kansas city Fringe
FRINGE FESTIVAL KC's five mile footprint spans the cultural corridors of Kansas City from River North to Old Westport. We feature performing arts, film, and visual art in venues ranging in size from 50-260 seats.
Our festival opens on Thursday night with a large Opening Night Party, where artists preview their shows in rapid-fire succession and our fringe loyalists mark their programs for the can't-miss shows. Throughout the festival, you can count on Late Night on the Fringe events to meet, connect, and engage with participating artists and excited audiences. We culminate the festival with a celebratory Closing Night Party where we celebrate the wonderful success of our Fringe participants.
july 18-28, 2019
Type of Festival
Fringe festival KC is Kansas City's largest performing arts festival, featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music, cabaret, and spoken word events. We also offer film and visual arts components.
Fringe Festival KC is committed to accepting artists without jury or censorship, and We accept artists on a first come, first serve basis.
2018 Festival Stats
Length of Festival: 10 Days
total attendance: 16,500
Number of Productions: 76
total number of Performances: 380
Number of Performance Spaces: 13
tickets are $10 each. You also need a $5 Fringe Button to purchase a ticket. The button is your pass to the fringe.
Applications Open December 1, 2018
all performance slots are limited to one hour long, and each show receives five performances.
The show with the best average attendance at each venue will receive an additional "best of venue" performance on the last Sunday of the festival.
Billeting is available.
Costs and revenue
60% of each $10 ticket goes to the artist. The venue receives 30%, and the Fringe Festival receives 10%
artist Application Fees range from $ to $ depending on the size of the venue.
THE Average Payout to artists in 2018 was $
Artists will also receive five comp tickets for each cast member, director, or technician involved with their show.