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The Free Fringe

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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:

 

Imaginary People Have Feelings Too, produced by Phil Morin

Emojis — everyone’s favorite second language. Watch as improvisers act out scenes inspired by those whimsical icons, proving that imaginary people have feelings too.

You Bet Your Life, produced by Robert Slack

Groucho Marx (Robert Slack) brings his classic television quiz show to the Hideout theatre. Groucho will interview audience members, and have them play for the chance to win 200$ (Monopoly money).

Free Range Improv, produced by Jessica von Schramm

The rules are there ain’t no rules. Watch what happens when improvisers are free to explore whatever type of improv they wish – montage, narrative, singing, silent, etc – all during the same show!

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Thu. May 28th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jun 4th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jun 11th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jun 18th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jun 25th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jul 2nd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jul 9th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jul 16th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jul 23rd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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Thu. Jul 30th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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

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

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

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

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