About the Festival

The Pittsburgh Fringe is an all-out, no-holds-barred, inclusive multi-disciplinary performing arts festival featuring international, national and local artists. The annual festival will be in multiple venues in Pittsburgh's East End from Bloomfield and Friendship to Garfield and East Liberty along Penn Avenue. The festival will showcase theater (physical, street, musical), comedy, visual arts, puppetry, family entertainment, music, dance, spoken word, opera, poetry, literature and shows we haven't even thought of yet!

Our own Pittsburgh Fringe just had a birthday! We are presenting our 8th festival in 2021. Since our first year we have been presenting 50-100 performances of 20-50 different shows each year during our 3 day, and now 4 day festival. And we consider ourselves small. We attract performers from all over the US and world, and even tourists to see the shows

We are members of USAFF - The US Association of Fringe Festivals and members of World Fringe. We regularly meet with directors from these festivals around the globe to make sure our Pittsburgh Fringe grows and improves, allowing locals the chance to experience this world wide movement in their own backyard. We also host workshops and offer assistance to local shows wanting to tour to other fringe's around the US and the world. In addition, our festival is a great networking opportunity for local artists who want to expand beyond the local market and take their show on the road, as about half our shows come from all over the US and world, and many of these artists are willing to share their experiences with our local artists.

Venues

Online

Genres

Cabaret and Variety

Comedy

Dance, Physical Theatre, and Circus

Events and Workshops

Family Shows

Multimedia

Music

Musicals and Operas

Storytelling

Theater

Visual Art

Ratings

None

Multiple

G

PG

PG-13

R

R+

Events

A Day at the Beach

Almost Magic

A Russian Bride

beach

Bingewatch: Mashups Of Your Binge Watching Favorites

Cookie Tongue's Kaleidoscopic Bone House

Countdown to Clowntown

Ease of a Murder

Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I To Stop Worrying And Love Humans

Fast Forward!

Fringe Happy Hour

Fringing Now: A Discussion

Glamour Puss

God and Abraham Play Ping Pong

Heroes

Hot Jam on Penn

im ur hamlet.

Light in Transmission

Look UP

Love After Death

Love Chicken

Love Chicken (Watch And Chat)

Mashed Poet-atoes ft. Dominic Berry & Torrey Shineman

MER/made

Needs

Needs Talkback

Now, Now, Now...

Of Lungs and Leaves

Pandemic Puppetry

Pittsburgh Fringe Brunch with Genny Yosco

Pittsburgh Fringe Visual Art Show

Rosegold

Royce Live

Rules of Play: College Edition

Safe

Self-Care Tips with Tiffany

Sexology: The Musical!

SEXPERT MADAME K!

Shadows of My Family

Shepherds Gone Wild

staci b & The Haiku Ninja Collective

Tango in the Dark

The Comedy of (Zoom) Errors

The Fabulous King James Bible

The Pittsburgh Fringe 2021 Awards Ceremony

The Professionals

The Renaissance Revisited

The Slide Show, Or, A Petition for the Position of Artistic Director at a Major Seafood Chain and Other Theatrical Presentations

This Little World: A Solo Performance of Shakespeare's Richard II Starring Owen Corey

Tilted Frame @ Home

Triple Bypass: Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life

Triple Bypass: Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life (Closed Captioned Performance!)

Trudy Carmichael Presents The Improvised One-Woman Show!

#txtshow (on the internet)

Walking on Spectrum

WEBWAYS

What's Next?, Pittsburgh Fringe Edition

When I Rule the World

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO