Kids Fringe

Kids Fringe Shows

All Kids Fringe productions are performed at the Playhouse (4733 N. Milwaukee Avenue).

Plus, swing by the Fringe Central Hub (4751 N Milwaukee Ave.) for FREE crafts, games, stories, and workshops (listed below)!

About Kids Fringe

Each weekend of the festival, the Chicago Fringe Festival presents kid-friendly shows plus free activities and workshops! Past fun has included:

  • dance, movement, improv, and storytelling classes
  • mask making, birdhouse building, castle building, and instrument making crafts
  • bubbles, stories, games, and more!

 

Kids Fringe Schedule 2017

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND

Kid Fringers of the World Unite!

12:00pm-4:00pm:   Craft corner, story carpet, and game center open!

Special Events:

12:15pm-12:45pm: Welcome to Kids Fringe Activity!

3:20pm-3:50pm: How to Think on Your Feet and Answer Tough Questions in the Moment with Pamela Ziemann

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD

Once Upon A Time…

12:00pm-4:00pm:   Craft corner, story carpet, and game center open!

Special Events:

12:00pm-12:45pm: Workshop with Rebel Playhouse!

1:50pm-2:20pm: Meet and Greet with Storybook Princesses

3:20pm-3:50pm: Improv For Kids with Sarah Mikayla Brown

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH

Surprise Theme!

12:00pm-4:00pm:   Craft corner, story carpet, and game center open!

Special Events:

1:50pm-2:20pm: Let’s Act! With Steph Niro

3:20pm-3:50pm: Special Guest Storyteller!

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH

Go For The Gold!

12:00pm-4:00pm:   Craft corner, story carpet, and game center open!

Special Events:

12:00pm-12:45pm: Kid Fringe Olympics!

1:50pm-2:20pm: Surprise Workshop!

3:20pm-3:50pm: Dancing with Forevermore Dance Ensemble

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH

Out of This World!

12:00pm-4:00pm:   Craft corner, story carpet, and game center open!

1:50pm-2:20pm: Storytelling Workshop with Steph and Arya!

3:20pm-3:50pm: Surprise Workshop!

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According to Ada

11-year-old reviewer Ada Grey attended the inaugural 2015 Kids Fringe and had this to say: “I think it is a cool idea to have a Fringe Festival for kids so that kids can see a festival that’s just for them that is not like some of the other kids theater out there that is more standard. This was more fun and unusual. I think even more children’s theater should be like this, where it is more than just fairy tales everybody has heard of put on by adults.”