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KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Since its’ inaugural year in 2012, the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival has attracted visitors from all fifty states, and around the globe each September. The Fringe is a 10-day, all-out, no-holds-barred, multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, featuring more than 500 shows in downtown Rochester. It showcases theater, comedy, visual arts, family entertainment, music, dance, physical theatre, street theatre, musical theatre, opera, poetry, literature and more! Each year the Rochester Fringe Festival invites local, national and international artists to submit their events as part of the festival. Each participating venue curates their own line-up of shows; while other shows are presented in outdoor and public spaces. Visitors are invited to attend a line-up of free and ticketed performances and shows that are certain to be an extraordinary experience.

September 14, 2019

As seen on Oprah, Rochester native Peter Bisuito is coming home to headline at Rochester, NY’s largest festival, The Fringe Festival at one of Rochester largest and most elegant theaters, The Lyric


September 19, 2019

Suffragettes UNITE! at the Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival
EMANCIPATION! “War if We Must!” Journey back to a time when women, oppressed and underestimated by society, fought valiantly against the


September 20, 2019

Ben loves Lucy and Lucy loves...her phone? "The Telephone" tackles today’s epidemic of impersonal interaction through this charming, unconventional romantic comedy opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Lucy is