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Minnesota Fringe

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 2022 Fringe Festival

    Quick Links and Resources for 2022

    Full performance schedule here.
    Venue list here.
    Box Office policies in-depth here

    Questions or concerns? We're here for you. Contact Box Office for any ticketing needs, or reach out to HQ with bigger needs.

    Printable Show List here.

    Sortable Show List here.

  • Login Help
    Help! I'm having login issues!

    Don’t worry! We migrated our system in 2021 and updated our security to give you the best and safest experience online. When you attempt to log in to the new system, it will ask you to please validate your email and create a new password to enter your existing account.

    *If you are logging in for the first time, look for THREE (3) emails: make sure you confirm your email address!

    Stuck in a loop? New system, new glitches...sometimes you'll validate your email and then get the same page again! First, try navigating to any other page on the website, then click on the person icon in the top right corner to see if you are logged in.

    Are you having any other issues that you need help with? We want everyone to have a fantastic Fringe experience. If any issues arise, please reach out. We’ll find a solution! For ticket or pass issues, email with your full name, phone number, and details. If anything else comes up, send your question / comment to All inquires will receive a response.

  • Buttons, Tickets, & Box Office

    The Shortest Story

    Button + Ticket + Proof of Vaccination = Fringe Fun!

    The Short Story

    1. Buy a Fringe pin-back button.

    The button is your $5 admission the the entire Festival, and the ticket is your admission to the show. Everyone needs a button to Fringe. You'll look cool, and you'll feel great knowing that you've supported the nuts and bolts of this annual festival. These can be purchased at any preview event, or at any venue box office during the festival. 

    2. Buy individual tickets at the venue on the day of the performance, or online right up to the day before the performance. If you want to Fringe Binge, discounted multi-show passes (5 and 10 show passes) will be on sale at previews and at box offices at the festival until they sell out (we have a limited number of them!)

    You're financially supporting our adventurous artists with this purchase. You won't receive a physical ticket (we use reusable tokens at each venue). You can buy multi-show passes, too. 

    3. Check in at the box office before the show and show your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

    You'll get a seat token that gives you access to the theatre. Please, please be on-time, as we must start our shows on-time, and cannot allow late seating.

    The Longer Story

    A much more detailed version of ticketing can be found at our Box Office page. Tons of questions answered there. You can also reach us at

  • Searching for Shows

    There are several ways to search or choose shows!

    Use the Search Bar: In the upper righthand corner, there is a magnifying glass icon - use it to search by show title, artist, company name, random noun, etc, etc. 

    Search by festival, genre, content, features, or venue: There are a variety of features to help figure out what, when, where (or why!) you are interested in seeing during your Festival adventure. 

    Talk to people: Sound scary? Just look for someone in a lanyard. Lanyards are worn by Fringe artists, and there are over a thousand of them dying to tell you about their show.

    Read and write reviews: See what audiences are raving about, then return the favor by letting others know what you thought. You can look at reviews on individual show pages.

  • Leaving Reviews

    First, log in to your account on the Minnesota Fringe website. Navigate to the show page of the show you'd like to leave a review for. Click on the "Review" tab. Scroll down and leave your review!

    Reviews will be removed for the following reasons: if they include foul language, gibberish, personal attacks, are inappropriate, if they compare one show to another, or if someone involved in the show is reviewing their own show. You have been warned.

  • Volunteering at Fringe

    We are so glad you are interested in volunteering! We literally cannot run this festival without volunteers. Volunteers receive a Festival t-shirt, free tickets, and other perks (like an exclusive volunteer button and treats on volunteer appreciation day!) Find out more and register to volunteer here.

    Questions? Reach out to us at


  • Accessibility

    Need a show that has Open Captioning, Audio Description, American Sign Language Interpretation or is suitable for patrons with visual or hearing impairments? Check out our Accessibility Page for a complete list of shows in mid-July.

    Audience members who wish to reserve a seat at a show with Access Services can have the reservation fee waived by request. Simply write to us at and let us know your schedule and we'll take it from there.

  • How does the Lyft Nice Ride promotion work?

    Our transportation partner, Nice Ride, provides art lovers, festival-goers, and city-dwellers of all kinds with a fun shared bike and scooter to explore the culture in Minneapolis. Unlock, hop on, and enjoy the show! 

    Nice Ride offers Fringe attendees $15 in FREE access to our shared bikes and scooters throughout the Festival. Use code: FRINGE22 for (3) trips up to $5.00 each, valid August 4-14. 

    Redeem directly in the Lyft or through the app under REWARDS in the Menu.

    LBS Coupon/Promo/Bulk Code

    Redemption Instructions



    1. Sign into the NiceRide App*
    2. Click on the Menu on the top left of screen
    3. Click on Ride plans
    4. Choose Annual Membership
    5. Click Enter promo code, and enter promo code into pop up
    6. Discount/credit will be applied

    *If you already have a Lyft account, log in using the same information on that account.


    1. Go to [] and log in* or sign up.
    2. Under Annual Membership, click Join and save.
    3. On the checkout page, enter or choose a payment method for any usage fees you incur
    4. Click Enter promo
    5. Enter your Promo code in the pop up and click Submit.
    6. Once verified, you will see the discounted membership price. Finish checkout.

    *If you already have a Lyft account, log in using the same information on that account.

  • Previews & Farmers Markets

    Fringe Previews are 3-minute teaser trailers of Festival shows. Each night has up to 30 previews from our Festival. Come make a list of what you want to see! Previews take place at the UMN Rarig Thrust Stage. We do not sell tickets in advance, instead, buy your $5 Fringe button at the door for entry. 

    Monday, July 18th @ 7:30pm

    Monday, July 25th @ 7:30pm

    Wednesday, August 3 @ 7:30pm (Touring Artists are highlighted tonight!)

    Want to get your button earlier than Previews? Join us at the following Farmers Markets! You can grab your button AND support amazing local farmers!

    Tuesday, July 5 @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3-7pm

    Saturday, July 23 @ Mill City Farmers Market, 8am-1pm

    Saturday, July 30 @ Northeast Farmers Market, 9am-1pm

  • Printable Schedule

    On the Schedule Page, there is a button called "Print Schedule" on the top right of the grid that will populate a PDF for home printing.

    Design your own personal Fringe schedule by clicking on the "Add to Schedule" button on any show page or on the schedule page. Make sure you are logged into your account! On your dashboard, you can view your schedule in the "My Schedule" tab. There is a tiny "Print Schedule" button just above your schedule to the right.

  • Will there be a taco truck?

    Rather than bring outside food vendors, we're collaborating with some of the tasty local restaurants on Cedar Ave. Check out the map - we've labeled restaurants that are offering custom, quick grab-and-go options (as well as a few other favorites that are a little less zippy). Come out a bit early and taste the neighborhood.
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