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Tickets for the second annual Tampa International Fringe Festival are on sale now! TIFF is now a ten day performing arts festival taking place at venues across historic Ybor City.
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Let's get Fringey!


Are you ready to Fringe? Tickets for the second annual Tampa International Fringe Festival are on sale now! TIFF is now a ten day performing arts festival taking place at venues across historic Ybor City. The shows are unjuried, uncensored meaning they were actually selected out of a hat! Shows come from as near as across town and as far as South Africa and Japan, this is truly an INTERNATIONAL affair, taking place May 3-12, 2018.

This May we host sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, dramedy all the comedy! We've got not one but TWO rock musicals, not one but TWO magic shows, and not one but TOO many shows to tell you about all of them here. Take a look at the full 2018 program guide where you can now search by day and time or title. Tickets to all shows are on sale now!


There are some changes from the first festival that we hope make things easier for everyone
(including us):

The purchase of a button to allow you entry into the shows is no longer required. The festival has now added a nominal service charge to the tickets to help us cover the costs of producing TIFF. HOWEVER, if you still want a button we are selling them for only $3 and it will not only help support the festival but it will get you sweet discounts across Ybor City at "Fringe Friendly" businesses.

We've also added some shows since the lottery:

The infamous God is a Scottish Drag Queen from Canada, a hugely popular show across the fringe circuit, especially with our neighbors in Orlando.

The Sibyl of Mars: a female sci-fi solo show from Seattle's Nicol Cabe.

Returning to Tampa is Tim Mooney with Breakneck Hamlet, following up on his Breakneck Julius Caesar from last year.

St Pete favorite Daniel Harris with Joseph Alan Johnson's play Darren McCracken's Big Bad Birthday Party.

2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick, a comedic noir magic show by ex-pat-now-Australian Tim Motley, another tremendously successful show on the fringe circuit.

We've also added The Early Girl from Winter Garden, This Show is Meshuga! from Largo, and Spring at the Willowbrook Inn from Tarpon Springs.

Another special aspect of this year's fringe is that we are offering a BYOV, but unlike most fests where that means Bring-Your-Own-Venue this is a Bring-Your-Own-Van -- a 45-minute puppet show from Pittsburgh performed in a, you guessed it, VAN!

Ticket prices are kept low ($5-$13) so that audiences can binge watch all the performances they want, and spread the love to artists and shows of all genres. 100% of the ticket price goes to the artists, helping them to continue to create new works and to tour. The nominal service charge is all that TIFF organizers are collecting to help cover the costs of administering the festival.

The Tampa International Fringe Festival was founded by William Glenn (Punchdrunk NYC), Trish Parry (Trish Tales), and David Jenkins (Jobsite Theater) in 2016. These three USF alums came together with the mission of supporting artists who develop new works and to help them engage with the Tampa Bay community. The first Tampa International Fringe Festival took place May 11-14, 2017 and was recognized with a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Award for "Best Moment when Local Theater Turned a Corner." We are thrilled to be able to double the amount of opportunities in our second year.

We're also still looking for artist housing. And volunteers, yeah, we need those, too. Please get in touch if you would like to have a conversation about how you can help. As a fledgling not-for-profit we rely on the support of our community.

This year's festival is made possible in part by the generosity of the Ybor City Development Council and the Theatre Tampa Bay Jeff Norton Dream Grant.


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