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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 an artist, project manager, arts supporter and third-generation Denver native. After experiencing the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 she was determined to start a Denver Fringe Festival to add to the expanding arts scene in Denver.

Nancy Larned has over 25 years of event and project management experience, incorporating her degrees in marketing, small business management and law. She is a proud third-generation Denver native who strives to provide opportunities to artists while promoting diversity and inclusion.

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