Applications Open for 6th annual Charm City Fringe Festival!

Charm City Fringe is a performing arts festival celebrating exciting and boundary-pushing performances in theatre, comedy, puppetry, dance, music, and art. Running for 10 days in November across multiple venues, artists, guests and volunteers assemble to perform and enjoy works that excite and surprise.

Sound appealing to you? If you're a performing artist, come fill out the application! If you have other talents and want to volunteer your skills to help plan or staff the Fringe, let us know here.

Can’t wait until November?!

We need eye-catching and awe-inspiring street acts to wow our guests at this year’s Nights on the Fringe! Located at the Baltimore Theatre Project, Nights on the Fringe, June 2nd and 3rd, is a preview of what guests can experience at the full Fringe Festival in November. We’re looking for buskers, mimes, circus acts and street performers for paid work before the shows start each evening.

This is paid work in early June, and the show has sold out before, so email us at for more info.

Stay tuned for a big announcement regarding the 2017 Festival home, Nights on the Fringe line ups and more coming soon!

Posted on March 28, 2017 .

How to Fringe: Artist Bios Released, Special Fest Events, & New Fringe Benefits

Alonzo LaMont, Jr's beautiful B-Side Man will debut at CCF this November at Stillpointe Theatre.

The festival is just a month away! Don't miss out on any of the fun. Here's what you need to know as we get close:

Join the Family

Our volunteer application is open and waiting for you! See new and emerging theatre, meet the artists, get a glimpse behind the scenes, and get great swag. Fill out this brief form to be a volunteer this year with the Charm City Fringe Fest!  Email with questions. Visit for remaining paid positions.

Open (Your) House

Some of our incredible emerging artists travel thousands of miles to Fringe.

This year, if you sign up and are selected to house an artist, you will earn an all-access festival pass for each artist that you billet as well as other great swag like our fifth anniversary t-shirt and more. Email with information about yourself and your accommodations.

Artists & Schedules


We're not talking in binary, that's the number of shows, venues, and days of Fringe this year! Because there's so much to dig into, start exploring this year's artists today. Visit our artist pages today to read each artist's bio, show description, and more! On each artist page, you will also find their personal schedule and performance venue.

Visit our online box office to reserve your buttons and passes today or go straight to our artist pages to browse and purchase individual tickets.

Expertly choreographed, 12x6 marks the return of excellent contemporary dance to Fringe this November.

Fringe After Dark

Back again for a fourth year, our popular after party series features loads of live music and comedy from some of the region's best and most exciting acts. 

Saturday, Nov. 5: Tom Hanks (MUSIC), 10 p.m. @ Joe Squared
Wednesday, Nov. 9: North Ave Comedy (COMEDY), 10 p.m. @ The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Thursday, Nov. 10: Gin & Jokes (COMEDY), 9 p.m. @ Joe Squared
                               FAM (MUSIC), 10 p.m. @ Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Friday, Nov. 11: Swinging on the Fringe (MUSIC), 9 p.m. @ Joe Squared
Saturday, Nov. 12: Funk on the Fringe (MUSIC), 9 p.m. @ Joe Squared

Other Special Festival Events

Launch Party: Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. @ Joe Squared, 33 North Ave., Baltimore
Previews & Opening Production: Friday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m. @ Stillpointe Theatre, 1825 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Closing Party & Awards: Sunday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. @ Ideal Arts Space, 905 W. 36th St., Baltimore

Where to Fringe: Venues

We've introduced a bunch of new venues this year. Visit our venues page to explore each and help plan your trip. Our festival map will be posted in late October.

 The absurdly funny Chris Davis will make his Baltimore Fringe debut with his one-man Apocalypse Now at Church & Company.

The absurdly funny Chris Davis will make his Baltimore Fringe debut with his one-man Apocalypse Now at Church & Company.

Posted on October 3, 2016 .

“So ready for Scotland.”

So ready for Scotland.”

With that began an interview of Sarah Curnoles, producer and director of the 2015 Charm City Fringe Fest Audience Choice Award winner, A Fool’s Paradise. In just a few days, Sarah and her company will be the second Festival award-winner to take their production to Scotland to perform in the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Meet Charm City Fringe’s 2016 Adjudication Panel!

The Charm City Fringe team is proud to introduce the adjudication panel for our 2016 season! For the first time ever, we invited friends from across the Baltimore theatre community to help review all of our applications.

Read on for a bit of background on a few of our amazing 2016 panelists.