KC Fringe is a Missouri-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support artists, celebrate expression and engage the community.

We do this by organizing the KC Fringe Festival, an annual 11-day performing and visual arts extravaganza. It straddles a thin, frayed line between mass appeal and eclectic tastes. Fringe links these two worlds together, showing that it is the bridge you take to be inspired and entertained no matter what your taste may be. Below is what you can expect to experience at Fringe.


For a number of years we have offered free workshops at YOUth Fringe during the festival. Last season we added teen playwriting and adult classes for beginners through master classes. See more



Our roots trace to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, founded on the need to celebrate and provide all artists the opportunity to produce their work. Learn more.