Performance applications are now open for the 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival. Applications are open from July 1 to September 1, 2019. The 2020 Tucson Fringe Festival is January 9-12, 2020. Details about the application are on our Performance Application Page. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to apply. We especially look for underrepresented groups in theatre. This may include people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and non-traditional theatrical performances. This is the ninth year for the Tucson Fringe Festival and every year gets bigger and better. Venues and the festival schedule are announced in the fall. Can’t wait until January to get your fringe fix? Be sure to check out our next event B/LENDING FORMS on July 20, 2019 at the Steinfeld Warehouse. Find more details on the B/LENDING FORMS Event Page. We will hold our lottery party, in which we draw names from a hat to choose which shows are in the upcoming festival in January. The Lottery Party is on
Please visit this Event Page for updates about this event. An interactive, multi-disciplinary art experiment The Tucson Fringe Festival is seeking visual artists, performing artists (actors, singers, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, musicians, etc) and spoken word/poetry performers for an exciting new project that blends media in a unique and original display. Part art exhibit, part live interactive performance, this event seeks to create a conversation about how art forms can merge to create something greater than the sum of its parts. The exhibit / event will take place at Steinfeld Warehouse on Saturday July 20, 2019. How to Participate Visual Artists: Submit a portfolio or photo sample of your work, and an artist statement (max. 250 words) to email@example.com before June 5th. Up to 10 artists will be chosen to participate. Performing Artists: Submit a resume and artist statement describing your experience, your strengths, your process, your philosophy (250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 5th. You may apply as a solo
Beer with the Bard is this Sunday, April 28. Tickets will be on sale at the door before each tour starting at 12:30. Online ticket sales will end Sunday Morning. It is recommended everyone arrive 30 minutes before each tour. The first tour begins promptly at 1pm. That tour will leave for the next venue around 1:40pm. The second tour beings promptly at 2pm and will leave for the next venue around 2:40pm. If tickets have not sold out, we will stop selling tickets for each tour 15 minutes after each tour begins. This event will sell out. Tickets will be available for pick up and purchase at our first venue SKY BAR located on the corner of Fifth Street and Fourth Avenue. Tickets will NOT be available at any other venues. Each person will receive a wristband. Each person who bought VIP tickets will receive a wristband and drink tickets for one drink at each venue. VIP tickets are
It’s the time of year again when the Tucson Fringe Festival celebrates the birthday of William Shakespeare. Every year on a weekend close to April 23, we host the Beer with the Bard Pub Crawl. We find a few different venues around Tucson that will host some Shakespeare inspired performances. Sometimes there are scenes from his plays and other times there are fun performances like the entirety of Romeo and Juliet in 10 minutes. Each venue has a different performance and we often have three or four venues along the crawl. This year’s crawl is happening Sunday, April 28, 2019. This year we start off at Sky Bar on the corner of fifth street and fourth avenue. This is where presold tickets are retrieved, and other tickets can be purchased along with other fun items. We then move down the avenue to Passé-Bar/Café for another performance. We finish off the crawl down fourth avenue further south at The Boxyard, fourth
The artists for Hyde were unfortunately in a car accident and their performances are canceled for the rest of the festival. If you purchased tickets online in advance, they will be refunded. The artists are home and resting but unable to perform. Thank you to everyone who supported the show and we wish for a speedy recovery for the artists. The canceled showtimes are 1:30pm and 4:30pm Saturday, January 12, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Online sales for individual shows ended on Thursday at midnight. Tickets are still available at every venue. Passes and buttons are still available online and at each venue. Please arrive 30 minutes early before your show to get tickets or to checkin if you purchased online in advance.
Our final venues for the 8th Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival are BYOV. BYOV is a fringe term meaning “Bring Your Own Venue.” One of many things the Fringe provides for artists are venues and liability insurance, but sometimes artists find their own venues to use or their act requires more stringent (and more expensive) insurance. They pay the costs for their venue instead of the festival. In most cases, this allows them more freedom with scheduling and use of space, but with greater financial risk. The risk mostly depends on what the venue asks for in return for using the space. This is the second year the Tucson Fringe Festival has hosted a BYOV performance and we are excited to continue bringing Tucson the finest in Fringe performance. Our first BYOV is Passé. Located on the Historic Fourth Avenue since 2006, formerly known as Café Passé, the coffee house/bar has had many changes over the last 12 years. Passé
We’ve received a lot of questions about where tickets can be picked up during the festival. Online ticket purchases will end on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:59pm. Tickets are available at the door of all our venues. Passes and buttons will remain available to purchase online throughout the festival. Passes must be picked up at the Fringe Lounge, 197 E Toole Ave, the loading dock next to Studio ONE. Passes can be picked up Thursday, January 10 3pm-6pm as well as during the entire weekend of the festival. All single show pre-orders can be picked up at the show venue 30 minutes before the show. Everyone will need to bring their order confirmation. Anyone who has questions, comments, or concerns can contact us through our Contact Page. The Fringe Lounge will act as the customer service area during the festival and questions, comments, and concerns should be directed there or the contact form. Be sure to visit the website
As the 8thTucson Fringe Festival approaches, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you plan to attend. After seven years, we’ve picked up of few ideas to help make your experience better and to help eliminate at least some confusion during the festival. Buying tickets to shows in advance is helpful, but sometimes it’s difficult to decide which shows to watch based on only a photo and a short description. Day Passes and All Access Passes are available to help. Buy these in advance then choose what shows to see during the festival and you won’t have to worry about paying. You only need to show your pass to the Box Office Person and they’ll send you through making things easier on everyone. Buy Tickets and Passes Here! 1. Buttons are required; Passes include buttons Why do you need a button? It’s like a carnival. You pay to get into the carnival then you pay to
The Tucson Fringe Performing Arts Festival would not survive without the support from the Tucson Community and the Performing Arts Community around the world. We have had several artists from other countries over the years and we hope to have many more. As the festival grows, our need for support grows. Here a just a few ways you can show your support and help keep the performing arts alive in Tucson. Attend the Festival There is not easier way to support the festival than to attend the festival. It happens each year in the middle of January in Downtown Tucson. There are always multiple local venues and several artists with multiple shows during that weekend. You aren’t just supporting the performing arts, you are supporting local businesses as well. Think of it like getting two bottles from a vending machine for the price of one. Then of course follow and like us on all the social medias: @tucsonfringe. Volunteer We