The Atlanta Fringe Festival is returning to Little Five Points for its seventh year on June 3 -9.
The Atlanta Fringe Festival is a performing arts festival whose mission to provide an accessible, unjuried, uncensored outlet for artists who may not otherwise be able to produce their work. With four days featuring 23 performance groups from around the country, this year’s festival is set to be the biggest and most ambitious installment yet.
Six venues will hold shows featuring theatre, dance, comedy, storytelling, and more. For the first time ever, the festival will also feature a free outdoor stage that will host family-friendly activities and shows, a variety benefit featuring local Atlanta talent, and live performances from three dozen audio artists whose work will be available exclusively on the Atlanta Fringe website.
The free family-friendly activities will take place at an outdoor stage in Springvale Park. These activities and shows will include live music, clown performances, aerial performances, workshops by the Center for Puppetry Arts, and more!
More free activities include a preview performance – where the audience will be able to see a small snippet of all 23 performances – and the Fringe Audio Listening Party, where guests will be able to get to know some of the artists featured in Fringe’s exclusive audio podcasting network.
This year’s new benefit show will be a performance of Five/5ths of The Princess Bride, which chops up the classic film into five parts, having five different Atlanta performance troupes take on each part. This performance is not included in your pass and will cost $20 extra.
This year’s festival will take place in traditional and converted performance spaces around the Little Five Points neighborhood, including 7 Stages, the Highland Ballroom, The Marianna at Wrecking Bar Brewpub, the Church at Ponce and Highland, and the International Montessori Academy.
Check out the lineup, learn more, and buy tickets here.