For 11 days in September Amsterdam Fringe Festival will be presenting theatre and dance by talented new and not yet discovered makers at more than 30 venues across Amsterdam. We present a varied program featuring artists from a wide range of backgrounds, origins and futures. This year the festival will be held from 5-15 September.
Fringe is open and uncurated. The festival is an ode to the madness of the stage and to independence of spirit and it is a plea for artistic freedom. A big, fat, heartfelt embrace of experiment in the true sense of the word: one whose outcome is able to affect a real surprise.
Fringe is a platform and a safe haven for quirky makers and their audiences. Young talent, inventors, niche virtuosos, hybrids, out-of-boxers, post-avantgardists, wildcards and the artistic homeless: they invite you to come along on a Fringe adventure along the fringes of the theater and the city. From small theaters and hidden gems to obscure garages and unexplored ground.
A Fringe festival is a festival that takes place in the fringe of an ‘official’, main stream theatre festival. Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place simultaneously with the Dutch Theater Festival and together these two festivals are part of Stichting De Theaterdagen. Amsterdam Fringe Festival is based on famous and successful Fringe festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, New York City Fringe and Delhi Fringe (as well as many others).