Tuesday September 15 – Saturday, September 26, 2020
12 Days! 20+ Venues! 600+ Events!
Since its debut in 2012, the Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S., as well as the largest multi-arts festival in New York State. This 12-day multi-arts festival now boasts over 600 performances and events -- more than 200 of which are free -- in 20+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. Celebrating and inspiring creativity, "the Fringe" is theatre, music, comedy, dance, children's entertainment, spoken word, visual arts and film, and so much more. Join us in 2020!
Fringe Show Schedule & Tickets
Lineup will be announced and tickets will go on sale at noon on July 7, 2020. Starting then, 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 email@example.com. 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.
Last year's Friday & Saturday on the Fringe featured the return of 2017's Plasticiens Volants with another U.S. premiere, Pearl: Secrets of the Sea. The world-renowned French street theatre company turned downtown Rochester into a giant aquarium for thousands of delighted attendees. Our Fringe Finale Weekend saw the triumphant return of the U.K.’s global sing-along sensation, Massaoke, giving its Massaoke: Night at the Musicals show its North American premiere on the final night of Fringe.
Stay tuned for what's in store for 2020 after our BIG REVEAL announcement on July 7!