The Fringe Returns. September 15 - 24, 2016.

Since its debut in 2012, the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 63,000 attendees in 2015. This 10-day multi-arts festival now boasts over 500 performances and events - more than a quarter of which are free - in 25+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. Celebrating and inspiring creativity, this 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.

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"The Nameless Days of Gumdrop Smith" at MuCCC, photo by Erich Camping