 350 individual shows. True to the spirit of fringe, IndyFringe showcases uncensored and unjuried live theatre, rapid-fire short shows (around 60 minutes) and fast changeovers!

Laugh or Cry? Music or Dance?

The IndyFringe Festival covers every genre: comedy, drama, improv; musicals and magic; inspirational and experiential. Our performers -  local and out-of-town groups and solo shows – receive 80% of ticket revenue.

On the Fringe

Fringe started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival playing concurrently with the renowned Edinburgh International Festival. In 1948, a local journalist coined the name Fringe: "Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before..."

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