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Permanent home for progressive performing arts on the Delaware River Waterfront


The permanent home of FringeArts on the Delaware River Waterfront. Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia


FringeArts, formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, now has a permanent home for the arts on the Delaware River Waterfront.

Housed within a historic 1903 former pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, FringeArts offers a 232-seat theater (with retractable seating) for hosting concerts, theater performances and special events throughout the year.

Exposed brick walls, high ceilings and large windows preserve the original character of the building and provide the backdrop for a wide range of performances hosted by FringeArts

The building also features rehearsal space, an outdoor events plaza, administrative offices and a restaurant/bar set to open in fall of 2014.

2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Now in its 18th year, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival is set to return with 17 days of art and performance in venues throughout the city.

The annual celebration features hundreds of performances of theater, dance, visual arts, music and spoken-word presentations performed in venues from traditional stages to street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants.

Curated and organized by FringeArts, the 2014 Fringe Festival features works by acclaimed contemporary artists in its presented performances and welcomes any and all artists to its neighborhood shows. The festival’s performances and complementary events span an incredible range of genres, often pushing limits beyond traditional artistic boundaries.

La Peg at FringeArts

Set to open during the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival (September 5-21), La Peg at FringeArts will be a dining destination on the waterfront.

Helmed by acclaimed Philadelphia chef and restauranteur Peter Woosley (Bistrot La Minette), La Peg brings a casual French dining experience to the FringeArts space.

Serving an informal brasserie-style menu, the new restaurant will offer seating for 100 with a full bar and indoor-outdoor seating.

In addition to delicious food and refreshing beverages, the space will also serve as an alfresco performance site and community gathering place.

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