Minnesota Fringe Audiences
Minnesota Fringe has a mission to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. Without our patrons attending shows put on by the intrepid producers who share their work on the stage, we can’t meet our objectives. In other words, you complete us.
Fringe audiences number nearly 50,000 each year and represent the full spectrum of age, race, ethnicity, gender identification, ability, and geography. Attendees are loyal and passionate, which is no surprise in a region known for its tremendous support of the performing arts scene. Our festival takes place in a metropolitan area often ranked in the top 3 nationally for seats per capita and in a state that is home to more than 400 theaters. Minnesotans consistently demonstrate they value the arts!
Attending the festival is uncomplicated and inexpensive thanks to the day pass system introduced in 2016. For a low price, an audience member can see any show at any venue on that day -- with only one visit to the box office. Simply purchase a day pass online for pick up or arrive in person at your first show location, then wear your day pass for entry into any additional show that day.
If you’re a hard core Fringe Fan, then you should take advantage of our VIP Pass. One payment will nab you a pass that is good any day, any place, any time. A limited number of these passes exist, so get yours as soon as they go on sale July 1. Buy before July 20th, and we'll mail it to you.
Day passes are only $16 on weekdays, $22 on weekends, and $5 for children under 12 any day. VIP Passes are $200 and sold only in advance of the festival. For more detailed information, visit our page on Box Office Policies.
You can also attend the Minnesota Fringe Festival for FREE! Just hop over to our Volunteers page and sign up for a minimum of three shifts to receive day pass vouchers as part of your Fringe benefits package.
We have a deal for you!
Maintaining a year-round connection to adventurous artists is important to Fringe. Even with the implementation of the day pass system, there is still a huge advantage to purchasing a Minnesota Fringe Button each year. For just $4, you can have a piece of wearable history that will provide a plethora of discounts and deals to theaters around the Twin Cities all year long. Sign up for our Fringe File Newsletter to be notified of Current Button Discounts.