Hideout LogoThe Hideout Theater

617 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 Map

(512) H-I-D-E-O-U-T

See All»

The Free Fringe

Buy Tickets

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Austin improv scene is bursting with creativity.

There are hundreds of performers, and every single one of them is prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea.”

This is where those dreams go, not to die, but to live gloriously on the stage for one night only.

Every week will be dramatically different.

There could be shows with improvisers tied up in rope, 50 performers onstage, blindfolded actors, improvising dogs, or 1000 other things.

THE FREE FRINGE IS FREE.  FOREVER.

Reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a spot.

HAD FUN AT THE FREE FRINGE?

Consider tossing a couple bucks at our Kids Improv Scholarship Program. You can donate as little as $1 when you complete your Free Fringe reservation below.  

UPCOMING INSANITY:

Ill Rascals, produced by Tim Brewer
Fans of The Sandlot, Goonies or the Little Rascals? Join Ill Rascals on a mission to rediscover the magic of youth and maybe save a few lives along the way.

Extravaganza!
Extravaganza! was composed by local Austin musician, Liz Comninellis. The piece features a pianist and a juggler, and the blurring of their expected roles. This project was born of friendship and a love for juggling and collaboration. Tonight’s performance is it’s world-wide premiere. Enjoy!

Performer: Vincent Vasquez, juggling and Mathilde Legrand, piano.

Tales from the ER, produced by Jenn Hamm
Jenn has recently left working in the ER and is reminiscing of her time there. The true stories are better than those on TV. Come hear unedited ER tales and see scenes inspired by them.

Arjet Tyler Universe, produced by Tyler Lane
The Arjet Tyler Universe features Jessica Arjet Tyler Lane and a guest or guests performing and playing in a world without bounds. This show is always new and fresh based on the guest of the week with intense relationships, thoughtful dialogue, and unique stories. Enjoy this playful romp through the far reaches of the unknown – the Arjet Tyler Universe!

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Sep 8th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Sep 15th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Sep 22nd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Sep 29th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Oct 6th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Oct 13th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Oct 20th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Oct 27th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Nov 3rd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Nov 10th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Nov 17th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

Buy Tickets

Thu. Nov 24th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.