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Practical information


Get all of the box office information.

In advance: Use the "buy now" buttons below or call (866) 811-4111 for tickets. You can also buy tickets on each show page.

At the door: Starting August 5 at 5 p.m., buy admission buttons and passes at any box office any time or at Fringe Central. Individual tickets go on sale at box offices starting 30 minutes before performance time.

Running times

All shows are 45 to 60 minutes long.

What to wear

Fringe is a very casual affair: T-shirts and shorts are the traditional garb of our people. Even though Fringe venues are air conditioned, it’s still summer in Minnesota—so come comfortable!

Late seating

There is no late seating at Fringe because it’s too disruptive and too difficult to manage. With only 30 minutes between performances, we have to keep things running on time. (No, there are never exceptions.)

Transport + parking

The map in the main festival catalog will give you an idea of how to get around by car, bike, MetroTransit or on foot—or check out our campus Google map for route suggestions. If you’re looking for parking hints, we’ve compiled some suggestions on each venue page.

Lost and found

If you lose something at any Fringe venue, a lost and found is available at the festival concierge desk at Fringe Central.

Need help?

Staff and volunteers are standing by daily to answer any questions in person at the festival concierge desk at Fringe Central.


Photography, including video, is prohibited for all Fringe shows. The festival has a volunteer team of professional photographers who create daily slideshows on this website.


Please remember to turn off all cell phones and other devices that beep, boop or glow. Even if you turn a phone on silent, the screen can be very bright—so, please, no texting either.

Theaters have amazing accoustics. Which means that even if you’re whispering, your voice will carry. Please respect the artists and your fellow audience members by saving conversations for the end of the show.

More Fringes

Minnesota Fringe is a proud leader in the United States Association of Fringe Festivals, a group of 15 Fringes in the U.S. The USAFF site has links to all member festivals and to Fringes from Adelaide to Amsterdam.

Four shows in this year’s festival are part of the Midwest Fringe Circuit and were selected by lottery to participate in Fringe here and in Chicago, Kansas City and Indianapolis.