- Now at HPT: Street Corner Arts presents the black comedy The Butcher of Baraboo, by Marisa Wegrzyn, December 6 - 21
- 8pm Tuesday December 17: HPT Play Slam is back! Free & mad fun; playwrights read five minute scenes for your enjoyment. Featured playwright Katie Bender.
- Austin-area playwrights: submissions open in January for HPT's 2020 New Play Workshop
- FronteraFest 2020 Best of Week and Best of Fest tickets now on sale!

FronteraFest 2020

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 27th season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre. 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 14 - February 15, 2020
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 9-13, 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.

FronteraFest 2020 Best of Week and Best of Fest tickets now on sale! Long Fringe and regular Short Fringe tickets will be available in early December.

PARTICIPANTS: We've filled up! The good news is that we keep a Short Fringe participant waitlist, and every year most of the waitlist gets to perform. To get on the waitlist, fill out this form, print it out (Chrome browser recommended), and mail it to HPT with a check for $60 made out to Hyde Park Theatre. We won't deposit the check until you are given a slot.


The Long Fringe
January 22 - February 2, 2020
at Ground Floor Theatre

Longer productions (90 minutes or less) performed at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road: everything from new works by emerging playwrights to cutting edge choreography. Get more details about the shows in this year's Long Fringe along with ticket links in early December.

PARTICIPANTS: The Long Fringe is sold out, but we are taking a wait list in case we have any dropouts. It is imperative that you read the Long Fringe information document before applying. Then fill out the LF application, print it out, and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form. You will not need to pay until a slot becomes free.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue)
January 20 - February 2, 2020

The name says it all: participants bring not just their creative work but also their own venue. It's all part of FronteraFest. Lineup and tickets available in early December.

PARTICIPANTS: BYOV submissions are now closed.

Schedules and tickets available here soon.


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 8, 2019

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 as we get closer to the date, with locations and descriptions of each piece.

Please note: there are no advance sales or reservations for Mi Casa.



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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