News: Capital Fringe Announces Venue Change and Application Details for the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Capital Fringe Festival. Those wishing to participate in the festival can apply from now through January 16th, 2018.

The 2018 Capital Fringe Festival will take place from July 7th to 29th, 2018.

Yesterday, Capital Fringe announced a venue change for the 2018 festival. After being headquartered in the Logan Arts Space for the last three years, the 2018 festival will move to SW DC and perform in venues including Arena Stage’s Mead Center for American Theater, Blind Whino, Westminster Church and two 80-seat capacity performance tents that will be set up on 4th Street SW.

In discussing the venue change, Capital Fringe President CEO and Founder Julianne Brienza told DC Theater Arts: “We are all excited to be closer to the water this summer. We are thrilled with our newly formed partnerships with Arena Stage, SW BID, and other venues in the neighborhood. There is a real sense of the community wanting to have the Festival. I have missed having tents in the summer, the vibe, the BBQ. I hope with all the activity around the Wharf this summer that the artists presenting in the Festival will see increased tickets sales.”

Those interested in applying to the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival are encouraged to attend a “How to Fringe 2018 Information Session” on either November 20th or December 10th at the Logan Fringe Arts Space. To RSVP, please email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer, at [email protected]. For more information on the festival, call the Fringe Admin Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at (202) 737-7240.

The Logan Fringe Artspace, Capital Fringe’s headquarters located at 1358 Florida Avenue in NE DC, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation that will create two performance venues able to accommodate equity productions, a bar/restaurant, an art gallery and a scene shop. 

Sroll down for the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival Timeline.




November 15, 2017 – January 16, 2018, 5pm EST – Application period.

November 20, 2017, at 6:30 pm – How to Fringe: Interest Session at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave NE.

December 10, 2017, at 3 pm – How to Fringe: Interest Session at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave NE.

February 1 through the 15th, 2018 – An acceptance survey will be sent to all official Fringe Festival productions to prep artist agreements. Signed Artist Agreements, tech riders, W-9s and participation fees are sent to artists and due back within the month of February.

March and April 2018 – Required How to Fringe: Participant Session, in person or via Skype. One-on-one sessions are available if scheduling does not work for all.

Early April 2018 – Venue assignments, tech specs for assigned venue, production schedule, and ticket split are emailed to all participants.

Mid-April, 2018 – Proof of Rights due.

End of April to Early May 2018 – Marketing Form, show images and insurance payment or documentation due.

June 18, 2018 – Tickets on Sale!

Date TBA – Fringe Festival Preview

July 7 to 29, 2018 – Festival Performances happen! Tuesday – Friday from 5pm to midnight and Saturday/Sunday from 11am – 1am.

August 17, 2018 – Box Office Payments mailed to participants.


  1. This is exciting news! What a great move! And it’s wonderful to see that both Arena and the BID have recognized the role of Fringe in bringing new audiences to both the theatre and a burgeoning area.


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