Who is Fort Collins Fringe Festival

The Fort Collins Fringe Festival takes place annually the last week of July. We are a hot-rapid-one weekend festival that takes over Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. The FoCo Fringe shows changes every year and all types performance art is accepted which means you can see a vast variety of things in one weekend! We utilize many downtown spaces and business typically ranging from 5-7 venues all within walking distance of one another. Past venues have included: ArtLab, Bas Bleu Theare, Downtown Artery, The Lyric Cinema, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Big Backyard & Otterbox Digital Dome, Poudre River Trail, Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House. Our festival features several not to miss parties including our ever popular Opening Ceremonies Kickoff Party where you can meet all the artists perfroming at the festival and see a preview of their performance as well as our Closing Ceremonies - Awards & Celebration.



The Fort Collins Fringe Festival exists to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to perform fun, original, affordable theatre for our community while creating connections between artists, audiences, businesses and organizations.




/kəˈmyo͞onədē/ - noun

collaborative, supportive, reflective, honest


-To create a positive Fringe community with artists who value their art and are eager to share, receive and reflect on the work
-To present work that serves our local community and is relevant to the time and space in which we live
-To support the local artists in Fort Collins


-To give local artists an unique opportunity to collaborate and produce works not normally seen in traditional theatre settings
-To provide a “meet and greet” audition event for writers, directors and actors to meet and determine collaborative approach


/krēāˈtivədē/ – noun

original, experimental, fresh, devised


-To use experimental performance work as a tool for the development of theatre as a craft
-To encourage original work, new scripts and devised material to be seen and staged in Fort Collins


-To provide an application process that ensures commitment and quality of work
-To bring together people from different facets of the community together and offer them the opportunity, platform and encouragement they need to create original work


/rəˈsôrsfəl/ – adjective

industrious, enterprising, efficient, capable


-To utilize resources in efficient, economically savvy ways in order to build a platform for original work
-To pool resources into one event allowing artists to share production elements, including venues, marketing and funding


-To increase audience awareness and appreciation for theatre arts in short, simple, accessible, affordable formats
-To produce a theatre festival