Since its debut in 2012, the Fringe has drawn more than a half million visitors from all over the world to over 3,600 diverse performances and events. In fact, Rochester’s not-for-profit Fringe has become one of the largest and most successful fringe festivals in the nation, the largest multi-genre arts festival in New York State, and one of the region’s most anticipated festivals each year.
Due to the realities of COVID-19 and the fact that the performing arts sector is part of New York State’s Phase 4 that has not reopened, we are forging ahead—online! This year’s Virtual Fringe will feature over 170 productions from the Rochester area, the region, and around the world! Like an in-person festival, shows will be ticketed or free. Also, new this year, approximately half of the shows will be available on-demand 24/7 (like Netflix) and half will be live streamed at certain dates/times (like an in-person experience.)
Times vary by show. Most can be seen during multiple times. Some are on demand.