2024 EDITION
2024 EDITION

3° CATANIA OFF FRINGE FESTIVAL

october 17th-27th 2024

CATANIA OFF FRINGE FESTIVAL

It's
a festival of theater, performance, and contemporary art, spread across unique spaces and offering a cultural touristic map that connects the entire city.
It's  a window for independent companies and artists.
It's a moment of exchange and cross-contamination, where boundaries are broken down.
It's a moment of sharing based on togetherness and social empathy, aimed at stimulating and creating new audiences.
It's an event that goes beyond the stage, encompassing everything around it and creating connections and synergies that extend beyond just the artistic realm.

The idea of establishing a fringe festival began in 2015, following an agreement with Greg Germain ( then-president of the Avignon Off Festival) to create a sister festival in Milan modeled after Avignon's, including related events like themed panels and professional courses for artists. In 2016, MILANO OFF FRINGE FESTIVAL was born, and in 2022, the CATANIA OFF FRINGE FESTIVAL followed.  Catania Off Fringe Festival is an artistic and cultural project with impacts on regional marketing, off-season tourism, and the social-cultural fabric of the city.


THE FOUR SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL

CATANIA IN > 15 OCTOBER
The festival will officially kick off with a gala evening in a prestigious and emblematic venue, fundamental to the cultural fabric of Catania. The festival will be presented to the city by designated cultural ambassadors and by the national and international artists that have been selected to participate in our 2024 edition.

CATANIA OFF FRINGE > 17 - 27 OCTOBER
Professional artists from all over Italy and around the world, selected by a panel of industry experts, fill the city with performances of various artistic genres and in different languages, rotating between different festival locations.

VILLAGE OFF > 12 - 27 OTTOBER
The VILLAGE OFF is the heart and center of the festival, and a meeting point for artists, industry professionals, and the public; a place for exhibitions, meetings, lectures, book presentations, and much more.

CATANIA OFF-OFF > 01 - 11 OCTOBER
The wide variety of events encompassed in the festival’s Off-Off section will be distributed across nearly all neighborhoods and districts of the city, in various participating spaces. Book presentations, conferences on specific show themes, projects, exhibitions, concerts... a true journey through the archipelago of "islands" of theater and culture.

Co-Founder and General DirectionRenato Lombardo 
Co-Founder and General Direction: Francesca Vitale

Informationinfo@cataniaoff.com 

Cultural Association LA MEMORIA DEL TEATRO
Via Giacomo Leopardi, 141 - 95127 Catania
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