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2 Jam-Packed Weekends of Compelling, Artist-Driven Performance


Seattle has long had a national reputation as a hotbed for fringe performance. Since the Seattle Fringe Festival’s relaunch in 2012, it has reignited a growing and increasingly diverse audience base of devoted fans, local industry members, curious first-timers, and Puget Sound arts buffs with an adventurous streak. They share a passion for performance where artists push the boundaries of their craft, experiment with form or content, and take artistic risks. And because the Seattle Fringe Festival provides an affordable platform where performers can take those risks, we all benefit from seeing and interacting with new, developing work not seen anywhere else!  

In our four festivals since 2012, we’ve put 86 productions on stage — and for 2017  we’re adding a new venue and featuring 33 productions (up from 20 in 2016)!

For more information on SFF history, click HERE.

Seattle Fringe Festival is a Program of Theatre Puget Sound,  a 501c3 non-profit organization providing vital services and advocating for the region’s performing artists since 1997.


Seattle Fringe Festival returns 100% of ticket revenue to the artists. SFF2017 producers must be based in Western Washington. All performance genres eligible: Scripted Theatre, Sketch Comedy, Solo Performance, Burlesque, Clown, Improv, Dance, Puppetry, Devised, Experimental, Generative, and more. Selections are made by blind lottery. The application deadline for SFF2017 has passed. Check back in August 2017 for application info for our 2018 Festival.

  • Applications:  seattlefringefestival.org.
  • Artist Resources (including SFF2017 Handbook of Policies & Procedures, payment links, and more): http://seattlefringefestival.org/artist-resources/



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Twitter: @SeaFringe  

Media Contact: D’Arcy Harrison, PR/Marketing Director & TPS Fringe Festival Program Manager, darsula7@gmail.com

Steering Committee

Joshua Tyler Hardwick (Production)

D’Arcy Harrison (PR/Marketing)

Casey DeCaire (Volunteer/Box Office)

Rachel Alquist (Development)