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September 5-14 2019

Now over for 2018. Details for 2019 coming soon.

Our 2018 coverage is below.

Welcome to our coverage of San Francisco Fringe.

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I want to see … at SF Fringe Fringe

Our quirky and intuitive show-finding tool.

I want to see…

…a play about a problematic director rehearsing Antony and Cleopatra…then see The Stage Manager

…a one woman show about a sassy new generation of Rosy the Riveters…then see Tolerance?!

…a show with searing social satire and howling humor, equal parts queasy and beautiful…then see Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard!

…a comedy show about immigration and long-term gay marriage…then see My Preferred Pronoun is We

…tragic clowning about a woman who splits the human psyche into a smattering of hilariously flawed creatures…then see Altars For My Alters

We’ll be adding more throughout the Fringe.

SF Fringe Link Collage

This is our visual way to find a show at SF Fringe Fringe. We’ll be adding to this visual feast throughout the Fringe. Simply click on an image that draws you in, then get booking…




We’ll be adding more throughout the Fringe.

Keyword Chaos

Another way to find a show at San Francisco Fringe. We’ve trawled the programme and our own knowledge base and selected the most intriguing phrases in programme line up. SO, choose the phrase that draws you in, click on the link and get booking. Use your intuition…

It all started with a red speedo, nude modeling, and a cat named Ralph

Lyralen Kaye’s decision to move to Canada immediately in November of 2016…and her complete ignorance about what it would take to get all her personalities over the border

most batshit bonkers show yet. Vestigial white trash twins! Drag queen robots! African spider Gods! … searing social satire and howling humor, equal parts queasy and beautiful

a washed-up rock star who dies of an accidental overdose while celebrating her come back tour. Mira wins a trip back to earth for one last concert with her faithful fans

He’s looking for freedom- she’s wants commitment. Somehow- it
results in an amazing adventure of friendship, fame and fur

With practical advice on how to commandeer a pornographers mansion, recruit emotionally labile gents, and  why not?  pay them nothing.  Does this sound like a jailhouse confession?

We’ll be adding more throughout the Fringe.


All the news headlines from San Francisco Fringe

5 September 2018: First Saturday of San Francisco Fringe Festival awash in promising options (SF Chronicle)

5 September 2018: Solo Sundays Performers at the 2018 SF Fringe Festival

30 August 2018: THE STAGE MANAGER Plays The 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival (Broadway World)

30 August 2018: Jewish angst and ‘Assholes’ coming to S.F. Fringe Fest (The Jewish News of Northern California)

30 August 2018: Fall 2018 Arts Preview: Theater (SF Examiner)

30 August 2018: Fall Preview: Theatre (Bay Area Reporter)

22 August 2018: San Francisco Fringe 2018 Presents ‘Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother’ (Broadway World)

20 August: Guide to the San Francisco Fringe Festival (SF Chronicle)

18 August 2018: Sneak Peek at the SF Fringe Festival (Brown Paper Tickets)

14 August 2018: San Francisco Fringe Presents ADAM & EVE ON A RAFT (Broadway World)

August 2018

The San Francisco Fringe Festival is the largest grassroots theater festival in SF. It’s held every September and offers dozens of unique performances. (SF Tourism Tips)

Join EXIT Theatre and 21 local, national, and international theatre companies for the 27th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival (10times)