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  • Open Call Amsterdam Fringe 2020

    15 December 2019

    Do you have a brilliant idea for a new performance, a great show that really should get more audience or are you looking for a platform-in-crime to present your out of the box experiment? Ignore your family in law during the holidays, commit yourself to apply-january resolutions and make yourself comfortable because…. the registration for Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2020 is …

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  • Aissa Kraayenbrink and Amanda Palma receive the TRY AGAIN FAIL BETTER AWARD of Amsterdam Fringe Festival!

    4 December 2019

    This year for the first time, Amsterdam Fringe Festival and partners Het Huis Utrecht and ICK Amsterdam present the TRY AGAIN FAIL BETTER Award: an award for makers who have shown their work at Amsterdam Fringe 2019 and want to continue working on their performance. Artists of the 2019 …

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  • Fringe is looking for volunteers!

    25 July 2019

    Fringe wants you! Volunteers are very valuable for Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Without volunteers, the festival couldn’t take place. Do you want to share your enthusiasm and be part of an international theatre festival? Apply now! During the Fringe there will be a lot going on in Amsterdam. This means …

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  • Start ticket sales Fringe 2019

    18 July 2019

    YASSS! We proudly present the Amsterdam Fringe Festival program 2019. Ticket sales has started! From 5 to 15 September 2019, Amsterdam Fringe will once again be the spot where around 70 performances of exciting young makers can be seen at over 25 locations in the city. From the smaller Amsterdam …

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    30 April 2019

    Apply now for the Fringe stage at the Uitmarkt 2019! Once again, Amsterdam Fringe is in search of the most epic, creative and artistic talent of the Netherlands. For all those young, new and/or unconventional makers who’ve been sitting on their creative egg for a while now, Fringe offers thé …

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  • Amsterdam Fringe Festival is looking for 4 talents for the Fringe Academy!

    10 January 2019

    Amsterdam Fringe Festival is looking for young and ambitious festival talents. Would you like to gain experience in a dazzling festival environment and at the same time learn more about creating programs – from artistic concept to production to business policy to PR and marketing? Then the Fringe Academy of …

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  • Open Call Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2019

    13 December 2018

    CALLING all artists, theatre makers, dance creators and other performing arts butterflies: are you a (still un)known creative genius with an incredible performance (to be created) that should be presented (more often)? Amsterdam Fringe is looking for you! From 5 – 15 September 2019 Amsterdam Fringe Festival will show around …

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    9 May 2018

    You down there… Is it you we’ve been searching for? We are looking for creatives of all kinds to be involved in a festively unconventional FRINGE event – the Vrije Uitloop – at the Uitmarkt festival on 25th & 26th August 2018. Are you a performance artist // theatre …

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  • Interested in seeing a lot of Fringe shows for free in September? Become a volunteer!

    8 May 2018

    Fringe wants you! Volunteers are invaluable for Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Without volunteers, the festival couldn’t take place. Do you want to share your enthusiasm and be part of an international theatre festival? Apply now! During the Fringe there will be a lot going on in Amsterdam. This means we need …

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    20 April 2018

    HOLY SMOKE AND MIRRORS! We can’t wait to share this ecstatic and exciting news: in 2018 TIME WINDOW will host the AMSTERDAM FRINGE NIGHTCLUB! With eclectic performances, signs and miracles and our bar that never closes, the saga of the Fringe Nightclub continues. ABOUT FRINGE & THE FRINGE NIGHTCLUB During …

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  • Open Call Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2018 (CLOSED)

    2 February 2018

    Wanted: brilliant idea and/or performance by equally briljant performance artist who doesn’t scare away from experiment, would feel at home in the non-conventional theaters of Amsterdam and really needs a platform to shine-bright-like-a-diamond. Amsterdam Fringe is a festival and a refuge for extraordinary artists and their audiences. Talented young makers, inventors, …

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  • Questions? Drop by at the Fringe FAQ hour!

    1 February 2018

    Always wanted to participate in the Fringe, but no idea how? You have a fantastic concept, but don’t know if it will fit at Fringe? Or do you just want to know what participation in Amsterdam Fringe Festival exactly means? Drop by at the Fringe FAQ hour, on February 12th from …

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  • Wanted: 4 talents for the Fringe Academy 2018! (CLOSED)

    17 January 2018

    Amsterdam Fringe Festival is looking for young and ambitious festival talents. Would you like to gain experience in a dazzling festival environment and at the same time learn more about creating programs – from artistic concept to production to business policy to PR and marketing? Then the Fringe Academy is …

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  • Winners Amsterdam Fringe Awards 2017

    24 October 2017

    On September 17th the Amsterdam Fringe Festival announced the winners of the jury prizes and the public prize of this years’ Amsterdam Fringe Festival. My Father Held A Gun of Sahand Sahebdivani, Raphael Rodan, Guillermo Celano & Iman Spaargaren won the Amsterdam Fringe Gold Award. Numbers two and three are …

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  • Adopt a Fringe artist

    18 July 2017

    If you’ve always wanted to have a Fringe artist, but were afraid to actually go ahead and get one, this is your chance! Get one or two on trial during the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. During the festival (7 – 17 September) we are looking for sweet, caring people …

