the Rhinoceros Theater Festival

Chicago’s longest running fringe festival is now in its 29th year.

The Rhinoceros Festival is produced and curated by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr. The Rhino Fest provides production and exhibition opportunities to hundreds of artists, drawing thousands in attendance each year. The longest-running multi-arts fringe festival in Chicago, the Rhino features works in theater and performance from Chicago companies and national artists alike.

First organized in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, the Rhino is unique among national fringe festivals in that artists are never charged a fee to participate, and each year our programs are individually curated rather than selected on a lottery basis.


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Chief O'Neills Food and Drink Specials for Rhinofest 2018