What is the Rochester Fringe Festival?
The Rochester Fringe Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that connects venues, performers, artists, educational institutions, and audiences. We facilitate an open environment so that artists and performers can stage their own work and venues can determine their own programming. The Fringe lets venues and artists flourish independently and on their own terms.
What does the Fringe do?
Promotes the Fringe to the community and the press
Produces free, signature outdoor events to promote the community experience
Centralizes ticketing and box office sales
Facilitates collaboration among educational institutions, arts groups and venues
Produces promotional events for venues and artists, such as press preview party
Publishes the Fringe Guide
Publishes and maintains www.rochesterfringe.com
Establishes and maintains the overall Fringe brand identity
Presents several key events in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre to further promote and support the Fringe
Where will the Fringe be held?
Downtown Rochester’s Gibbs Street will be the Fringe hub and will be closed to traffic for the four days of the Fringe. There, Fringe-goers will find the official Fringe Lounge, food vendors, information, tickets, and free entertainment including buskers, living statues and other street performers. Gibbs Street will also hold the Gibbs Street Stage, where acts will be able to perform sneak peeks of their work to the public. The Fringe will also program live music on this stage.
How can I purchase tickets?
Info coming soon.
Where can I park?
Info coming soon.
How is the Fringe funded?
The Fringe is primarily self-funded through:
Sponsorships, partnerships, grants and philanthropic giving
Show registration fees ($100-$150 each)
Advertising income from the Fringe Guide and website
Vendor registration fees
A percentage of ticket sales (10%)
Ticket sales from Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre shows
Fringe merchandise sales
What about advertising opportunities?
The Fringe will offer advertising opportunities in both the Fringe Guide and online at www.rochesterfringe.com. Contact the Fringe