Check out the Amsterdam Fringe Festival showcasing avant-garde theater, music and dance performances from September 3-13.
The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is based on famous Fringe theater festivals in other cities all around the world. Over the 10 days of the festival, 80 avant-garde groups will perform dance, performance art, and theater acts at more than 40 different locations spread throughout Amsterdam.
For non-Dutch speakers there is a terrific “Language No Problem” program. Shows that are either in English or that make no use of words or language are marked with the “LNP” sign. These comprise about 50% of the performances. Check the program for information about all the performances, and look for that “LNP” symbol if you are concerned about your Dutch abilities!
Be sure not to miss the heart of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival at the LED Light District on the Leidsekade. Here you can purchase tickets for performances at the box office and watch acts in the famous Spiegeltent. You can eat, drink, dance and catch the “Best of Fringe” shows. It’s open every day from noon to 1am.
The “Best of Fringe” allows the the eight members of the World Fringe Alliance (Hollywood, New York, Adelaide, Perth, Prague, Grahamstown, Brighton and Amsterdam) to exchange their top productions. This way the best shows can travel the world!
Tickets for the Amsterdam Fringe Festival can be purchased on the website or at the Fringe box office up to 1.5 hrs prior to curtain time. If tickets are not sold out they can also be purchased at the venue. Tickets are priced at €6 for a performance of less than 30 minutes and €10 for a performance of 30+ minutes. Buy tickets online and save €1!
You can also download the iFringe iPhone app (also for Android) to keep the festival agenda and news at your fingertips!
Amsterdam Fringe Festival
September 3-13th, 2015