FringeArts presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking. FringeArts seeks to elevate Philadelphia as a primary nexus for cultural conversation, progressive ideas, and innovative art-making.
Founded in 1997 and formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, the organization serves local, national, and international artists of all disciplines and levels of achievement through an annual 18-day Festival along with a year-round series of high-quality contemporary dance, theater, and music performances; commissioned public art installations; and a residency program that continues to expand and grow as a state-of-the-art incubator for artists. In 2013, FringeArts opened the doors to its brand-new waterfront headquarters in Old City Philadelphia. The center's groundbreaking design creates a welcoming social environment by embedding arts and culture in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.