Chicago Fringe Festival 2017 Round-Up – Schedule and Reviews

The Chicago Fringe Festival, now in its eighth year, produces an annual performing arts festival devoted to celebrating an inclusive community of adventurous artists, volunteers and patrons. The Chicago Fringe Festival is a member of the Fringe Festival movement and is one of many festivals held throughout the world. It unites daring theatergoers with emerging and boundary-pushing local, national and international performing artists while seeking to engage nontraditional audiences through a commitment to low ticket prices and outreach into artistically underserved communities.

This years festival features 50 groups in about 200 performances selected by lottery. The shows include comedies, dramas, dance theater, musicals, performance art and the unclassifiable. This is an uncensored, unjuried, no-holds barred performance event that returns 100% of ticket sales to the artists - In its first seven years, The Chicago Fringe Festival has returned almost $200,000 to artists.

Kids Fringe is for audience members 5 – 12 years old. It features five shows along with free crafts, workshops and more.

Chicago Fringe Festival Stories by Picture This Post

Click to read Picture This Post's preview of KIDS FRINGE

Click to read Picture This Post's review of ISHTI'S PRAKATI: A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT 

Click to read Picture This Post's review of MARK TOLAND, MIND READER

Click to read Picture This Post's review of JEFF FORT AND FRED HAMPTON: A REVOLUTIONARY LOVE STORY

Click to read Picture this Post's review of EVEN GOD KNEW I WAS GAY


August 30 – September 10


Various locations in Jefferson Park:

Congregational Church of Jefferson Park
5320 W Giddings
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60630

Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Ave,
Chicago, IL 60630

Fringe Central
4872 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

Jefferson Playhouse
4766 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

Kids Fringe Hub
Parking Lot
4751 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

Windsor Tavern
4530 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio
5340 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630


One-time button purchase of $5

All individual performances are $10.

Passes with a discounted ticket price are available when attending multiple performances: a four-show pass is $36, a ten-show pass is $80 and an unlimited pass is $175.

*Each venue will have a box office for day-of purchase and the box office for the entire festival is located at Fringe Central.

For tickets and more information visit The Chicago Fringe Festival Website.

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