Rochester’s annual Fringe Festival to open submissions

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ROCHESTER, (WHEC) — The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival’s annual show submission process begins on Wednesday, March 30, and ends on Wednesday, May 4 at noon.

Submissions to perform in the festival begin on March 30 at noon and close five weeks later on May 4 at noon. You can click here to apply. It is free to register.

The Fringe showcases a myriad of art forms from theatre to comedy, dance to children’s entertainment, and everything in between. It is the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in New York State and features the works of international, national, and local artists.

“For twelve wonderful days, the Fringe brings the world stage to our doorstep. We transform downtown into an inviting, magical, and colorful entertainment hub for the entire community to enjoy. Thousands of performing artists and audience members join together to create a fun and spectacularly vibrant experience for all,” said Erica Fee, founding Festival Producer.

Performances take place in more than 20 venues located in a variety of neighborhoods surrounding the heart of Rochester. Festival organizers will announce a complete list of this year’s participating venues at the end of March.

This year’s festival begins on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and runs daily through Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.