- At HPT December 1 - 16: from Street Corner Arts, Pocatello, by MacArthur Genius award-winner Samuel D. Hunter
- CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2018 HPT New Play Workshop. Austin-area playwrights, learn more here, and get your entries in by January 31

FronteraFest 2018

Theatre from the Edge

"The fringe theater event of the Southwest!"
-Austin American Statesman

That's right: it's time to heat up your winter nights again, with the historic 25th season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. Silver jubilee! The Short Fringe, the Long Fringe, BYOV, or Mi Casa--as always and ever, FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre. Too bad there's no actual way to expect the unexpected, because that is your only hope.

FronteraFest is produced in collaboration with ScriptWorks, a group dedicated to supporting emerging playwrights and developing new dramatic works.


The Short Fringe
January 16 - February 17, 2018
at Hyde Park Theatre

Every night we present a new, unjuried bill of four or five plays no longer than 25 minutes each. Brilliant monologues? Plays in progress? Comedy improv? Cabaret singers? Avant-garde dance? Short films? Multimedia? We've seen it all.

Every Saturday night is a juried "Best of the Week" performance, and the last week, February 13-17, is the juried "Best of the Fest"--with a few wild cards thrown in. A complete schedule, updated regularly, will be available here as the festival approaches.

Soon all FronteraFest 2018 tickest will be available, but right now you can get Best of Week and Best of Fest tickets today--while they last (they do go fast).

PARTICIPANTS: We're full up now--but we're starting the waiting list, and in past years, most people on that list DO get in to the festival..

So if you'd like to get on the list, fill out your application online, print it (make sure all your information is visible), and mail it with your $60 check to
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin TX 78751
ATTN: FronteraFest

We will NOT cash your check until we have a slot available for you.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue)

January 22 - February 4, 2018
The name says it all: participants bring not just their creative work but also their own venue. It's all part of FronteraFest.


Schedules and tickets available here soon.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 10, 2018

A day of site-based work performed in local homes and other surprising locales, Mi Casa is consistently one of the most popular components of our festival. More details here soon, with locations and descriptions of each piece.

Please note: there are no advance sales or reservations for Mi Casa. Tickets are $3 per performance payable in cash only at each venue. Don't miss the after party starting at the final location!



The Long Fringe
Looks like the Long Fringe is not to be this year - but check our great longer BYOV pieces above!


Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at Kenneth's Hair Salon, just south of HPT, and at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them all for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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