Family-Friendly Guide to Philadelphia Fringe Festival

All-ages performances at this month's festival

Photo courtesy of FringeArts

The 25th annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival, a four-week long celebration of contemporary performance, started on September 9 and will run through October 3. Among its 200 offerings are a variety of family-friendly performances. Here are some of the highlights:

September 6-October 4, streaming

This scavenger hunt audio adventure will take participants across the city looking for “pockets of magic.” Ages 7+.

PADA Presents “The Greatest Showman”
September 6-October 4, streaming

Pennsylvania Academy of Dance Arts will be making their Fringe Festival debut with a virtual performance of “The Greatest Showman.” All ages. 

“The Sculpture Gallery”
September 10-25, Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St.

This interactive show filled with exciting sculptural contraptions relies on audience participation. All ages. 

“tinycircus” at West Craft Fest

September 11, The Woodlands Cemetery

The Tangle Movement Arts theater’s family-friendly “tinycircus” will feature trapeze, aerial silks, acrobatics and knock-knock jokes at the West Craft Fest on Saturday. All ages. 

The Frog Prince & Other Favorite Stories
September 12-October 4, on-demand viewing
Pay What You Can

Denise McCormack’s virtual storytelling show is designed to be engaging for children and adults. All ages. 

“Saving Wonderland”
September 15-October 5, Philly Improv Theater at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.

The audience will play interactive virtual games to solve puzzles and save Wonderland. All ages.

September 17-19, Bartram’s Garden Community Boat House, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

This site specific interactive dance honors mothers and grandmothers “integral to Filipino migration histories.” All ages. 

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