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2021 Rochester Fringe Festival

  • Dates: September 14, 2021 - September 25, 2021
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased: 1. Online: 2. In Person: The Fringe Box Office 3. In Person: All Venues 4. By Phone: 585-957-9837
  • Location: KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
  • Address: One Fringe Place - Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets Rochester, NY 14604
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The 2021 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Tuesday, September 14 – Saturday, September 25) marks the 10th anniversary of this fast-growing, attention-grabbing, multidisciplinary performing arts festival – the largest in New York State.  From its five-day debut in 2012, the 12-day Fringe has become one of the most-attended fringe festivals in the U.S. As a bifurcated festival, it allows for a combination of headline entertainment curated by the non-profit Rochester Fringe Festival as well as an open-access portion based on the 74-year-old Edinburgh Fringe model. 

This year’s Fringe will feature more than 425 in-person and online shows, ranging from comedy, dance, kids’ fringe, and multidisciplinary shows, to music, spoken word, theatre, and visual art & film. The festival offers more than 120 free performances and events, and tickets are now on sale at, where a complete schedule and more information is also available. 

With the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant and corresponding increases in the number of hospitalizations among unvaccinated individuals, all performers, participants, staff, volunteers, and festivalgoers 12 years of age and older will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to attend indoor performances and events at the 2021 Fringe.  Vaccine status will be checked at the doors to indoor venues, and public health and safety protocols will be updated as required.