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  • Aukje Verhoog is the new Fringe Director

    11 January 2017

    With Aukje Verhoog Amsterdam Fringe Festival found it’s new Fringe Director. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place in the fringes of the Dutch Theatre Festival, highlighting Amsterdam’s avant-garde drama productions. Verhoog (1987) studied theatre science in Utrecht and previously worked for SPRING festival Utrecht and Theater Bellevue. During Amsterdam Fringe 2016 she …

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  • All is well

    29 September 2016

    Fringe lives! Though she will be hibernating for a little while now, after shining so brightly from September 1st all the way through to the 11th. Now she has a bad case of broken finger nails, runny mascara, one of her pumps has a broken heel and she has great …

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  • Julian Caddy, poet and Fringer extraordinaire

    13 September 2016

    Why do we do this? or What the Hell are we doing here anyway? The risks are enormous The hours are ridiculous The pay is hilarious The rewards are as rare as Unicorns, or …

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  • Winners Dioraphte Amsterdam Fringe Awards

    11 September 2016

    On September 11th the Amsterdam Fringe Festival has ended on a high note with the award ceremony. Macho Macho by Igor Vrebac has won the Diorapthe Amsterdam Fringe Award 2016. De Lefgozers have won the The Grand Audience Award with their performance Of dit. The Amsterdam Fringe Silver Award went to …

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  • Fringe Apocalypse

    10 September 2016

    Sunday night, the Fringe rocking horse will come to a stop with a squeak and a peep. One final chance to say goodbye for this year with a slobbering pink kiss of a show. Smmmmmmmmack! Or… Wait, no wait! Euh… There might be something more than …

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  • Fringe Awesomeness

    9 September 2016

    Beste domme grap van het festival tot nu toe: “Switching doubt mode on… Euh, off.” Gaarste opmerking in een vergadering van het Fringeteam: “Ik hoop dat M. mijn laptop mee naar huis genomen heeft, want ik kwam er vanmorgen achter dat ik de hare had.” Domste PR-actie van de Fringe …

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  • Zweetvoeten

    8 September 2016

    Zweetvoeten Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! De mussen vallen dood van het dak en als je goed oplet, zie je kleine roze parasolletjes achter ze aan vallen. Splet. Hoog tijd kortom om snel Fringe-voorstellingen te gaan kijken voor ze smelten. Glans van Jeninke de Jong, Maurice …

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  • Sweaty feet

    8 September 2016

    Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! It feels like the dog days of summer – as a matter of fact, we just saw a dog walking by carrying a little pink brolly. Woof! Time to see Fringe shows before they melt!  Maurice le Noir by Loveday Smith and Orange …

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  • Three little girls

    7 September 2016

    Since last Tuesday, three little girls can be seen wandering around in the neighbourhood of the Kloveniersburgwal. They’re looking for their father, who has supposedly vanished from their lives several weeks (or months, or years) ago. There are several things you can do to help: speak slowly and …

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  • Tuesday is a day of the week, too

    6 September 2016

    Right! Are you still half way alive? We’re doing just fine, thank you. Really. Although it looks like our mirror is broken: last month we still looked about a decade younger. And our hairdo’s still kind of made sense. Oh well, we’re still relatively decent looking, aren’t we? …

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  • Take it easy

    5 September 2016

    Erm, what do you think? ‘Course not! The first weekend of Fringe may be over, we’ll be going strong until September 11th. (And going nowhere at all on September 12th, but hey, that’s not your problem now, is it?) All manner of people and things go …

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  • Fringe mad house

    2 September 2016

    Wow, we had ourselves a massive festival kick off yesterday! We bubbled into the night with artists, Fringe friends and well wishers, and some annoying people who started talking to us on the street and just flat out refused to leave. Let us just take a …

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  • Programme Guides!

    22 August 2016

    The Fringe programme guides are here again. We distributing them asap to all our Fringe venues, and you come and pick one up at our Vrije Uitloop stage at the Uitmarkt next week. If you really can’t wait, download it here. We also have Boomerang cards! Get the at …

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  • Become a reporter at the Daily Starfish

    16 August 2016

    During the next Amsterdam Fringe Festival (September 1st – 11th) we will be publishing the Daily Starfish again, our very own Fringe festival newspaper. The Starfish will feature reviews of Fringe shows, children’s drawings, portraits of Fringers shooting lasers, gossip about guinea pigs and other news that for some reason never seems to make it to the mainstream …

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  • Become a volunteer

    1 August 2016

    Volunteers are invaluable for Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Without them, the festival won’t be able to take place. Do you want to share your enthusiasm and be part of an international theatre festival? Apply now! …

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  • Volunteer testimonial: Melissa Knollenburg

    21 July 2016

    Melissa Knollenburg wants to be an eternal Fringe visitor when she grows up. She has already been a volunteer (twice!) and this year she will perform at Amsterdam Fringe Festival. How is this possible?! “When I started Theatre Studies I wanted to start working right away.

