Audience


Minnesota Fringe has a mission to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. Without intrepid patrons attending shows put on by audacious producers, we can’t meet our objectives. In other words, you complete us.

Fringe audiences number nearly 50,000 each year and represent the full spectrum of age, race, ethnicity, gender identification, ability, and geography. Attendees are loyal and passionate, which is no surprise in a region known for its tremendous support of the performing arts scene. Our festival takes place in a metropolitan area often ranked in the top 3 nationally for seats per capita and in a state that is home to more than 400 theaters. Minnesotans consistently demonstrate they value the arts!

Festival Attendance

Attending the Fringe Festival is uncomplicated and inexpensive. Fringe Festival audience members purchase a single ticket or buy a day pass that allows entry to any show at any venue on that day. Family Fringe attendees can purchase a single ticket online or at the venue.

If you’re a hard-core Fringe Fan, then take advantage of our VIP Pass. One payment will nab you a wearable pass that is good for Fringe Festival show entry any day, any place, any time. A limited number of these passes exist, so get yours as soon as they go on sale. At this time, we do not offer discount passes for Family Fringe.

You can also attend the Minnesota Fringe Festival for FREE! Volunteers who sign up for multiple shifts can earn ticket and pass vouchers for giving their time and support.