What is Fringe?

The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival. Following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking 0% of the artist’s earnings. Additionally, the festival also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at very low ticket prices. Finally, the festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices are championed in our community.

How to Participate

Are you an artist or have always dreamed about being one? ANYONE can apply to participate in the festival. Tucson Fringe is your chance to show the world your talents. Each year, applications open on July 1st and close on September 1st.

How to Watch

See one show, see two, see them all! Each show is an hour-long, so that you can see more than one show in a night. Grab tickets to the early show, go to dinner, then see another! Can’t get enough? Buy an all-festival pass!

How to Volunteer

Have some extra time on your hands and want to help? We always need volunteers for a variety of tasks. Perks include free tickets to shows and free fringe swag. Sign up online here!