Fort Fringe and the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar


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Capital Fringe connects exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

Capital Fringe dedicates itself to:

  • presenting the work of as many innovative local, national and international performing artists as possible;
  • energizing, broadening and deepening local audiences through dynamic, diverse programming that is affordable and accessible;
  • serving the community of DC-area artists by providing opportunities for continuing education, discussion and collaboration;
  • creating new year-round outlets for experimental performance so that the DC Metro area performance scene may flourish beyond the span of the summer festival;
  • honoring the spirit of Fringe Festivals worldwide by keeping the Festival accessible to all who wish to participate.