Opening Night Party
Heartland Forum (Crown Center)
The best way to dive into Fringe is to attend the opening night party, where the public will have an opportunity to sample 2-3 minute teasers of many festival performances and offerings! We roll out the Fringe carpet at 5:30pm for the Fringe Walk and teasers begin at 7:00pm. This event will be at The Heartland Forum Theatre in Crown Center (formerly known as the American Heartland Theatre). This event is free to the public and parking is available in the Crown Center parking lot.
Visual Arts Openings
July 12th 2-5pm
Union Station Grand Hall
The Fringe Festival is once again proud to bring you the Fringiest visual arts that Kansas City has to offer. From painting to photography to jewelry and more, there will be something for everyone at this eclectic display! Come to our opening gala on July 12 from 2-5pm in the Union Station Grand Hall to meet the artists and enjoy local cuisine and entertainment.
July 18th 2-5pm
Vulcan's Forge Blue Gallery
Leave the kids at home because this art is for adult eyes only. No subject is taboo with the Fringe Festival, so come out and enjoy the riskier side of art! Blue Fringe will run July 19-24th at Vulcan’s Forge. Come to our opening to meet our artists and get the first look at this wonderful gallery!
Closing Night Party
July 26 6pm
Just Off Broadway
Celebrate the end of another great Fringe at our closing night party starting at 6:00pm on Sunday, July 26 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Drive. It’s a great place to say goodbye to all the artists and thank our volunteers for all their hard work during Fringe. Plus, hear the exciting announcement of the top shows of the 2015 KC Fringe and enjoy some food and drink with us!
Late Night on the Fringe
Fringe likes to stay up late! Join us after hours, 10:30 pm - Midnight, July 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th at The Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Road, for Late Night on the Fringe, the ultimate party destination. Hang out with the artists, crew, and volunteers during these late night free performances and parties. Late night on the Fringe admission is free with your Fringe Button.
Best of Fringe
Want to see the most popular shows at Fringe? The event with the best average attendance at each venue will receive a bonus performance at that venue on Sunday, July 26. Come back on closing day to catch the hottest shows at Fringe, then join us for the big closing party at Just Off Broadway Theatre. The Best of Fringe schedule will be announced at midnight Saturday, July 25 on here and at Late Night.