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5th Annual Scranton Fringe Festival

A Celebration of Community and the Performing Arts


Northeastern Pennsylvania’s arts scene takes center stage in the Electric City.

Since 2015, The Scranton Fringe Festival has provided a most welcoming environment for unique and often overlooked performance art. This year marks the fifth iteration of this wildly popular celebration of theater, dance, comedy, music and so much more. Fringe, as it is more affectionately known, takes place at over a dozen venues throughout Scranton. The festival begins on Friday, September 27, and continues through Sunday, October 6.



Risk takers, provocateurs and performers of every form imaginable

The Scranton Fringe Festival aims to celebrate both the local and regional creative community. Artists are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to present their work in a supportive space free of content censorship. Scranton Fringe takes great care to honor the long, storied history of fringe festivals around the world. At the same time, this NEPA-specific event adds its own unique twist. Local playwrights, choreographers, actors, comedians and musicians all have a hand in the festival’s performances. And for good measure, a few nationally-recognized artists also take part.



You’ll find just about everything at Fringe. From drag shows and musical comedies to children’s theater and engaging drama, there are performances for every sensibility. You can even catch professional improv acts, inspired dance performances and thought-provoking visual artists.

And when the lights go down, Fringe comes alive. Don’t miss incredible, late night events like a cabaret, silent disco and an interactive game show to name just a few. The festival also hosts workshops throughout the week for artists looking to hone their craft.



It’s happening all around you.

Aside from live performances, workshops and social events, you’ll find elements of the festival all throughout town. Many local restaurants, bars, cafes and shops have partnered with Fringe to create the popular Fringe Button.

The $5 button is required at every performance (along with tickets). Not only is it a cool piece of festival swag, the Fringe Button also grants you access to incredible discounts at local businesses.

Pick up your 2019 Scranton Fringe Festival button at festival headquarters (516 Lackawanna Ave.), any venue box offices, or at the following local partners.

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Don’t miss out on 10 days of unforgettable performances.

Get your Fringe fix at various venues all over downtown Scranton. Catch memorable performances all week at iconic, historical theaters, a quaint speakeasy and even the library to name a few. All shows are accessible and affordable. You can even take advantage of free programming and multiple-show hopper passes.

Check out Fringe’s can’t miss shows at these awesome local venues.


 518 Lackawanna
518 Lackawanna Ave.

A Sunday to Ourselves
Invisible Joe
What is Sacred: A One Human Show


AFA Gallery
514 Lackawanna Ave.

Singing (and Dancing) Through the Decades
Stan & Stella: The Poetry Comment Line Callers Didn’t Know They Were Writing
Stoner Morning Show
Ye Merry Gentlemen


Lackawanna County Children’s Library
520 Vine St.

The Bug Play
History Time Henry
Shakespeare’s World: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tween Open Mic Night
Petit Afrique


Madame Jenny’s
126 Franklin Ave.

Fringe Cabaret
The Marvelous Musical Mechanical Maiden


Scranton Cultural Center Jr. Ballroom
420 N. Washington Ave.

Next Round
Not Without Her Shoes
Malum in Se
The Singularity


Scranton Cultural Center Shopland
420 N. Washington Ave.

Big Gay Story Slam
North Star Alley
Our Town
Silent Disco
Underground Microphone
Wake Up With the Arts Breakfast


Space at Olive
541 Wyoming Ave.

I Know It as The Blood
The Investigation: A Search for Truth in Ten Acts


Space at Olive (Garage)
541 Wyoming Ave.

All Right Show
Here We Are in Spain and Friends
She The People
All You Can Laugh
The Mighty Improv Mash-Up


For a complete listing of all events, workshops and performances, visit Scranton Fringe Festival.

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