Minnesota Fringe

Fringe offers a variety of open, supportive forums for free and diverse artistic expression to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences year-round. Like our flagship festival, we have made every effort to reduce barriers by offering low-cost and free options in easily accessible venues so everyone feels welcome to participate. Please join us at one of our upcoming events to support our creative community.

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For Fringe Fans who plan to attend multiple happenings, a Fringe with Benefits membership includes admission to ticketed performances, special offers, and additional opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to sustain Fringe. Enroll online or purchase a membership in person at any Minnesota Fringe event.

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Upcoming Events
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Couple Fight : Best Of - The #1 selling show in the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, and a top seller from 2015 and 2016, Couple Fight will present a compilation of their best bickering at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater on Cheap Date Night™ and Valentine’s Day. 6:30pm Doors 7:30pm Show

February 12, 2018 -or- February 14, 2018
One ticket included in Fringe with Benefits
Festival Lottery Drawing - Join Minnesota Fringe as we select 2018 Festival participants from our lotteries, and announce 2018 Family Fringe shows. February 26, 2018

5:30pm Doors 6:30pm Event
Free - at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater.
Drafts & Draughts - Surly Brewing and Minnesota Fringe are teaming up to bring innovation and community commitment together in a works-in-progress showcase. Enjoy short drafts of performances in various stages of development while sharing Surly draughts at the brewery space. April 9, 2018 -and- June 18, 2018

7:00pm Doors 7:30pm Show
Artist - Submission Link

Audience - No Sign Up Required
Five Fifths - Minnesota Fringe’s annual fundraiser where we take a well known movie, divide it into five parts, assign each part to a different theater company and ask them to interpret their portion in a one night only mash-up of live performances on a stage. May 7, 2018 6:00pm Doors 7:30pm Performance Buy Tickets
2018 Minnesota Family Fringe - Multi-generational productions for kids and families interested in new and adventurous work. All theater shows at Celtic Junction Arts Center. Free stages and other entertainment at Family Fringe Central in Can Can Wonderland. August 2-5, 2018 -and- August 9-12, 2018 Tickets and Passes on Sale in July.

St. Paul
2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival - The 25th Annual performing arts festival featuring hundreds of performances on a variety of stages located in Cedar-Riverside and Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods. August 2-12, 2018 Tickets and Passes on Sale in July