The scrappy theater festival that served as the launch pad for  “Urinetown” and kick-started Mindy Kaling’s career with “Ben and Matt” is back. The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) celebrates its 17th anniversary this August, giving emerging theater talents a shot on a New York stage and giving theater lovers a break with all tickets $18 and under.

From August 9-25, the festival offers programming by 200 theater troupes and dance companies from around the world. All the action takes place in Lower Manhattan—18 venues to be precise. This Fringe festival bills itself as the largest multi-arts festival in North America.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door and FringeNYC shows generally start 2 -10:30 pm weekdays, and noon -10:30 pm on weekends.

NYC ARTS has organized a selection of show listings in four segments, in alphabetical order.

View Fringe Festival shows A-C (and 0-10)
View Fringe Festival shows D-J
View Fringe Festival shows K-R
View Fringe Festival shows S-Z

Purchase Tickets
Online: Find all shows via schedule page and click. Service charge applies.
FringeCENTRAL box office: Starting July 26, noon-8 pm. No service charge.
By phone: Daily 9-7. (866) 468-7619.
Day of: At venue, 15 minutes before showtime

For details on three kinds of nontransferable festival discount passes, see FringeNYC.

View other NYC Summer Festivals.


    FringeCENTRAL is the heart of FringeNYC where you can meet the artists, peruse the postcards and purchase tickets. Events take place here as well.