Join EXIT Theatre and 21 local, national, and international theatre companies for the 27th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, from Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, September 15. A worldwide phenomenon, begun 71 years ago in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe Festivals allows performers to debut new, experimental, and challenging work, develop their reputations, hone their craft, and tour the globe.
The San Francisco Fringe Festival is produced by EXIT Theatre in the heart of San Francisco’s theatre district, and is the oldest grassroots theatre festival in the Bay Area, and the second-oldest Fringe (by a few months) in the US. We’re members of CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals), and run our festival in accordance with CAFF principles, including non-curated, unjuried content and selection, and 100% of ticket sales going to the artists. During the last 26 years the SF Fringe has presented over 5000 performances by over 1,000 independent theatre companies, and hosted countless indie theatre-makers on our stages.