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.

How Can I Help Tucson Fringe?

The easiest way to support us is by following us on social media. Like posts, leave comments, share photos and stories of your Fringe experiences. Also, tell your friends about us and share things on social media. Word of Mouth has always been the best marketing tool. Tell others who we are to help us grow.

The next best way to support Tucson Fringe is by attending our events. (All events are postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.) See a show or come to one of our mixers and fundraising events. Show your support by attending events and sharing photos while you’re there.

We are a 501(c)3 Nonprofit and we do accept donations and sponsorships. You can donate any amount or you can check out our Sponsorship Page to see what perks you can get as a festival sponsor.

If you’re unable to support us financially, we always need help during the festival and throughout the year. We offer internships for high school and college students. Visit our Internship Page for more details. We also are always looking for volunteers and new members for our Board of Directors. Learn more about volunteering and requirements for members of the Board of Directors on the Volunteer Page.

Meet our current Board and Staff Members!

More questions coming soon.