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what is fringe?

“Fringe” began in 1947 when eight groups appeared uninvited to the Edinburgh International Festival and performed “on the fringe” of the main festival—in church basements, storefronts, streets and alleys. Fringe Festivals have since been established throughout the world to provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their works and performances in a setting unconstrained by censorship, judgment, or the status quo. Fringe Festivals provide platforms for artists of all origins and disciplines to collaborate and share their art with each other and with the local community.

what is the denver fringe?

Denver Fringe Festival is a non-profit project of the Colorado Theatre Guild designed to bring together the most innovative performance artists in this state with audiences that are hungry for a new kind of theatrical experience.

Throughout the festival, artists from across the state come together to produce cutting-edge original or newly conceptualized works in unique venues in some of Denver’s most artistically-driven neighborhoods.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for Colorado-based producers, artists, presenters, venues, and businesses to promote their vision, connect with audiences, and elevate the profile of the Colorado performing arts community.

About colorado Theatre guild

The Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) is a membership association for professional theatre companies and creators in Colorado. Founded in 1979 as the “Colorado Theatre Producers Guild” to bring producers of live theatre in Colorado together to communicate and share information, the CTG has continued to adapt to the needs of its community by broadening the scope of membership to include both theatre production companies and individuals in the theatre community. CTG’s mission is to create connections within the theatre community and provide support services in education, advocacy and promotion to patrons, producers and artists, encouraging growth and excellence in live theatre in our great state.