Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2023 awards five prizes to the most promising performances!read more
11 days, 27 locations and more than 250 shows!
Amsterdam Fringe Festival presents a mix mash of theatre, performance art & dance by new, upcoming and untamed talent each year in September.
Amsterdam Fringe Festival only knows winners! But some performances win something extra.
Our jury of professionals sees every show during the festival and chooses a couple of best performances. Three shows win the ‘Best of Fringe Award’ and do not only get the honor and a spot at the next AFF, but also extra spots at other festivals to play their show. One show wins the ‘International Bursery’, which gives the opportunity to play at Fringe festival abroad.
After the festival artists, who would like to improve their performance, can sign up for the ‘Next Best Fringe Award’. Two of them win the award and get the chance to have a residency and get a place to play the improved show.
Winners of the awards in 2022 are:
– Best of Fringe: Goodbye Erdogan door Betal Özay, Irma door Eva Bartels & FR/AGILE door Liam McCall
– International Bursary: Lipsync Theatre: How 2 Prepare 4 Love door Indie Nile
– Next Best Fringe Award: UIT|EEN|VAL door Rosanna Ter Steege en Yassine Belghanch & People Are Awful door Joseph
Amsterdam Fringe Festival shows a mixmash of theatre, performance and dance from new, emerging and untamed talent for 11 days every September.
We present a multidisciplinary programme of over 60 artists, from diverse backgrounds, origins and futures.
Our showcase festival is a haven for experimentation and provides a stage for new creators and stories. Amsterdam Fringe Festival is an ode to theatrical madness, the independent spirit and a plea for artistic freedom. A thick, intimate embrace of experimentation in the truest sense of the word: one whose outcome may yet truly surprise you.
The whole city is our playground; from rooftop to club to theatre, from North to South, you’ll find us for 11 days at some 30 locations all over Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Fringe Festival works with an open call system. You can subscribe from mid–December until the end of January. In March, the Fringe team will make a selection. Subscription is free, we have a open call form which you can find on our website by mid December!
Check our website and socials for updates on how to subscribe!
From Deldi to Delft, from Hollywood to Istanbul; Fringe is everywhere! There are more than 250 Fringe festivals in the world.
Although they all have their own artistic way, all Fringe festivals give space for new artistic encounters, cross-overs, experiment and genres.
This year, 2023, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival will turn 18 years! In 2005, the festival started at the fringes of Amsterdam, under the wings of the Netherlands Theatre Festival.
Nowadays, Amsterdam Fringe Festival is known for it’s open call system and the thorough way we guide the artists with workshops and coaching.
World Fringe is an initiative of the following Fringe festivals: Grahamstown, Hollywood, New York, Adelaide, Perth, Prague, Brighton, Edinburgh and Amsterdam. Together we reach millions of people en we create new opportunities for artists, public and sponsors.
The festivals work together in exchanging ‘Best Of Fringe’ shows, to create more opportunities for artists to perform internationally.
Since 2009, Amsterdam Fringe has exchanged with Brighton, Hollywood, South Africa, New York, Prague, Dublin, Edinburgh, Istanbul and Grahamstown Fringe.
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