Chicago Fringe Festival presents KIDS FRINGE

Chicago Fringe Festival is Not Just for Adults!

The Chicago Fringe Festival Kids Fringe is for audience members 5 – 12 years old. Every weekend of the festival will present kid-friendly shows - five in total - along with free crafts, workshops and more.

In past years, KID'S FRINGE activities have included:

  • dance, movement, improv, and storytelling classes
  • mask making, birdhouse building, castle building, and instrument making crafts
  • bubbles, stories, games, and more!

Artists scheduled to perform:  

Barrel of Monkeys, THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA

A show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys’ arts education programs. 

Tiffany Lawson Dance, MELODY

An original superhero ballet about evil twins and crime fighting shoes!

Stephanie Chavara from Chicago, WORMHOLE

Wormhole follows a mother and daughter's exploration mental health through poetry and movement. The piece was created through the collaboration of both performers and is based on true stories

Rebel Playhouse, EDNA THE STOMPER

A musical for all ages complete with songs, stomps, and monster puppets! Edna the Stomper deals with the issues of self worth, creative expression, and finding one’s place in the family.



September 3 – 10


All Kid’s Fringe performances at:

The Jefferson Playhouse
4733 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

FREE crafts, games, stories and workshops at:

Fringe Central
4733 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

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


Adults: One-time button purchase of $5 plus each show ticket admission of $10. Children ages 12 years and younger: $5 for each Kids Fringe performance, no button required.

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

For more Picture This Post Chicago Fringe Stories visit our Chicago Fringe Festival Roundup Page!

*Photos by Adrienne Guldin

Chicago Fringe Festival ROUNDUP
Photo: Adrienne Guldin
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