The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati in Cincinati's beautiful neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. Over the course of 12 days, there are up to 150 performances of 33 productions in about a dozen venues within walking distance of each other. In addition to the Performance Fringe, the Festival also includes FringeNext, FringeDevelopment, Fringe Bar Series, Film Fringe, and Visual Fringe. Each year the Visual Fringe creates a new mural for Know Theatre’s exterior walls with the help of our friends at www.higherlevelart.com.
A typical day at the Fringe will have anywhere from 8-20 performances at 10-12 venues. Patrons use our Fringe Guide (the official Fringe Festival publication) to plan out what shows they will see. At the end of each day’s productions, the Festival continues at Know Theatre’s Underground where everyone involved in the festival gathers to watch the Fringe Nightly News. This is followed by a variety of activities such as Fringe Olympics, Fringe-a-oke, Fringe Prom, and other activites unique to each year, called the Bar Series.