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KC Fringe Festival takes place virtually for second time

49 performances and 30 visual artists available online

July 18- August 1, 2021


KC Fringe Festival announces its 17th annual festival, scheduled to take place virtually at from July 18 through August 1, 2021.  KC Fringe offers opportunities to get up-close-and-personal with artists who are creating—and experimenting with—theater, dance, film, music and visual arts. This year, audiences can choose from 49 engaging performances available for online viewing 24/7 during the festival.  Arts patrons are also invited to view (and purchase) the work of 30 visual artists at the Fringe Digital Gallery –

When COVID-19 interfered in the ability to stage a live 2020 festival, the Fringe team was nimble and true to its creative roots. They quickly put the work of 35 performing groups online and created a Digital Gallery that showcased the work of 23 visual artists. Since its inception in July 2005, KC Fringe Festival has welcomed more than 110,00 audience members and featured more than 9,000 performers on stages around the city.  More than 200 visual artists have displayed their work in the annual Fringe Gallery.

As usual, performance reviews to help patrons select shows and activities will be available online at  Reviews are prepared by the organization’s team of writers and are also submitted by audience members.  A Press Room for the media is available on the website.

Where: is the web portal for all KC Fringe 2021 activities.

Date / Time: Performances will be available 24/7 at from July 18 through August 1. The Digital Gallery is available online after July 1, 2021

How to Fringe: Visit for details about how to connect with all KC Fringe performances and art, including select live events.

Cost: Individual tickets and passes for performances go on sale July 1st at

  • $5 per ticket (for shows less than 45 minutes in length).
  • $10 per ticket (for shows longer than 45 minutes in length).
  • $25 for a one day Pass (24 hours to view as many shows as you would like).
  • $60 for a three day Pass
  • $100 for a seven day Pass
  • $200 All Access Pass (including an additional week to view all of the shows).

Visual Arts:   30 visual artists will share work in the free Digital Gallery beginning July 18th on the Fringe website – .  All works are available for purchase from the artist.

Teen Fringe: Fringe enjoys a collaboration with The Coterie Theatre, providing a virtual Teen Playwriting Workshop for teens in grades 7-12.  An application to participate can be found on the KC Fringe website.

Fringe Buttons:   Proceeds from the sale of $5 Fringe buttons support festival operations.  The new 2021 button is available for sale online this year at  Avid Fringers will want to add the latest design to their collection.  Others will appreciate this creative way to support KC Fringe.  We will mail your Fringe Button to you.

About KC Fringe Festival—The annual Kansas City Fringe Festival is a two-week explosion of performances, exhibits and events, showcasing the work of local, national and international artists. KC Fringe is the largest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The mostly volunteer-run organization has been supporting artists, cultivating creators and attracting adventurous audiences since July 2004. In 2020 and 2021, the Kansas City Fringe Festival moved temporarily to a virtual format, but the excitement, flair and fringy-ness remain true to form.

KC Fringe Festival is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to dynamic programming that engages audiences, supports the arts, and enlivens communities. Its mission is to attract diverse people, nurture artists, and strengthen Kansas City economically through producing educational, cultural, accessible, and affordable events that connect audiences, artists, businesses, and civic organizations.  More information about KC Fringe can be found at

Follow KC Fringe Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get details about upcoming performances.


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