Portland, Maine
June 16–June 23, 2018

1296 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME 04102


Most recent festival

50 participating companies

$30,000 returned to artists

Application and selection

Application fee(s)

$25 Application Fee, $75 Production Fee

Selection process


Production information

Venue sizes:

40 seats to 100+seats

Number of performances per show: 3+

Maximum ticket price: 10

Maximum show length: 60

We are PortFringe!katzenjammer14

We are a by-lottery, non-juried fringe theater festival. We support new, edgy, and experimental performance in our city of Portland. We celebrate the imaginative and the weird. We seek to eliminate financial and logistical barriers so that artists can focus on their work (and maybe even make money doing so). We celebrate and contribute to Maine’s vibrant performance art community. We do this out of love and passion – for theater, for creativity, for cardboard props, and packed houses. Plus, it’s super fun.

MISSION: The mission of PortFringe is to support theater and performance artists, to encourage experimentation and innovation, and to provide an accessible, affordable outlet for exciting work that enriches our creative community.