Istanbul Fringe Festival will bring together artworks and workshops produced in the disciplines of theater, dance and performance during 5 days in September 2019.

This first edition offers both local and international artists a platform to showcase their work in several stages located on European and Asian side of Istanbul.  


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By Roger Green - Scan of original item, CC BY-SA 4.0,

By Roger Green - Scan of original item, CC BY-SA 4.0,

 the hISTORY

In the city of Edinburgh in 1947 eight theatre groups turned up in uninvited wanting to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival, an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the wake of the Second World War. Not being part of the official programme of the International festival didn’t stop these performers – they just went ahead and staged their shows anyway.


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The Fringe Festival, held once a year in many cities of the world, is coming to Istanbul for the first time on September 18-22, 2019.Istanbul Fringe Festival brings together local and international artists producing contemporary works in the performing arts disciplines in several venues of Istanbul.

In this 5-day festival, there will be workshops, artist meetings and parties as well as main events such as dance, theater and performances.