New website and 2016 Minnesota Fringe schedule will launch on

July 1st

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Minnesota Fringe is August 4 through August 14

No button? No tickets?
Seriously? Seriously.

We're getting rid of the mandatory Fringe button...and that's just the start. For 2016, one purchase of the brand new Fringe Day Pass gets you into any show in the festival that day. No more single tickets, punch cards, or Ultra Passes. From now on, there's only one thing on the menu. This is the biggest change to the Fringe since we started picking shows by lottery, and we couldn't be more excited.

Why are you doing this?

Great question! The Fringe's mission is to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences, and it's very hard to be adventurous when you're paying a la carte. When money's on the line with each show decision, it's very tempting to make the "safe" choice, and that's not what the Fringe is about. We heard from audiences that they wanted to see more shows, and we heard from artists that they wanted more butts in seats.

How much will day passes cost?

$16 on the weekdays; $22 on the weekends.

Can I still get a button if I want one?

Yes! The 2016 Fringe button will still get you great deals on performing arts events year-round, and we're looking to expand the discounts to even more events and local attractions to make the button even better.

Will there still be advance reservations?

Yes. We'll sell reservations online to hold your seat at any Fringe show. If you already have your wristband for the day, you'll be able to bypass the box office entirely and walk straight up to the theater.

What's coming up next?

The 2016 Fringe runs August 4th through 14th.

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