- December 2 - 17: Street Corner Arts presents Constellations, by Nick Payne.
- 2pm Sunday, December 11: A Lone Star Christmas Carol (Gary Frank Taylor).
- 7pm Sunday, December 18: The acclaimed band/song cycle Athens v Sparta--a dark indie-pop-opera based on The Peloponnesian War--returns to HPT for one night only.

FronteraFest 2017

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 24th season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. The Short Fringe, BYOV, and 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 17 - February 18, 2017
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 14 - 18, 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.

PARTICIPANTS: NEW! Fill out and submit your application and payment entirely online this year.

If you prefer to mail in your application, you can fill it in online, then print it out and mail along with your $60 check to Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street, Austin, Texas, 78751 ATTN: FronteraFest.

JUST A HANDFUL OF SLOTS LEFT: get your application in as soon as possible.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


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

January 23 - February 5, 2017

The name says it all: participants bring not just their creative work but also their own venue. It's all part of FronteraFest.

PARTICIPANTS: BYOV fame awaits you! And this year for the first time, you can fill out and submit your application and payment entirely online. But first! download the BYOV information form.

If you prefer to mail in your application with a check, you can fill it in online, then print it out and mail it to Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd Street, Austin, Texas, 78751 ATTN: FronteraFest.

Just be sure to get us you completed form and application by November 1, 2016 at the latest. Schedules and tickets available here soon.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 11, 2017

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

Due to the Austin venue crisis, we are not currently planning to hold a Long Fringe portion of the 2017 festival. If the situation changes, we will update this page. If you were planning a Long Fringe show, consider doing a Bring Your Own Venue show instead!


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 avalable at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both 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 and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and 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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