Frequently Asked Questions

What are Fringe Buttons?

Every audience member of the Tucson Fringe Festival must purchase and wear a button in order to access our events. Think of it as a cover charge or access pass to the 50+ shows, events, and galleries throughout our three-day festival. It’s a one-time purchase of $3.00. Buttons can be purchased in our Online Shop or at each of our venues.

Why do I need a button?

The Tucson Fringe Festival is committed to rewarding our artists and venue partners for their commitment to the Tucson Arts Community. Revenue generated by ticket sales go directly toward paying our artists and venue partners.

The revenue from button purchases support the operating costs of the Tucson Fringe Festival. They allow us to keep our artists and venues supported while keeping you, our fantastic Fringe audiences, engaged.

When you purchase a button, you also get discounts and deals from local businesses through our Button Discounts program. Each event during the festival will offer an insert to audiences with a list of local downtown Tucson businesses offering discounts during the festival weekend.

I bought my tickets early online. How do I get my tickets and passes?

If you bought tickets early for a specific show, you can pick up your tickets at the venue before the performance. The box office will have a list with your name and what you purchased. If you did not purchase a button early with your tickets, you will need to purchase one before we give you your tickets.

If you bought passes online, you can pick them up at Fringe Central, located at 197 E Toole at the loading dock next to Studio ONE. If you did not purchase a button early with your pass, you will need to purchase one before we give you your passes.

If you bought passes at Bookmans, you can redeem your orange ticket for the corresponding pass at any of our venues during the festival weekend.

More questions coming soon.