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  • 3 months 1 week ago

    2015 Festival Dates: July 16-26

    2015 KC Fringe Festival Applications are now available! Click to open:

    Performing Arts
    Visual Arts

  • 3 months 1 week ago

    KC Fringe not only draws local and regional talent, we bring artists from across the nation and from around the world.

    Last year KC Fringe sold tickets to card holders from 26 states in the US as well as Canada.

  • 12 months 2 days ago

    10th annual Kansas City Fringe Festival

    11-days of unjuried and uncensored art

    Estimated total attendance of 18,875

    16,765 tickets issued

    409 performances by 93 different shows

    20 venues/15 performing venues

    Over $122,000 paid out to artists and venues

    Individual attendees estimated at 7,615

    Percentage increases from 2013 to 2014

    16.84% increase in total attendance

    15.51% increase in tickets distributed

    13.61% increase in number of performances

    14.01% increase in artist and venue payouts

    18.68% increase in individual attendees

  • 12 months 2 days ago

    Back by popular demand!

    Punch Cards get you a 10% discount

    These cards offer you $100 worth of show tickets for just $90. Cards are divided into $5 increments and are punched when you purchase a ticket to a show. Tickets are priced from $5 - $15. Punch cards are transferable but there are no refunds for unused punches. A 2014 festival button is required in conjunction with this card. THE PUNCH CARD IS NOT A TICKET. Present the card at the box office to receive ticket/s. Tickets are available 30 minutes before show start times. All seating is general admission - no late seating.

    VIP’s and Iron Fringers get your ALL ACCESS PASS here

    This card is $250 and it entitles the holder to one ticket to any and as many performances as you like (or as many as are possible!) at the 2014 KC Fringe Festival. This card is not transferable or refundable. A 2014 festival button is included with this pass. THE VIP PASS IS NOT A TICKET and VIP Pass holders are not guaranteed a ticket. Present this pass at the venue box office to receive ticket or (NEW this year) get your tickets online! Tickets are available 30 minutes before show start time. All seating is general admission - no late seating.

    More and more people are going for the Iron Fringer award. With over 400 performances in 16 venues this year, see if you can beat the record of 35 shows in 10 days.

    Fringe on the Go!

    Check out KCFringe FREE app on both IOS and Android. You can search the schedule, buy tickets, check out our merchandise, take photos and share with your friends.

    Skip the Box Office!!!

    Buy your tickets online, take a Selfie and come straight to the usher for admittance to your show picks! It's that easy with our new Fringe Tech. Our smartphone will talk to yours!!! Or print your tickets and still get to skip the box office since our ushers can scan your QR codes!!!


Buy a button

The KC Fringe Button is a once-a-year $5 purchase that provides access to all events at Fringe, as well as food and merchandise discounts from businesses participating in the Fringe Perks program.

Buttons can be purchased at any venue or Fringe 411 in Union Station.

Get Your Tickets

Ticket prices vary and are listed with each show. Purchase at the venue 30 minutes before show time, or buy in advance at TicketLeap or Fringe 411 in Union Station.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash. No personal checks; this isn’t the '50s

Get fringey

Whatever your style, there's a show for you. Fringe shows are 60 minutes (unless otherwise noted) with 30 minutes between shows at each venue. Different venues have different start times.

Doors open 20 minutes before show time. No refunds after the show begins and no late seating — you’re better than that. Questions? Call 816-359-9195.

KC Fringe hosts a robust variety of performance and artists exhibitions, so whatever your Fringe style is, there's a show for you!


About Fringe

KC Fringe is a Missouri-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences.

We do this by organizing the KC Fringe Festival, an annual 11-day performing and visual arts extravaganza. It straddles a thin, frayed line between mass appeal and eclectic tastes. Fringe links these two worlds together, showing that it is the bridge you take to be inspired and entertained no matter what your taste may be. Below is what you can expect to experience at Fringe.


You are invited to a free, one-hour peek behind the Fringe curtain! Join the iFringe Team for wine and cheese (we’re classy like that) and find out why we created the 11-day arts explosion known as the KC Fringe Festival. It happens every July and is filled with all types of art, ranging from spoken word to theatre. Hear inspiring stories from artists and individuals whose lives have been transformed. Email or call 913-205-0999. It's free and fun!


The Fruck is the Fringe Art Truck — a mobile art gallery, mobile classroom and mobile billboard, and sometimes a mobile canvas. It travels daily throughout the festival (see Fruck schedule).


For a number of years we have offered free workshops at YOUth Fringe during the festival. Last season we added teen playwriting and adult classes for beginners through master classes. See more

FringeAcademy is born

It has always been a dream of the KC Fringe Team to add an educational component to our activities. For a number of years we have offered free workshops at YOUth Fringe during the festival. Last season we added teen playwriting workshops and adult classes for beginners through Master Classes with visiting and local artists. But with so much talent and creativity within our artist base we wanted to do more and with that Fringe Academy is born.

Starting last fall we were able to add K-8 art and photography classes in urban schools. Many other classes are under development including youth and teen filmmaker workshops, painting, storytelling, and so many more.... We found a great need and currently have six grade schools waiting for our classes. We found that there are even more schools wanting classes for the coming school year plus many requests for adult classes.

In addition, FringeAcademy provides more ways for Fringe to empower artists with opportunities to teach classes, workshops and bootcamps. These classes and workshops further engage our audiences, encourage creativity and self expression and help create stronger communities that support a broad spectrum of arts and cultural creatives.


Our roots trace to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, founded on the need to celebrate and provide all artists the opportunity to produce their work. Learn more.


Get Involved

Become a volunteer

Want to join the fun? It’s easy! Shifts are usually three hours and for each hour donated,
you'll receive two Fringe Bucks – good toward show tickets, merch and special offers during the festival.

Email or call the Volunteer Coordinator at (816) 287-0120.

  • Sponsorship

    We're looking for sponsors as dynamic as we are! Fringe is the perfect opportunity to engage with the progressive people we draw out. Let us build a sponsorship package tailored specifically to your needs.

  • Donate a Gift

    It takes a village to raise an arts organization dedicated to emerging and experimental art! To make an easy, general donation of any amount, please use our secure PayPal link.

    KC Fringe, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. For more info, email or call our Development Director at (913) 205-0999.

  • Host an Artist

    We're looking for KC residents with room in their homes to house our artists. Just complete the Host Questionnaire, and we'll contact you. As a thank you, Hosts receive a VIP Pass (free admission).

    Questions? Email or call Brent Kimmi at (913) 205-0999.


Button Perk$

Check out these Fringe-Friendly businesses and their
exclusive deals for button-owners only!

Be sure to present button before purchase. Perk limits (unless noted otherwise): Cannot be combined with other special offer or in-house discount. Please tip accordingly.

  • Blue bird bistro

    10% off any individual order

    1700 Summit St., Kansas City, MO

  • Cafe Trio

    Purchase $50 in food and drink
    and take $10 off your bill

    4558 Main St., Kansas City, MO

  • Canihaveabite inc.

    Purchase 5 lunch boxes and
    get a package of sweet bites free

    7330 W 80th St., Overland Park, KS

  • Chez elle Creperie

    Free Sweet Crepe (up to $8.50 value) with purchase of 2 crepe entrees

    1713 Summit St., Kansas City, MO

  • Minsky's Pizza

    $3 off any large gourmet pizza

    See website for locations

  • Phoenix Herb

    20% off total purchse

    4305 Main St., Kansas City, MO

  • Prospero's Uptown

    Buy 2, get 1 free (equal or lesser
    value) on anything in store

    1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111