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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Thank you for your interest in The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). This page has been designed to provide answers to your questions.

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Q) When do tickets go on sale?

A) Tickets will go on sale online and over the phone on July 19th. When tickets go on sale, you’ll be able to peruse the show listings and click on any performance you wish to see, and be taken immediately to the page to purchase tickets online with a credit card for that particular performance. Remember, purchasing tickets online with a credit card is the fastest and most convenient way to purchase tickets in advance. Once you have purchased tickets, a confirmation will be sent to you via email. You should arrive at the venue where the show is playing

15 minutes prior
to the performance and pick up your tickets from the
in the fluorescent yellow vest at the WILL CALL sign. It is a good idea to print out the confirmation that you were emailed and bring it with you.




Q) When can I find out performance schedules?

A) We are now in the process of assigning shows to venues, and beginning our scheduling process. We're sorry, but it does take us volunteers quite a while to schedule 1,100 performances. The Seventeenth Annual FringeNYC will take place in more than 19 venues from August 9th - 25th.  Performance schedules and venues will be posted mid/late July (just before tickets go on sale). Tickets will go on sale online and over the phone on July 19th. Tickets will go on sale at FringeCENTRAL on July 26th. If you'd like to make sure you are alerted as soon as venues and schedules are announced, be sure to sign up for the FringeNYC Fans Newsletter, by clicking on the CONNECT WITH US box on the right hand side of this page.




Q) Where is FringeCENTRAL located this year?

A) We’ll let you know as soon as we know! The location for FringeCENTRAL is always donated for the month of August by one of New York City’s generous real estate companies. As soon as we have secured a location, we will post the information on www.FringeNYC.org. But remember,

won’t open to the public until July 29th. And as soon as we know the location, we'll post it. UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR FringeCENTRAL INFO!




Q) How can I sign up for your mailing list?

A) You are welcome to sign up for our mailing list by clicking on the CONNECT WITH US box on the right side of this page. We will add you to our mailing list, although we have never had the budget to snail mail program guides. By filling out this form, you will also be signing up for our FringeNYC Fans emailed Newsletter. This informative, fun emailed newsletter is geared toward our audience, and our FringeNYC Fans are always alerted when updates have been posted as well as when Special Offers are available for FringeNYC Alumni Productions.




Q) Do you offer a group sales rate for FringeNYC?

A) We do offer a group rate of $10 per ticket to a single performance for groups of 20 or more. The tickets must be prepaid and are given to one contact person for distribution. If you are interested in purchasing a group of tickets for a single performance, please email Groups@FringeNYC.orgin order to make arrangements.




Q) Can I audition for one of the FringeNYC Shows?

A) We, The Present Company, produce FringeNYC. Each participating individual or company produces their own show performed at FringeNYC. Therefore, there are no general auditions for performers at FringeNYC. Companies selected to participate in FringeNYC often place casting notices in trade publications such as Back Stage in May, June and July proceeding the festival. We no longer maintain a head shot and résumé file at The Present Company, since so much of that information is now available online. Please do not waste your money / paper on mailing of headshots and resumes.




Q) I’d like to perform my show at FringeNYC, how can I apply?

A) All of the information about applying to perform your show at FringeNYC can be found by clicking HERE.




Q) Can I volunteer for FringeNYC?

A) Of course! Please click HEREfor more information about volunteering and to sign up as a volunteer.




Q) I have TDF (Theatre Development Fund) vouchers that I’d like to use for FringeNYC tickets. Do you accept them? How can I redeem my vouchers?

A) We do accept TDF vouchers for FringeNYC shows. There are two ways to redeem your voucher for a ticket. Come to FringeCENTRAL at least 24 hours in advance of the show you want to see in order to exchange each voucher for a ticket. OR, go to the performance venue box office 15 minutes before show time to redeem your voucher for a ticket. Vouchers must be valid (not expired) and signed when presented for redemption.



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FringeNYC? The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. In addition to 1200 incredible performances, FringeNYC includes (click to learn more):


FringeNYC will celebrate its 18th Anniversary August 8th - 24th, 2014.

FringeNYC? Although FringeNYC is a production of The Present Theatre Company, Inc., it takes:
75,000 audience members
5,000 artists
2,000 registered volunteers
1,200 performances
200 shows
20 venues
16 days
15 dollar advance tickets and
2 full-time employees

to make FringeNYC happen.

We do this? Good question! In 1997, our budget was $74,000. Today, it's more than a million dollars. We must seek and secure support from donors in order to "bridge the gap" between rising costs and our desire to keep ticket prices low. Your donation helps us grow to meet the challenges of the future!  Support of FringeNYC has a tremendous impact on indie theatre. We appreciate it!



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