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For The Uninitiated.

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival is a 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 2019, over 100,000 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 2020 Fringe will take place September 15-26. See you there!

Schedule of Events

  • June 18, 2020 SHOWS: Submissions open at noon EST
  • July 31, 2020 Submissions close at 11:59pm EST
  • August 7, 2020 Acceptances made by 5pm EST
  • August 11, 2020 Final Deadline to accept Offer and Officially Register Online by 11:59pm EST
  • August 25, 2020 “Big Reveal” Press Conference. Tickets go on sale at noon.
  • August 31, 2020 All Shows: Link to performance due to
  • September 15, 2020 9th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Begins
  • September 26, 2020 9th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Ends
  • October 26, 2020 Fringe postmarks settlement checks to shows