Discover the Unexpected at Know Theatre’s CINCINNATI FRINGE FESTIVAL

CF19_logoMay 31 – June 15, 2019

(Cincinnati, OH) Weirdness descends upon the Queen City as we unveil the wonderfully eclectic mix of programming that composes the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival’s Primary Lineup.

As the region’s largest and longest theatre and arts festival, this much-beloved annual event will once again welcome hundreds of artists and thousands of patrons to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Our 14-day extravaganza of art and entertainment ensures that you’ll experience more than you could possibly imagine. Fringe is bold. Fringe is whimsical. Fringe is Kinda WEIRD. Like YOU!

From a pool of over 100 applicants, a jury of local theater educators, professionals, and journalists have helped us curate a Primary Lineup of 34 hour-long productions. As the core component of the festival, these shows feature an immense variety of disciplines, themes, influences, and cultural representations. Performances are scheduled throughout two weeks (excluding Mondays) to maximize your time and allow you to take in all that Fringe has to offer.

Fringe Producer Chris Wesselman describes the festival as, “Artistic trailblazing, highlighting some of the freshest creative minds and experienced talents both Cincinnati and the nation have to offer. These productions are created by independent artists whose passion is unparalleled and, as Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground, Know Theatre is proud to host such amazing innovators. Audiences won’t find a better opportunity to encounter the extraordinary.”

The 16th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival takes place May 31 – June 15 in a dozen unique venues across the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Tickets and Passes are on sale now. For complete ticket and pass information, please visit

Calendar Listing

Event: The 16th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival

When: May 31 — June 15, 2019
Individual performance and event times vary.
Visit for more information.

Where: Fringe Headquarters (Know Theatre)
1120 Jackson Street 45202
Individual performance and event venues vary.
Visit for more information.

Tickets: $15 single tickets
Multi-show pass options available.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting
or by calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).

Additional Programming

Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.  

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate Member of the National New Play Network.

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