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The Denver Fringe Festival

The Denver Fringe Festival was created to bring fringe theatre – bold, original, innovative and experimental – to creative venues at a reasonable price. We believe in the power of live performance and that bringing artists and audiences together cultivates community.

The Fringe concept started 70 years ago in Edinburgh, Scotland, when groups of artists gathered to perform on the outskirts of the city. That tradition continued, and now Fringe is a national and international phenomenon with festivals in major cities all over the world.

The Denver Fringe supports independent and emerging artists by encouraging new work, providing a variety of performance venues, marketing the festival and selling advance tickets online. We also support open access to the arts. We make sure that plenty of people can enjoy edgy, eclectic performance – comedy, improv, cabaret, dance, immersive theatre – at an affordable price.

Founding Producers

Ann Carey Sabbah is a third-generation Denver native, an artist, a project manager, and an arts enthusiast and supporter who wants to add to the arts evolution taking place in her hometown.

Nancy Larned has 25 years of event management experience and degrees in marketing, small business management and law. She is also a proud Denver native.

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