The Free Fringe

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The Free Fringe

A rollicking rollercoaster of an improv show where anything can happen!

A rollicking rollercoaster of an improv show where anything can happen!

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 interesting genres or themes, actors trying on new characters or performers who have never ever played together before who just wanna jump in and see what happens! But there could also be improvisers tied up in rope, 50 performers onstage, blindfolded actors, improvising dogs, or 1000 other things. Big! Little! Crazy! New! Boring! Stupid! Weird! Fun! Gross! And you get what you pay for…

For the time being The Free Fringe is going virtual (streaming online on Twitch) along with all of our other shows and classes!


You can watch The Free Fringe at


1/7 – I’ve Brought Snacks – What’s it like being a young adult with a camera in the big world. That’s what you’ll find out in Cable Access Antics! Watch our hosts navigate their social circles and perhaps investigate wild rumors and local legends all while finding themselves.


Consider purchasing an optional $5 ticket on this page. Blown away? Buy more! Every bit helps our theater, and there no limit on tickets, since it’s all virtual.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How Virtual Shows Work

1. Buy a ticket to the show, just like you normally would.

2. Tune in to The Hideout's Live Stream a few minutes before the show starts.

3. Optionally, create a (free!)Twitch account if you would like to offer suggestions through the chat during the show.

4. After the show, share and let everyone you know about how much fun you had. We survive on word of mouth, now more than ever!

In the event of technical difficulties, we all always update the link in step 2 to point to the current Live Stream.