What is Fringe?
11 days // 80 theatre groups // 40 venues // performance, live art, (music) theatre, dance & uninhibited energy
The Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place in the fringes of the Dutch Theatre Festival, highlighting Amsterdam’s avant-garde drama productions. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is based on the famous and successful Fringe Festival as they exist in, for example Edinburgh, Adelaide, New York and Grahamstown (SA). During those 11 Fringe days you can see works from over 80 theatre groups, of unorthodox, national and international theatre directors and artists, at more then 40 different locations spread throughout the city.
There is an extensive ‘Language No Problem’ program, which means shows that are either in English or that make no use of words or language are marked with LNP sign. About 50% of the shows is suitable for non-Dutch speakers.
“Step in the Amsterdam Fringe: with its experimental and creative line-up, it’s like Edinburgh’s cooler, edgier younger sibling.” (Easyjet Inflight Magazine).
World Fringe Alliance
The World Fringe Festival Alliance is an informal gathering of international Fringe festivals to broaden platform for artistic exchange, share knowledge and have more leverage in closing large sponsor deals. The eight members are Fringe Festivals from: Grahamstown , Hollywood , New York ,Adelaide , Perth , Praag , Brighton, Edinburghen Amsterdam . Together they reach an audience of over 1 million people.
The Alliance offers exciting possibilities for artists, public and sponsors. Cultural entrepreneurship runs through the veins of these festivals and together they combine a strong creative power and a global attitude.
Under the name of “Best of Fringe” the eight members of the World Fringe Alliance exchange productions. This way shows that excel can travel the world. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is one of the initiators of the “Best of Fringe” project and since 2009 has exchanged shows with New York, Prague, Dublin, Edinburgh en Grahams town Fringe Festivals.