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Fringe 2016 submission deadline is Saturday


The deadline to submit a show proposal for the 2016 Rochester Fringe Festival is Saturday, April 30, at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). The Fringe will take place Thursday, September 15, through Saturday, September 24, in and around downtown Rochester.

Those still wanting to submit a show can do so through rochesterfringe.com. Shows are approved and coordinated by the venues -- the Fringe itself only books headliners and free entertainment.

There is no fee to apply, but if the show is picked up by a venue, there is a registration fee to that particular space. For venues with 99 seats or less, the fee is $50 for a single or free shows, and $75 for multiple, ticketed performances. For spaces with 100 seats or more, the fee is $100 (one performance) or $150 (multiple performances).