The Chicago Fringe Festival is an uncensored, unjuried, no-holds barred performance event that returns 100% of ticket sales to the artists. In our first six years, we have returned over $172,000 to artists.

The 2016 Application Period Has Now Closed. We accepted a total of 50 shows into the 2016 Chicago Fringe Festival, half local artists and half non-local artists including the five Kids Fringe shows. The first 13 applicants were accepted first come, first served. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Stay tuned for exciting events planned for this summer leading up to the Festival!


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