The Capital Fringe Festival has returned to DC from July 11 to July 28 for it’s eighth year. DC has a great theater scene at regular venues like the Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theater, and Arena Stage, but the Capital Fringe Festival gives DC a taste of something different with lower ticket prices.
The Capital Fringe Festival takes place in 18 different venues across the city including Fort Fringe on New York Avenue in Northwest, Caos on F in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, GALA Theatre in Columbia Heights, Jin Lounge in the U Street Corridor, and Studio Theater in Logan Circle. There will be 738 performances of 130 different shows with local, national, and international performers. You won’t find famous Broadway shows at the Capital Fringe Festival, it’s more about experimentation with various forms including plays, musicals, physical performance, puppetry, historical biopics, and even poetry.
A Capital Fringe Button is required for entry to all venues during the festival. The button costs $7 and is valid for discounts all year. Currently, discounts are available at DC establishments like Fado Irish Pub, Zipcar, Bar Pilar, Capitol Lounge, La Tasca, Mr. Yogato, Ping Pong Dim Sum, and more.
Tickets for a single Capital Fringe Festival show are $17 each. But a multi-show pass can get you a cheaper price per show. Passes range in price from $60 to $300 and can be used for single person or a group in a variety of combinations.
Dog & Pony DC is one of the theater companies participating in this year’s Capital Fringe Festival with their show called A Killing Game. It’s a 90 minute interactive show where the audience uses digital media like tweets, texts, and phone calls to participate.
Go see a show and experience something new this summer at the Capital Fringe Festival!