"An always daringly incendiary brand of queer cabaret." –Philly Weekly

Quite simply the best party you have never been invited to"

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images c/o fringearts

performance images c/o fringearts

Coming in Sept 2019, a cabaret with an expiration date


In Partnership with FringeArts and Opera Philadelphia
With Community Support from Vox Populi, PARC, Hidden City,
and the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs


Looking for a post-festival nightcap? A consensual art hookup? A sugar high to ride into the wee hours? Join the Bearded Ladies and a roster of deliciously dangerous and provocatively pleasurable performers at Late Night Snacks, an after hours cabaret in the heart of East Passyunk. Stop by for a quick cocktail or stay for the show, featuring different performers every night from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between. Part performance installation, part fever dream, part neighborhood jawn, Late Night Snacks is a festival after-party with an expiration date.


Bearded Ladies Honorary Producers, Linda and David Glickstein

Lead Support from the William Penn Foundation


Late Night Snacks ingredients may include artistic experimentation, adult content, consensual touch, ear worms, nudity, jubilation, great selfie material, rampant queerness, and many repeat visits. Not every show will be for everyone, so feel free to come and go as you please. You know your diet, taste, allergies, and aphrodisiacs better than us. Late Night Snacks are experimental and works-in-progress. When we can, we will provide detailed ingredients for each show ahead of time online so you can decide how best to snack. If snacks include any items listed below to our knowledge, there will be a notice at the on-site box office.

Nutritionally sensitive ingredients: references to abuse, assault, self-harm, suicide, violence, mental illness, death, blood, or blood play. 

production information

Snack Curators

Raja Feather Kelly
Adrienne Truscott
Jenn Kidwell
Anthony Martinez Briggs
Danny Orednorff, Executive Director, Vox Populi
Evan Thornburg, Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs
John Jarboe, Artistic Director, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
Sally Ollove, Associate Artistic Director, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
David Levy, Vice President of Artistic Operations, Opera Philadelphia
Katy Dammers, Artistic Producer, FringeArts
Zach Blackwood, Artistic Producer, FringeArts
Emily Schreiner, Family Cabaret Curator

Snack Designers

Creative Director: John Jarboe

Producer: Dan O’Neil

Production Managers, Meg Walsh and Kevin Hoover

Space designed by Machine Dazzle with Scott McMaster and Marie Laster

Lighting designed by Calvin Anderson

Sound design by Elizabeth Atkinson

Stage Managed by Noelle Diane Johnson

Light Board Operator/Asst Lighting Designer: Abby Schlackman
Audio Assistant: Taylor Jedlinski
Run Crew: Sara Marinich


Justin Vivian Bond, Stephanie Blythe, Miguel Guttierez, Krishna Istha, Dottie Riot, Adrienne Truscott, Miss Martha Graham Cracker, Jenn Kidwell, Cookie Diorio, Dane Terry, Daniel de Jesús, Messapotamia LeFae, Cherdonna Shinatra, Eric Jaffe, Jess Conda, US (Anthony Martinez-Briggs), Be Steadwell, Anthony Roth Constanzo, Will Liverman, the Opera Philadelphia chorus, Kun Yang Lin Dancers, Jasmine Rice Labeija, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Pilar Salt, Ill Doots, Patricia! (Brett Robinson), Nath Ann Carrera, Sapphira Cristàl, Moor Mother, the moon baby, Liz Filios, The Bandits, and John Jarboe with many many more.

The Midnight Munchies House Band: Heath Allen, Jimmy Coleman, and Andrew Nelson


Located at 1316 South Percy Street

1316 Percy Street is ADA Accessible. Please see House Manager Marty at the box office if you desire assistance

Join us at the bar, open 9pm-2am on show nights. Cocktails crafted and poured by the folks from Sassafras Bar!

Tickets are sliding scale