Check out over 500 events and 300 shows featuring theater, dance, comedy, and music acts when you visit the Rochester Fringe Festival.
Rochester Fringe Festival
A 12-day multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival showcasing theater, comedy, visual arts, family entertainment, music, dance, spoken word, opera, poetry, and literature.
Celebrate the uniqueness of art at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on September 14 – 25, 2021. Breaking records every year, the Rochester Fringe Festival generates over 78,000 attendees with over 500 performances and events. The Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the largest and most successful fringe festivals in the nation and one of Rochester’s biggest, most anticipated festivals.
Watch shows at the Spiegeltent, Spiegelgard, outdoor music and even kids day. Kids day is filled with tons of fun including chalk art, pumpkin painting and Cirque du Fringe: Sideshow! Grab a bite at the festival’s food trucks and local bars to ensure that you have a full day of entertainment, food and an all-around unforgettable experience!
At One Fringe Place, on the corner of Main & Gibbs Street, you can find an array of Fringe Festival amenities. The aforementioned Spiegeltent, Spiegelgard is an outdoor beer and wine lounge located at One Fringe Place where you can enjoy various beverages. Also at One Fringe Place is the box office, food trucks, merchandise tent and much more.
Origins of the Rochester Fringe Festival
In 1947, the newly establish Edinburgh International Festival took place in Scotland. Eight theatre groups were denied entry but decided to perform on “the fringe” of the festival. From here, the Fringe was born. The Rochester Fringe is a not-for-profit corporation led by several of Rochester’s cultural institutions, including the George Eastman Museum, Geva Theatre Center and Garth Fagan Dance.
Take Amtrak to the Rochester Fringe Festival
september 14 (Tuesday) - 25 (Saturday)
One Fringe Place
77 Gibbs St