United States Association of Fringe Festivals

New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)

FringeNYC is the largest multi-arts festival in North America. In addition to 1000+ performances, FringeNYC includes FringeU, FringeJR, FringeAL FRESCO, FringeART, FringeCLUB and FringeCENTRAL. “The biggest, boldest, most beneficent theater event” - Paper Magazine "A vibrant gallery of performance art has settled the question of whether a festival of drama in its rawest forms could make a mark in such a theater-saturated town…a crash refresher course in the intimacy and spontaneity that drain away so rapidly from grander theatrical ventures - a mirror on the culture." -The New York Times


Produced by The Present Theatre Company, Inc.

520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 311
New York, New York 10018

Phone (212) 279-4455
Fax (212) 279-4466


About our upcoming festival

August 8, 2014 - August 24, 2014
First festival held in 1997


Application forms + further information
Applications available December 1, 2013
Applications due February 14, 2014
Application fee: $30-$40

Production fee(s): $650
Application fee - $30 early-bird and for internationals; $40 afterwards

Other application deadlines

early/international: January 15, 2014

Festival selection

This Fringe is juried or adjudicated

About our most recent festival

Participating companies: 183
Total number of performances: 956
Ticketed attendance: 75,000
Indoor venues: 18

Artists’ payout

Total payout from most recent festival: $350,000
Average payout from most recent festival: $1,913

Approximately 58%.

For out-of-town artists

Travel information: NYC Go