Tampa Fringe Festival 2021

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Make magic with us!

Make Magic with Us!

It’s that time of year again - time to FRINGE! The Tampa Fringe will be held July 29th - August 8th at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building. We are transforming the YPAB into a Magical Forest Grotto for all to enjoy. Inspired by classic fantasy art from the 20th century, with Babayaga’s Refreshment Hut, the Temple to the Chicken, and more. This is a dry venue, but our website includes a map to all of the closest bars and their walk times for those who would like to enjoy an adult beverage before or after performances. Entry to the building requires a button - free with first show ticket purchased, or is pay-what-you-can. Show tickets range $5-$16.

This year will feature 14 companies performing over 70 shows over the course of the festival, including:

Local favorites:

  • Bridget Bean: Mrs. Bliss’s Titanic Adventure - recently raved about at the Orlando Fringe, Best of the Bay Award Winner
  • Scott Swenson Creative Development: PREACH! The Second Coming - the creator of many of the Bay Area’s big venues like Busch Gardens, the Zoo, the Haunted Ship and more, this is the followup to his sell-out improv show last year
  • Airtight Theatre: The Sack: A Play on Superheroes - just won awards at the Orlando Fringe for this show, local recent USF grads with sell-out shows in both 2018 & 2019
  • ThinkTank TYA:  Can(t) Relate - a devised youth theatre show focusing on the pandemic & teen impact
  • Vulva VaVoom: A Rocky, Whorish Patter Show - burlesque, brought the popular Smutty Nerd Burlesque 2019)
  • Nicole Smith: Wilson Goes to Grad School - Best of the Bay Award Winner; Lady Love 2018

From afar:

  • Groveland, FL: Fringin’ and Flagons -  table-top role playing and collaborative improv storytelling meet in this sell-out show in the Orlando Fringe 2021
  • Lakeland, FL: Rogue Stage with Be A Pirate! - a family friendly musical! Best for ages 8 and up. A story of learning how to be yourself. Award winning team brought Callbacks to Tampa in 2018.
  • Houston, TX: RyanAdam Well’s with The 500 List - musical storytelling; brought Beers About Songs 2017)
  • Ozark, AL: Blotter Productions: Trailer Park Jesus - brought us the irreverent Carrie’s Little Lambs in 2017)
  • Cincinnati, OH: Abby Palen Art: Moving the Mountain - an interactive comedy about what it means to crush your demons and kiss them goodbye.
  • Venice, CA: Jim Loucks: Award winning storytelling show Cemetery Golf
  • Orlando, FL: The Little Merman from the Black Lagoon - this gender bending parody was a sell-out show in the Orlando Fringe 2021

Contact Name Tampa International Fringe Festival

Contact Email [email protected]

Site Contact Details For Information at the Festival, please visit the Info Booth (near the main entrance) or for Ticketing please visit the Box Office.

Location HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building

Building Name/Room Number/Site 3 Venues in one building

Event Type Arts, Festivals/Fairs, Music, Theater, Youth

Audience Adults, Children, Teens, Seniors, and Family

Participation Cost $0

Pre-registration required? No

Event Web Link https://www.tampafringe.org

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