United States Association of Fringe Festivals

San Francisco Fringe Festival

As a CAFF member festival the SF Fringe is dedicated to a non-curated application process and to returning 100% of the box office to the producing companies. We are a small festival, hosting 40 companies in our own 4 fully equipped theatre venues ranging from 40-80 seats. We also accept applications (Non Traditional Fringe Venues) for site-specific work and have hosted shows in bars and restaurants, on buses, park benches and trees. The SF Fringe is produced by EXIT Theatre, a 27-year-old theatre company that commissions, presents, produces and co-produces theatre throughout the year.


Produced by EXIT Theatre

156 Eddy St
San Francisco, California 94102

Phone (415) 673-3847


About our upcoming festival

September 4, 2014 - September 21, 2014
First festival held in 1992


Application forms + further information
Applications available December 2, 2013
Applications due January 31, 2014
Application fee:

Production fee(s): $425–$650
The performance fee depends on the size of venue and length of show

Festival selection

This Fringe uses a lottery

About our most recent festival

Participating companies: 36
Total number of performances: 159
Ticketed attendance: 5,500
Indoor venues: 3

Artists’ payout

Total payout from most recent festival: $39,634
Average payout from most recent festival: $1,101

Producing companies receive 100% of their ticket sales.

For out-of-town artists

Travel information: San Francisco Visitor and Convention Bureau