The 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival begins Tuesday, May 29th


Know Theatre of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival are proud to announce the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The 9th annual festival is scheduled to kick-off Tuesday, May 29th with CityBeat’s official Fringe Kick-off Party. The festival will continue through June 9 with 35 productions and special events including the second year of the high school centered program, FringeNext.

Festivities begin with the official CityBeat Fringe Kick-Off Party on May 29 at 7 pm. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment from The Dukes Are Dead and watch the launch of the 2012 Channel Fringe Hard-Hitting Action News Update. Food for the party will be provided by Venice on Vine, Madisono’s Gelato, Skirtz & Johnston, and Washington Platform and there will also be Christian Moerlein drink specials all night long. It’s a great way to meet the Fringe artists, staff, volunteers, and other audience members! A suggested donation of $5 will get you into the event.

All individual tickets to Fringe Festival shows will continue to be $12 this year. Full Frontal Fringe passes get you all access to every event in the festival for $200. Flexible Voyeur six-show passes are on sale for $60 or the price equivalent of five tickets. One night stand passes are $25 and get you two tickets and one drink at Know Theatre’s Bar.

For more information about the performances or to purchase passes, check out or call 513.300.KNOW (5669). During the festival, tickets to all performances can be purchased online 24 hours a day, over the phone from 10am to 10pm, or in person at the headquarters box office at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson Street, or at individual venues thirty minutes prior to show times.

After the shows each day, artists, audience members, staff, and volunteers all gather together at Know Theatre’s Underground for the Fringe Bar Series featuring the Channel Fringe Hard Hitting Action News Update. Each evening features different activities such as the Fringe previews, Fringe Olympics, Fringe-e-Oke, Fringe Prom, and the 22.5 hour play project. Food will be provided on select nights during the bar series. Please check for bar series schedule as updates will continue to be added as the festival draws closer.