2019 KC Fringe Festival

July 14-28

The 15th annual Fringe Festival KC-- where adventurous audiences meet adventurous artists. This 14-day explosion of unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts features performers and creators from all over- local, national and international. Fringe Festival KC is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Will you join us on the Fringe?

2019 Kansas City Fringe Applications are Closed

So, what happened on the FRINGE in 2018?

Check out our program for our selection of shows, events, and more!

Need a little more direction?

We've got you! What looks interesting to you? 

Find a complete listing of all of our 2018 Fringe Festival shows.

Find information on our visual arts galleries, Iron Artist, and Fringe Prize.

Find information on our teen produced shows at KCYA, teen workshops at the Nelson and Coterie as well as the free programming and workshops for youth at the Plaza Library.

Find articles written by local media about 2018 KC Fringe Festival. Are you a member of the pressed interested in receiving credentials to cover a show? Submit your information in the link.

An important aspect of the Fringe is to connect artists with audiences. One way we do that is by encouraging audience feedback and reviews. Another is that, for the third year, we are fielding our own team of Festival reviewers, the only Festival in the world that does. Our reviewers are volunteers. Some are professional reviewers; others are learning the craft. All have backgrounds in the arts and a love of the Fringe.  We actively seek new voices to increase diversity in reviewing and criticism.

Feeling extra fringey? This is your place to go for information on all of our parties, happy hours and community events.

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What's with the though?

Every audience member of KC Fringe Festival must purchase and wear a button in order access our events. Think of it as a cover charge or access pass to the 400+ shows, events, and galleries throughout our eleven day festival. For adults, it is a one time purchase of $5.00. Children under the age of 12 can get a button for free. Buttons can be purchased at Fringe 411 or at Venue Box Offices.

But why? You are purchasing tickets online, at Fringe 411, or at the venue box office. Why do you need a button too?

It is simple: KC Fringe Festival is committed to rewarding our artists and venue partners for their commitment to the KC Arts Community. Revenue generated by ticket sales go directly toward paying partnering artists and venues.

The revenue from button purchases support the operating costs of KC Fringe Festival. They allow us to keep our artists and venues supported while keeping you, our fantastic Fringe audiences, engaged.

Pretty cool, huh? But wait--there is more! When you purchase a button, you get discounts and deals from local business through our Button Perks program. To find out where to get your sweet treats,  click here!


We're looking for sponsors as dynamic as we are! Fringe is the perfect opportunity to engage with the progressive people we draw out. Let us build a sponsorship package tailored specifically to your needs.

Cheryl Kimmi|Executive Producer cheryl@kccreates.org


It takes a village to raise an arts organization dedicated to emerging and experimental art! To make an easy, general donation of any amount, please use our secure Donate Link.

KC Creates, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. For more info, email or call our Executive Producer at (816) 533-5890.


P.O. Box 415001
Kansas City, MO 64141-5001
(816) 359-9195