Get Your Tickets to Capital Fringe

20 Days, 89 Productions, 13 Southwest Stages

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In A People's History, Master Storyteller Mike Dasiey weaves together Howard Zinn's iconic text with the contents of the textbook used to teach him in Maine through a special 18-show series. Image: Courtesy Capital Fringe

Tickets are on sale now for the Capital Fringe Festival. The 20-day Festival takes place each July in Southwest DC, showcasing performing artists across all disciplines. The Festival brings over 500 individual performances, 89 productions, and five Capital Fringe curated shows to 13 stages in Southwest DC.

Do not miss your chance to engage, contemplate or just let loose with an exciting month of theatre, dance, music and art at one of the largest and most unfiltered DC festivals yet. Grab tickets now and join us in July for the 14th Annual Capital Fringe Festival!

Capital Fringe Festival Preview

Experience a sampling of some of the productions at the Friday Night Southwest Market (Fourth & M Streets SW) on Friday, June 28.  Starting at 4 p.m., grab a bite to eat or drink and hang out with us for the night! The Fringe Festival preview program will begin at 7 p.m. and we will hold reserve seating until 6:30 pm.

Need help with show selection? Visit St. Augustine’s Church where we will offer a full-service box office in the main lobby Wednesdays 5 pm – 8:30 pm and Fridays 4 pm – 10:45 pm, with the exception of Friday, July 19.

Fringe Curated Series

Capital Fringe is also presenting four curated productions and a video Arcade. From an unconventional take on Shakespeare, to an ambitious monologue on the real history of the United States to the end of the world there is something for everyone:

A People’s History, Created & Performed by Mike Dasiey, July 5 to 21: a special 18-show series, single tickets $35, after one show in the 18-show series is purchased each subsequent show is $20

Shakespeare’s Worst by Mike Reiss & Nick Newlin, July 9 to21

Arcade by Robin Bell, July 18 to 28

Hat Pin Panic by Iris Dauterman, July 9 to 20

She Sings Light by Claudia Rosales Waters, July 10 to 20

Festival Venues Include:

  • Westminster Church (I St. SW): Cherry & Pickle 400
  • Arena Stage (1101 6th Street SW), Mead Center for American Theatre: Strawberry, Plum, Cradle
  • Saint Augustine’s Church (555 Water St. SW): Crocodile, Dove & Spider
  • Christ United Church (900 Fourth St. SW): Honey & Ocean
  • Riverside Baptist Church (699 Maine St. SW): Pineapple
  • Saint Matthews (222 M St. SW): Peacock
  • Video Arcade located at 998 Wharf St. SW
The Capital Fringe Festival takes advantage of the fabulous venues in the Southwest neighborhood. Map: Courtesy Capital Fringe

Fringe Festival Passes/Tickets

Tickets, Passes, and Buttons can be purchased through three different methods. Purchase online at capitalfringe.org or via telephone at 866-811-4111. You can also purchase them at full-service individual box offices. Box offices at Official Fringe Festival Venues open one hour prior to curtain time of the day’s first show and close fifteen minutes after the start time of the final show of the day.

Single Tickets: $20 + no required Fringe button

Multi-Show Passes: $72 – $500, multi-show passes not available for redemption at A People’s History

Fringe Button: $5, not required for entry, button holders receive discounts at SW DC businesses

Shows run every Wednesday and Friday in July starting Wednesday, July 10. Wednesdays showtimes are 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday showtimes are from 4 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Note there are no shows Friday, July 19.

Learn more about Capital Fringe Festival by visiting capitalfring.org. Follow all of the Capital Fringe Festival activities on social media with #capfringe19