Welcome to the International Collegiate Theatre Festival!
ICTF is an opportunity for collegiate performing arts programs to showcase their productions on the world stage of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more than twenty years, our company has given select performing arts programs the platform to perform and gain global perspectives during the largest arts festival in the world.
With the logistics and production support provided by ICTF’s team of seasoned professionals, directors and performers are able to focus on presenting their very best production. ICTF and the Fringe are defining experiences for any collegiate performer.
We invite you to apply for the International Collegiate Theatre Festival!
Each August, thousands of performers, directors, writers, producers and countless other artisans converge in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Festival Fringe. ICTF's commitment to the performing arts allows the brightest students, from North America and abroad, to experience this event as performers and art enthusiasts.
“The Fringe is the most prestigious arts festival in the world!”
"For three electric weeks, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival attracts a half-million people to the world's largest performing arts spectacular. The city turns into a wall-to-wall performance space."
ICTF to Resume in 2022
Due to the global crisis with COVID-19 the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and, consequently ICTF, were not held in 2020. Given continuing uncertainty around international travel, we have also postponed existing groups to next summer. Though incredibly disappointing, we are very excited to be planning and accepting applications for ICTF 2022. WorldStrides is closely monitoring the virus and exercising best practices for travel out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff which is of the utmost importance.
Most importantly, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. Our team looks forward to next summer, when we will celebrate 10 years of welcoming performing arts students and faculty to the UK for the greatest arts festival in the world.