Fringe Central is the official post-show hangout destination of the Fringe Festival. Head over for a drink and appetizers or a meal with adventurous artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff.
Minnesota Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences by creating open, supportive forums for free and diverse artistic expression. Through our summer festivals and dynamic year-round programming, Minnesota Fringe is an artistic disruptor for local and national artists — to take bold risks, develop new ideas, and hoist themselves to the next rung of their artistic ladder.
As the producer of the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest for 25 years, Minnesota's annual Fringe Festival event fills nearly 50,000 seats with audiences viewing dozens of works at hundreds of performances by more than 1,000 artists on a variety of stages in late summer. Fringe also produces the Minnesota Family Fringe with multi-generational productions for kids and families interested in new and adventurous work.