Thursday, April 28, 2022

Capital Fringe Festival Returns July 14-17 & 21-24 in Georgetown DC

From our friends at Capital Fringe...

Capital Fringe Festival Returns July 14-17 & 21-24 in Georgetown DC

Eight Days of Performances, 30 Theatre Productions and 140 Individual performances

The Capital Fringe Festival is returning to one of DC's most historic neighborhoods after two years. You will find Fringe performances at Georgetown Park, a dynamic retail environment in the heart of Georgetown. Georgetown Park underwent an $80 million redevelopment from an inward-facing enclosed mall into an outward-facing collection of premier retailers and home to the largest parking garage in Georgetown with 668 spaces.

Over 250 theatre artists are performing, Thu-Fri 5 PM to Midnight; Sat-Sun Noon to Midnight. Sketch comedy, stand-up, documentary theatre, musical theatre, and cabaret with themes reflecting on what is happening in our world today. Such as the climate crisis, our relationship with our bodies, substance abuse, motherhood, the afterlife, marijuana in gentrifying D.C., Palestine, cloning, identity, the pandemic, and much more.

“There has been so much change over the past two years, so the Fringe Festival returning is nothing short of a miracle,” said Julianne Brienza, founding director of Capital Fringe. “This year’s artists are bringing stories to Georgetown that reflect what we are experiencing on the planet right now, and just silly stuff that will hopefully make the audiences feel good. To reflect the current times, all productions are 60-75 minutes, ticket prices have been lowered to $15 and each production receives 70% of the ticket revenue.” 

“We are always seeking new opportunities to bring more arts, culture, and entertainment to Georgetown, and we’re so pleased that the Capital Fringe Festival will be located in Georgetown for the first time in its 17-year history,” said Joe Sternlieb, CEO & President of the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID). “We’re all craving a return to live performances, and are eager to welcome artists and attendees to our historic and unique spaces.”  

Key Capital Fringe Festival Dates:
June 21: Capital Fringe Festival full schedule goes live and tickets go on sale. Tickets are $15. 
July 14-17 and July 21-24: Thur-Fri 6 pm to Midnight; Sat-Sun Noon to Midnight

Festival Venues:
Each theatre is built and designed by local DMV theatre technical staff and is set at 51 seats and named after DC’s path to statehood. We are kicking off the 50th Anniversary of Home Rule in 2023, cause why not! 

Second Floor Retail, 3270 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Formerly Washington Sports Club
23rd Amendment Stage, formerly the cycling classroom
Home Rule Stage, formerly the weightlifting classroom 
Representation Stage, formerly the mind and body room 

Georgetown Park Main Entrance, 3222 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Formerly Forever 21
W. Washington Stage, formerly in the corner where accessories used to be. This venue which features a beautiful skylight will be the location of the Festival Preview in late June, details coming soon. 

Lower Level Retail, 3270 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Formerly DSW 
Stars & Bars Stage, formerly the storage room of the shoe store. July 14 & 21 live music with acts curated by Jim Thomson, Julianne Brienza, Luke Stewart, and more. 

Former CrossFit Georgetown 
“Whatsoever” Stage, this venue will host one site-specific theatre performance. The entrance will be from the toe path side of the building, not Water Street. More info. coming in June.  

Social Media:
Follow the 2022 Capital Fringe Festival on social media with #capfringe22
Twitter: @capitalfringe

About the Capital Fringe Festival:
Fringe strives to celebrate cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, we create earning opportunities for individual artists. Our aim is to challenge perceptions, shake up the hierarchy, be brave and unafraid, and serve as a platform for artists. For more information, visit

Fringe is supported by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation, Greater Washington Community Foundation, Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME), Reveda Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, Share Fund, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, Nora Roberts Foundation, Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Southwest Community Foundation, Southwest Business Improvement District, Georgetown Business Improvement District, Jamestown LP, Citizen M, Fringe board and individual donors.