6 fringe festivals around the world

These festivals put outsider art at the center of the conversation.

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was established in 1947. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was established in 1947. (Photo: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society)

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At the center of the fringe

Fringe theater is just that: theater on the fringe. And while it has become more mainstream since its inception in the first half of the 20th century, with festivals across the world attracting millions each year, it still maintains that outsider ethos that makes it a beloved alternative to the more staid stages of Broadway or London's West End. Here are 6 that remain true to this spirit.

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