Experience the 2011 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe!


>The Philly Fringe

“For me, Fringe equals risk, as a creator and a watcher. So much of the work in both the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe has this kind of once-in-a-lifetime feel to it”

—    Adrienne Mackey, LAB Fellow and Co-Artistic Director of Swim Pony

The Philly Fringe is an annual festival that fills Philadelphia with dance, music, theatre, and other forms of performing arts…even puppetry! It consists of over 200 self-produced shows all over the city! The shows are performed in and can be seen anywhere from traditional venues to street corners, to restaurants and bars. The risky, and exciting part about the Fringe, is that these shows go through no selection process. It is an “Unfiltered festival” where artists are given total artistic freedom to produce and perform whatever they like!

>The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

“The Live Arts Festival is often the only opportunity the region’s audiences will have to see these works without traveling internationally.”


This Festival is curated. These performing art groups are invited to join the Philadelphia Arts Festival. These shows are created and performed by the “world’s most cutting-edge, high-quality performing arts groups.”


The Philly Fringe and The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival is happening now! The festivals started the 2nd of September and they go until this Saturday, the 17th of September.

The Shows are located all over the city at various venues. To look up the shows, the times, and places, click here to view the 2011 Guide.

$ Price:

Students and 25 and under are only 15$ for live arts festival tickets! 5$ off Philly Fringe tickets if original price is 15$ or more! You must provide a valid ID.

To Buy Tickets:

Go to the Festival box office at:

Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

(google map)

Go during these times:

Box Office Festival Hours
Sept 2-17 Sun-Thu: 12pm-9pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-9pm


go here to browse shows and buy tickets online.

Enter code STUDENT at checkout, if you have a valid student ID or are under 26. Bring Valid ID illustrating age or student status with you to the Box Office or show venue, so you can claim your tickets and see the show!


As advertising students we must experience as much as possible, so that when we are generating ideas we have many experiences to pull ideas from!


I will be posting another blog shortly highlighting some of the shows from the festivals!

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