Minnesota Fringe Festival

Watch one-of-a-kind performances at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 5th-15th, 2021.

This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival will be a mix of 139 virtual, pre-recorded and live shows and in-person independently produced live shows. For more information, visit festival's official website.

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What is it?:

Nearly 50,000 seats filled annually, over 1,000 artists, dozens of works, hundreds of performances at over a dozen venues and spanning almost 20 genres. With those numbers, it seems pretty obvious that Minnesota's annual Fringe Festival is the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest. 

Find modern twists on classic tales, politically driven story lines, crying-tears-of-laughter comedic productions, and surprisingly relatable narratives. With performances for all ages, the Minnesota Fringe Festival is a unique and spirited celebration of diversity, artistic expression and voice that connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences on both a local and national level. 

The Fringe Festival is produced by Minnesota Fringe, a publicly supported nonprofit that supports and connects communities through bold risks and new ideas. 

L'Heure de Minuit (2015), Photo by Jeff D. Larson
The Avengers (2015), Photo by Jeff D. Larson

How it works:

Purchase a button

When you purchase a 2021 Fringe Button for $5, you will be automatically included in the Digital Hub which gives you access to purchase tickets and watch all virtual programming right here on the Fringe Fest website. Your button also guarantees your entry into the Festival if you are attending in-person shows. Proceeds go to support Minnesota Fringe.

Everyone needs a button in order to purchase tickets and watch shows.

2021 Venues
A select number of show will be happening live and in-person. See the list of venues where shows will be performed.

2021 Shows
Descriptions of the different shows can be found here.
Visit the schedule page for shows by date and time.