Tuesday September 10th – Saturday, September 21st
12 Days! 20+ Venues! 575 Events!
Since its debut in 2012, the Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S. This 12-day multi-arts festival now boasts over 575 performances and events - more than 150 of which are free - in 20+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. Celebrating and inspiring creativity, "the Fringe" - partially curated by the festival and partially created by festival venues - is theatre, music, comedy, dance, children's entertainment, spoken word, visual arts and film, and so much more. Join us in 2019!
Fringe Show Schedule & Tickets
Go to our Shows page. Find a show. Click on a showtime to purchase tickets. All tickets are e-tickets. Once purchased, please check your email to get your tickets. Print at home or download directly to your smartphone. If you haven’t received them or have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper tickets can also be printed at the Fringe Box Office at One Fringe Place.
Friday & Saturday on the Fringe and Fringe Finale Weekend
FREE! Two big weekends of free, outdoor entertainment await you at this year's Fringe.
Friday & Saturday on the Fringe (Sept. 13 & 14) will feature the return of 2017's Plasticiens Volants and another U.S. premiere, Pearl: Secrets of the Sea. The world-renowned French street theatre company will turn downtown Rochester into a giant aquarium using their giant inflatable puppets. First, sea creatures – including a 60-foot whale – will “swim” to their destination during a 20-minute promenade leading to Parcel 5. There, a dramatic story involving a gigantic sea serpent, an enormous octopus, and a precious pearl will unfold for audiences of all ages. More at https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/friday-saturday-on-the-fringe.
Then, Fringe Finale Weekend (Sept. 20 & 21) features the return of the U.K.’s Massaoke. This year, the sing-along sensation will perform its signature rock-anthem show, MixTape, on Friday, Sept. 20, and its Massaoke: Night at the Musicals show – the North American premiere – on Saturday, Sept. 21, the final night of Fringe. More at https://www.rochesterfringe.com/fringe-finale-weekend?_ga=2.231860891.544540670.1563978996-1403231443.1545141294.