Still time to catch these Video on Demand Encores!

Critic’s Pick of the Fringe
The Belle and Boone Helm

Audience Pick of the Fringe!
Meera’s Kitchen (Archival version of a Live Streamed Production)

Linda Bowen All Access Pick of the Fringe!
You Will Live Under the Sea 

David C. Herriman Artists’ Pick of the Fringe
The Butterfly Heist (Archival version of Live, In Person Performance)

Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer’s Pick of the Fringe
Continuum (Archival version of a Live Streamed Production)

2021 Fringe

Primary Line Up

Video On Demand

21 shows that you can watch any time during the festival, on whatever device you want! As long as that device has a screen. And an internet connection. You know what we mean.

Live Streaming

10 shows streaming live at scheduled times! It’s just like seeing a show in person, but from your house. Or wherever!

Outdoor Stage

6 shows live on our two outdoor stages at the corner of Jackson Street and 12th Street. It’s like classic Cincy Fringe but al fresco!

And More Fringe!

Special Events

6 different shows! Some are live streaming, some are live on our outdoor stages. There’s a wide variety, but each is an event that’s special in its own way!

Visual Fringe

Talented visual artists showcase their talents in our on-line gallery and in person at Fringe HQ!

Fringe Development

Each Fringe we set aside time to allow artists to develop a new show with the support of the Fringe audience. Open rehearsals culminate in a one time performance!

Fringe After Hours

Each After Hours party kicks off at the Looking Good Stage with the Channel Fringe Hard Hitting Action News update!

And after the news, tour favorite Bar Series events return in a kinda live, kinda on-line, kinda weird format.

See the full After Hours schedule here.

Or sign up below to be part of some specific FAH events.

Fringe Con DnD Live

Thursday, June 10

We’ll be playing a Fringe-specific table top roleplaying game live on the interweb, streaming to Fringe fans!

No Dungeons and Dragon experience necessary: our gamemasters will help guide you along the way.


But you can still watch live on the Cincy Fringe Facebook page and Know Theatre’s YouTube Channel!

Fringe Olympics

Friday, June 11

Join a team to compete in Feats of Fringe for the glory of having your team name inscribed in permanent marker on the official Fringe Trophy!

Congrats to our 2021 Fringe Olympics champion: A. J. Baldwin!


Saturday, June 12

It’s karaoke, Fringe Style.

Fringe Guide

It’s our classic fringe guide in digital form! Read it on-line here, or print it as a pdf to carry everywhere you go.


The Cincinnati Fringe is made possible thanks to the generous support of all our sponsors.

Venue Sponsors

Jackson Street Stage Sponsor

Henrietta Barlag

Livestream Virtual Venue Sponsors

Esper Tovar & David Gruber
Patrick Cusick

Looking Good Stage Sponsor

Jeff Hungerford

Video-on-Demand Virtual Venue Sponsors

Klara Apro
Ross Royce
Randy & Suzana Waterhous

Additional Sponsors

Visual Fringe Sponsor

Cincinnati Creative

Channel Fringe Hard Hitting Action News Sponsor

joe mock & the real pro team! of Cutler Real Estate

Foundation Support

The William O. Purdy Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Fringe-a-oke Sponsor

Abigail Grebe

See-It-All Sponsor

Brian Griffin

Fresh Ideas Sponsor of Fringe Development

Jeff Syroney

Promotional Support From

Cincinnati City Beat

Artist Priced Drinks Sponsor

Patrick Cusick

Fringe Olympics Sponsor

Cincinnati Storytelling Festival

Season Sponsors