Capital Fringe Festival Explores New Art Forms (and an Apocalypse With Cats)

A dance piece exploring the unreliability of memories. An apocalypse story featuring cats. Oh, and then there's a hybrid burlesque/stand-up comedy show, a cross-gender comic Macbeth, and an audience-interactive movement piece on security, privacy and ownership in the Internet age.

Sounds like the Capital Fringe Festival is back.

With more than 120 performances, the annual festival (July 9-26 and July 29-Aug. 2) puts nontraditional theater, comedy, puppetry, dance and more in the spotlight.

The performances are spread out at multiple venues around D.C. and in the festival's new headquarters at the Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Ave. NE).

In addition to a newly added "extension week" at the end of July, Capital Fringe is also premiering "Fringe Late Night Cabaret," featuring live music, comedy, improv and dance.The free cabaret will happen Wednesdays through Sundays from 9:30 pm to 1 a.m. throughout the festival at the Fringe headquarters. 

See all performances here; check out the performance schedule here.

Through July 9, tickets are $5. After July 10, admission goes up to $7. Multi-show passes are available. You can purchase tickets by calling 866-811-4111, buying them online, or visiting the box office at Fringe HQ or at the performance's venue.


Trinidad Area:

  • Trinidad Theatre and Upstairs at the Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Ave. NE)
  • W.S. Jenks & Son (910 Bladensburg Road NE)
  • Tree House Lounge (1006 Florida Ave. NE)
  • Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre and Playground at Gallaudet University (800 Florida Ave. NE)

Brookland Area:

  • The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Theater and Hyman M. Perlo Studio at Dance Place (3225 8th St. NE)
  • Brookland Artspace Lofts Studio (3305 8th St. NE)
  • Studio #27 at banished? ARTillery (716 Monroe St. NE)
  • Ward Hall at Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave. NE)

H Street NE Area:

  • Sprenger and Lab II at Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St. NE)
  • The Argonaut (1433 H St. NE)
  • Gallery O on H Street (1354 H St. NE)

Other Venues:

  • District of Columbia Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW)
  • Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint ( 916 G St. NW)
  • Corner Store Arts(900 South Carolina Ave. SE)
  • Japanese American Memorial (New Jersey and Louisiana avenues and D Street NW)
  • Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Road SE)
  • The Pinch (3548 14th St. NW)
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