Welcome to Rochester, artists and guests! You’ve traveled from all over the world for the Rochester Fringe Festival. We’re thrilled you’re here. Happily, you’ll find plenty of lodging conveniently located near One Fringe Place, the heart and soul of Fringe. And it’s easy to get around, whether you’re traveling by car, public transportation or on foot. While there’s much to see and do at the Fringe itself, there are many other places to visit and things to do should you find yourself with some down time. Learn more at Visit Rochester.
One Fringe Place
(Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Rochester, NY 14604)
During the Fringe, One Fringe Place is open daily.
- Tuesday, September 12: 5-10pm
- Wednesday, September 13: 5-10pm
- Thursday, September 14: 5-10pm
- Friday, September 15: 5-11pm
- Saturday, September 16: 12pm-11pm
- Sunday, September 17: 12pm-10pm
- Monday, September 18: 5-10pm
- Tuesday, September 19: 5-10pm
- Wednesday, September 20: 5-10pm
- Thursday, September 22: 5-10pm
- Friday, September 22: 5-11pm
- Saturday, September 23: 12pm-11pm
Food trucks every night!
These are the main Outdoor Venues: The Spiegelgarden (One Fringe Place - Corner of Gibbs & Main Streets) for the entire Fringe; Parcel 5 (next to One East Ave) on Friday, Sept. 15 , Saturday, Sept. 16, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23; and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Saturday, Sept. 23 during the day. See the map for details.
Hotels & Lodging
See our Accommodations page for great hotel options, including special rates from our hotel partner.
The Fringe is held in Downtown Rochester’s East End. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, which allows for one-time parking. The Fringe recommends one of the many surface lots and parking garages located near One Fringe Place at the corner of Main & Gibbs Streets. Click here for the Fringe map. Detailed parking information can be found by visiting our parking page.
The Fringe is a pedestrian and bike-friendly event. One Fringe Place is easily accessible from East Avenue and there are many bike racks and loops nearby to lock your bike to. If you’re traveling into the city from the ‘burbs, throw your bike in the car and park in one of the many city side streets off East Avenue and bike in from there. As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry: Lock your bike and wear a helmet. For more info about riding your bike in and around the Downtown Rochester area, click here.
Bike & Scooter Sharing
Get there, go anywhere, and enjoy the ride. HOPR is bike and scooter sharing that moves at your pace making it super easy to go where you want, when you want. A fast and convenient way to reach nearby destinations. It’s the freedom to explore and discover new places. And it’s an exhilarating way to move yourself in Rochester.
Skip the hassles of traffic and parking, and enjoy the ride to the Fringe by RTS for only $1 a ride! It’s easy and convenient to take an RTS bus to the festival. Plan your bus trip online at www.myRTS.com, use Google Transit here or download the RTS mobile app on your smartphone or tablet at the App Store or on Google Play.
All hail the ride share. Uber and Lyft Rochester are here. Friendly, on-demand options that take you where you want to go in and around the city, including many of our beloved cultural attractions. Fringe beyond. Welcome to Rochester plus.
The Fringe Box Office and Info Booth will be located at One Fringe Place (Corner of Main & Gibbs) for the duration of the festival (September 12 - 23, 2023). The Info Booth will also live at Parcel 5 (next One East Ave) for Friday & Saturday on the Fringe on September 15 and 16 and for Fringe Finale Weekend, September 22 and 23.
Most Fringe venues are handicapped accessible. A full list of accessibility details are available at rochesterfringe.com/accessibility. Please note that the Spiegeltent is accessible to those in wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Individuals being dropped off may pull up to the front of a venue or at the corner of Main & Gibbs St. Should you need assistance, please contact the Fringe at email@example.com for further options.
For ASL and CC options, please find these filters under “Find a Show”.
Lost & Found
Anything turned in to the Fringe will be held at the Fringe Info Booth or Box Office at One Fringe Place (corner of Main and Gibbs Streets) until the end of the festival. Contact the Fringe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please contact us by emailing email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: All shows and times are subject to change. We can’t control everything. Sadly.