Sideshow Fringe Festival is Nashville’s Progressive Performing Arts Event. Founded in 2011, it is a 4-day celebration featuring theatre and related live presentations with a special emphasis on original and innovative forms and formats. Dance, music, puppetry, aerial arts, juggling, poetry, and more is showcased in a multi-venue setting with special free outdoor events and family friendly offerings. We seek to connect initiative with opportunity and to offer Nashville’s creative community a space to come together in a showcase of their talents that celebrates diversity, encourages creative dialogue, and stimulates the cultural economy.

Our 7th annual festival will be housed in Belmont’s Black Box Theater, Troutt Theatre, Darkhorse Theatre, and The Actors Bridge Studio @ Darkhorse Chapel.

The Sideshow Fringe Festival is a program of Actors Bridge Ensemble, a professional theatre company and actor training program celebrating 21 years in Nashville.

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