How To: Tucson Fringe Festival
The 9th Annual Tucson Fringe Festival is this weekend January 9-12, 2020! Whether you’re a seasoned Fringe Expert, or this is going to be your first Fringe Festival we’re here to help you get the most out of your weekend.
We made a simple infographic to give you the basics on how to get a seat at the biggest avant-garde theatre festival in Arizona.
More detailed Q&A below:
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT FRINGE FESTIVAL SHOWS?
We’ve got 21 shows in our festival this year – that’s a lot to take in. How do you decide if you want to see some storytelling, acrobatics, improv, drama, dance, or original music? We’ve got lots of ways to access our lineup. Our full-color printed program is available on our website here. Or check out the weekend schedule at a glance here. Or scroll through the list of show pictures and descriptions here.
If you want to see the movie trailer before shelling out your hard-earned cash to see the whole thing. On Thursday, January 9th we’ve got THREE ways for you to see some of the variety that Fringe has to offer.
Bookmans East 2-3pm
Bookmans Midtown 3-4pm
And our special TWO MINUTE PREVIEW PARTY will be Thursday January 9th 6-9pm on the Cafe Passe Patio – mingle with the performers and check out snippets of 15 different shows!
HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
Use this link to access our ticketing page where you can see show descriptions and buy tickets right there. Each show is only $10 if you buy tickets individually (discounts for multi-show passes). 100% of that revenue goes right back to the performers. But don’t forget about getting the Fringe Festival button!
What’s the FRINGE BUTTON all about?
This little $3 button is what keeps the festival itself going. It’s like your ticket into the Carnival Fair Grounds, while the show tickets are your entry to the rides. Plus, it’s like a secret decoder ring that unlocks discounts at several downtown retailers and restaurants. And you don’t have to eat a whole box of cereal to get it! You can purchase your button online or at any of our venues.
Every audience member needs a button to get in to the shows but it is just a one time $3 purchase.
WHAT ABOUT THE MULTI-SHOW PASSES?
Multi-show passes are a great way to save some money and get more out of your festival weekend. They can be used with a friend, or keep it for yourself and see as many shows as you can. Each show is only one hour long, with 30 minutes in between – plenty of time to walk to another venue (or take a Bird scooter if you’re feeling adventurous!), or check out one of the restaurants or retailers offering a discount for Fringe button-holder.
HOW DO I RESERVE A SEAT FOR A SPECIFIC SHOW WHEN I HAVE A MULTI-SHOW PASS?
When you purchase the multi-show pass, there’s a “memo” box that you can comment in before you pay. Simply type in the names of the shows you want to see and the times (remember, many shows have two or three performances) and we’ll reserve you a seat.
You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 520-261-4851 with any additional questions! Happy Fringing!