Presenting World-Renowned Shows from Five Countries



Sept. 13, 2023

/PRNewswire/ — The Rochester Fringe Festival, the largest multidisciplinary performing arts event in

New York State

opened on

Tuesday, Sept. 12

for the 2023 festival which runs through

September 23

. The festival has drawn 670,000 people to more than 4,500 performances by regional, national, and international artists.

Full show schedule



KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival 2021 logo (PRNewsfoto/Rochester Fringe Festival, Inc.)

The 2023 festival presents shows from four continents, with celebrated artists from








as well as the US Thirty venues present 500 performances throughout the 12-day festival.

Direct from


the celebrated modern circus company


makes its Rochester Fringe debut with the world premiere of


every evening beginning

September 12

in the Spiegeltent. Circolombia’s charismatic cast melds jaw-dropping stunts, raw choreography, and heart-pumping rap and Latin music, and a uniquely modern circus aesthetic to create a world-class entertainment experience

In its US debut tour, the highly acclaimed French company

Inextremist Circus

brings its latest show,



September 15

and 16, in which a group of daredevil acrobats command a full-sized hot air balloon and launch themselves and a grand piano high into the air. This event is free.

The Rochester Fringe brings the world-famous street theater duo,

The Fanzinis

to the festival we

September 15-17

in a cultural exchange with

County Cavan


Monroe County, NY’s

sister county in


. Two Olympian-level goofs, the Fanzinis present their comic and family-friendly

Ballet Chicken

for free, at two outdoor venues.

The work of the distinguished Australian artist,

Craig Walsh


provides 3D projection art for the entire festival. Projected on three living trees, portraits become animated sculptural monuments, testing our definition of tributes and who they should honor.

Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian

Tig Notaro

is this year’s comedy headliner, in her new show

Hello again


September 16

at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater.

Tickets are now on sale:


Phone: (585) 957-9837 (additional fees apply) or for Tig Notaro only: (585) 274-3000

In-person during the festival: at the venue door or at One Fringe Place Box Office, corner of Main & Gibbs,



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