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Find a Venue for Your Show

Every year, artists find interesting new spaces all around the city to use in for their Philadelphia Fringe Festival performances. The Festival operates under a BYOVenue model, meaning artists are responsible for finding and securing a venue and can perform almost anywhere in the city. Venues are not managed or booked by FringeArts, but participate independently by hosting festival artists and performances!

Many self-producers like to present art in non-traditional places. Audiences like this too, so don’t be afraid to seek out-of-the-ordinary spaces. We do not require that all artists present in accessible spaces, but we do require some accessibility information about the venue to ensure audiences have all the right information.

Take a look at the venues used in past years and feel free to reach out to Fringe Festival Manager, Simon, Simon@fringearts.com, with any questions.

Preferred Venues

Preferred venues are a list of recommended venues that have hosted Fringe Festival shows in the past, and are actively seeking to host shows during the 2024 Fringe Festival.

ComedySportz

An intimate fixed seating black box located at 2030 Sansom St. Perfect for comedy of all types, as well as any theatrical performance with minimal need for a backstage area.

More Details

  • The theater is 1375 sq ft with a 12′ x 10′ stage (7” rise, non-movable)

  • The theater seats 100

  • Includes: lights, sound, AC/Heat, private bathrooms

  • HD Projector and screen also available

  • Rentals available by the hour, day, week or month

Studio 34

A charming lounge and studio space in West Philly. Perfect for concerts, solo shows, puppetry, readings, dance, and anything else you can dream of putting up in this uniquely configured performance space inside a welcoming arts and healing community.

More Details

  • Studio 34 offers 2 performance area, that can be connected by opening a giant set of double doors between them

    • The Lounge area, which has two possible stage areas, and can be configured with a variety of seating arrangements
    • Studio A is giant yoga/dance studio, which can also be utilized in conjunction with the lounge area.
  • Flexible seating arrangements and options allow for audiences of 50 – 125+

  • Space is equipped with 3 HVAC units for climate control

  • Projectors in the space

  • Part of an arts-loving community

  • Green Room
  • Available time slots:

    • Thursdays 8:00pm
    • Fridays 7:30pm & 9:00pm
    • Saturdays 5:00pm, 7:00pm & 9:00pm
    • Sundays 8:00pm
  • Limited lighting equipment available

  • Note: Space is not wheelchair accessible

Old First Reformed Church

A flexible sanctuary space, serving fringe-loving Old City at 151 N 4th Street. This is NOT your grandparents church (unless your grandparents are super cool.)

More Details

  • A recently renovated sanctuary space inside a gorgeous historic building
  • Flexible seating for 100+, including comfortable chairs and pews
  • Amazing acoustics
  • Sound system (including 2 wired mics, 1 wireless, and 2 lavs)
  • Built-in high quality streaming capabilities
  • Secondary rehearsal space available
  • Grand Piano
  • Organ

Performance Garage

An awesome dance space in Spring Garden at 1515 Brandywine St. Replete with a large sprung marley dance floor, beautiful lobby, and amazing dressing rooms, this place is a delight for audiences & performers alike.

More Details

  • Audience risers with Premiere Wenger seating (capacity of 105)
  • New sprung marley floor (52’x30’) designed for bare feet and dance footwear only (no heels or tap shoes)

  • Masonite floor covering available for tap dance, heeled shoes, and street shoes (free use, install for extra fee)

  • Box office area, lobby, and reception area (with a movable wall connecting theater to the lobby area)
  • HVAC system

  • (8) moveable mirrors / Black flats

  • (4) 8-foot ballet barres

  • Concert quality sound system with optional bluetooth connectivity

  • Adjacent dressing room with dressing tables, refrigerator, washer/dryer, and (2) bathrooms with showers

  • Kimball Vienna Series Grand Piano (free use, move and tuning for extra fee)

  • White Cyclorama full stage projection surface

  • Black Scrim (removable)

  • Tech Booth with performance lighting, sound & video system

  • Dance lighting rep plot with LED cyc lights

  • Production Manager on-site

Resource Sharing Committee Venue Database

For a comprehensive list of theatrical venues in the Greater Philadelphia area, consult the Venue Database compiled by the Resource Sharing Committee.

2023 Festival Venues

Take a look at the venues used in past years and feel free to reach out to Fringe Festival Manager, Simon, Simon@fringearts.com, with any questions.

You can find this map with venues from 2022 and 2021 here.

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