Announcing the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival

This year’s Capital Fringe Festival line-up is packed to the brim, with theatre, dance, music and art focusing on human rights, equality and stories that manifest hope, struggle and what it is to be alive right now. We invite you to step into northeast DC, take a walk around the Trinidad and H Street NE neighborhood and explore the Fringe Festival venues all within five to ten minutes of each other.

2017 Fringe Festival Highlights

  • The 12th Annual Capital Fringe Festival will run from July 6-23 with the extension week July 26 to 30. Fringe’s year round home base the Logan Fringe Arts Space at 1358 Florida Ave NE will be the Festival’s hub. There will be free music in the courtyard and the Fringe Arts Bar will be serving drinks and food. Official Fringe Festival venues are all located within a five to ten minute walk from the Logan Fringe Arts Space. 
  • Get a preview of the Festival on Thursday, June 22 at 7:30pm. Twenty to 30 productions offer up snippets of their work to entice you at the Logan Fringe Arts Space. Press are welcome, please RSVP to in order to reserve seats. 
  • HOME an art exhibit exploring different interpretations of home including the loss of, making of and search for. Curated by DC visual and performance artist Sheldon Scott. Opening June 29 running through the Festival at the Logan Fringe Arts Space.
  • Minnie the Mooucher by local theatre company Pointless Theatre presented by Capital Fringe July 6 – 30. Capital Fringe presents Pointless Theatre Company under its new program entitled Fringe Tour. Fringe will present one to three theatre productions during the annual Fringe Festival. Every three years Capital Fringe will take four to five of these locally created theatre productions on tour to Canada and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  • Capital Fringe Festival Audience Awards voted on by the audience honoring the best in drama, comedy, dance, musical and physical theatre. Once again we will include two awards given to those making a difference in the DC independent art scene: Most Inspired and the Community Connector.
Important Fringe Festival Dates
May 17:                       

June 19:                      
June 22:                       
June 29:                      
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July 26 – July 30:           

Fringe Festival schedule goes live. Fringe Festival Passes and Buttons on sale on at
Single Tickets on Sale
Capital Fringe Festival Preview
Opening of HOME art exhibit curated by Sheldon Scott 
12th Annual Capital Fringe Festival kicks off
Capital Fringe Festival Audience and Community Awards at 7:30pm at the Logan Fringe Arts Space
Capital Fringe Festival Extension Week – featuring the best of the Fringe Festival at the Logan Fringe Arts Space and the Atlas   Performing Arts Center
Social Media

Follow all of the Capital Fringe activities on social media with #capfringe17
Twitter: @capitalfringe
Snapchat: fringedc7

About Capital Fringe
Fringe’s focus is on expanding audiences’ appetites for independent Fringe theatre, music, art and dance. Fringe welcomes independent artists year round, encouraging their creative work by offering them affordable space to make art, congregate and innovate. For more information, visit
As a non-profit business Capital Fringe is made possible by: Metobolic Studio, Nora Roberts Foundation, Reveda Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The City Fund, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, MARPAT Foundation, DC Public Library Foundation, PNC Bank, Fringe Board of Directors and Fringe individual donors and members.

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