Submissions for 2019
Have Closed!

And coming Monday June, 17:

The Big Reveal, when we unveil this year’s extraordinary lineup of shows!


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For The Uninitiated.

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival is an 12-day, all-out, no-holds-barred, multi-arts festival. The Fringe features international, national and local artists. It showcases theatre, comedy, dance, music, visual arts, children’s entertainment, physical theatre, musical theatre, opera, poetry, literature and experiences that have yet to even be imagined.

In 2018, over 78,000 people attended the Fringe. We debuted in 2012 with over 30,000 attendees. We are now one of the most attended fringe festivals in the United States. *blush

The 2019 Fringe will take place September 10-21. See you there!

Schedule of Events

  • March 1, 2019 SHOWS: Submissions open at 9am EST
  • March 5, 2019 VENUES: First Day for venues to make offers
  • April 15, 2019 VENUES & SHOWS: Submissions close at 11:59pm EST
  • May 10, 2019 SHOWS: Must Accept an Offer and Officially Register Online by 11:59pm EST
    VENUES: Issue all shows with contracts
  • May 24, 2019 VENUES: schedule all show times and ticket prices
  • May 29, 2019 SHOWS: Copy and Photo for Guide + Website Due by 11:59pm EST
  • June 17, 2019 VENUES & SHOWS: Big Reveal Press Conference. Tickets go on sale
  • July 1, 2019 VENUES & SHOWS: Deadline To Place an Ad in the Official Fringe Guide by 5 pm
  • September 10, 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Begins
  • September 21, 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Ends
  • October 21, 2019 VENUES & SHOWS: Venues postmark settlement checks to shows