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  • Volunteer testimonial: Vincent Rentenaar

    12 July 2016

    Some volunteers keep returning and love EVERY function. A great example is Vincent Rentenaar. “I don’t have a favorite function. I always help wherever help is needed. I was a venue host, a runner and I worked at the box office. I enjoy everything and it’s very versatile.

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  • Volunteer testimonial: Brittany Cope

    5 July 2016

    They come from far and wide, our Fringe volunteers! Brittany Cope was travelling through Europe and decided to hop by the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. “I decided that volunteering would be a great way to see a lot of theatre and meet a lot of like-minded people” …

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  • Posters!

    23 June 2016

    Not one, but five Fringe posters this year! A main image for the entire city of Amsterdam, plus four posters for the four boroughs (and compass points) East, West, North and South. Because Fringe goes to town this year! Take a look-see below, or download them all and have …

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  • Volunteer testimonial: Ildiko Mod

    21 June 2016

    Where would we be without our volunteers? Nowhere! Fortunately for us, a lot of helping hands from the entire world find their ways to Amsterdam Fringe Festival. Ildiko Mod from Germany was a volunteer in 2013 and 2014. Good news: she will be joining us again this year! …

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  • Volunteer testimonial: Luciano Baarn

    14 June 2016

    Luciano Baarn (The Netherlands) started volunteering for the Fringe in 2014 and decided to come back in 2015: “After seeing all the fun performances in my first year as a volunteer I was very curious to see what exciting and new stuff Fringe had to offer again. Another …

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  • new artistic director for Amsterdam Fringe Festival

    9 November 2015

    South African Rob Murray new artistic director Amsterdam Fringe Festival   The artistic and general management of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival will be taken over by Rob Murray from November 15th. He’s succeeding artistic director Anneke Jansen who leaves the Fringe January 1st.   With almost 20 years of experience …

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  • F U T U R I S T S win Dioraphte Amsterdam Fringe Award 2015

    13 September 2015

    F U T U R I S T S have Dioraphte Amsterdam Fringe Award 2015 with their show F U T U R I S T S. The international jury of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival has awarded the following shows: Dioraphte Amsterdam Fringe Award 2015 F U T …

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  • Awards? Wrap Party? No! Not yet!

    13 September 2015

    (E! Oo! Ow, ow!) We’re sorry, it’s true. The final day is upon us. Bloody hell that went quick! Good news is the Fringe will be doing hand outs like mad! The Artists’ Happy Hour may appeal to you, providing you’re artistically inclined. Giving away stuff seems to be …

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  • Birthday Party Tonight!

    9 September 2015

    Looking back? No way! Dear Fringe related thing, today’s our birthday! Ten years ago to the day we started the Amsterdam Fringe Festival in the toilets of the Stadsschouwburg. It was the beginning of a tradition which has held firm and gained a following all over the …

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  • Let's be friends!

    8 September 2015

    Sometimes you like something or someone so much you want to make your relationship official. There are lots of options for doing such a thing: marriage, a contract, or you can become a Best Fringe Freund! (Only if you like us enough of course. Or when you have spare money …

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  • Love to Francis en Francesca

    3 September 2015

    Been at the opening of the Fringe before? Or at the Award Show at the very last day? Always asked yourself: Who are those two lovely people who present these happenings with such skill, such grace and sex appeal? Well, here’s the answer: they’re Francesca Wagenaar (Fringecesca) and Francis Broekhuijsen (Faffi …

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  • Have you got your button yet?

    28 August 2015

    Well? Do you? During the Fringe, we’ll be introducing your new hobby! You may have noticed that we, the Dutch, are very fond of collecting freebies and saving stuff. For instance, you’re at the supermarket checkout and the cashier will ask you whether you want your coupons for own free …

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  • Fringe programme folder – read it online

    19 August 2015

    Just an hour ago, we’ve sent the Amsterdam Fringe Festival programma folder to the printer. We’ve also uploaded it to issuu. With news, sports and background stories and the entire programme from A to Z (and from Z to A, if you hold your laptop upside down). You can find …

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  • Adopt a Fringe artist

    24 July 2015

    If you’ve always wanted to have a Fringe artist, but were afraid to actually go ahead and get one, this is your chance! Get one or two on trial during the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. During the festival (3 – 13 September) we are looking for sweet, caring people …

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  • From South Africa (Fringe) with love

    19 July 2015

    Just like the past 5 year we have selected the best shows from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa and invited theme to perform here at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2015. In return, the winner of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival performs at the National Arts Festival. A …

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  • Poster for #amsfringe 2015

    19 July 2015

    Do not swim in the canal’s. They may look lovely an romantic,  but in reality they are absolutely filthy. Seriously, the model did NOT just climb out of the canal. We just liked that idea. Hope you do too: Campagnebeeld Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2015 / credits: Corne van …

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  • Get your tickets NOW

    25 June 2015

    Stop! Fringe time. As of NOW you can browse the programme, (there is more for those of you that speak Dutch, but no worries half of the shows have been marked LNP – Language No Problem and are suitable for non-Dutch speakers) and start to book tickets for a …

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