Here's how to Fringe like a pro

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Here's how to Fringe like a pro

Show tickets can be purchased at one of Fringe's five box offices or online at, and range from free to $11. The $10 Fringe button is a required one-time purchase that funds Fringe's operations – all ticket sales go to the shows themselves. Without a button and a ticket, you will not be admitted to ticketed shows.

The Loch Haven cultural campus is still the main base of operations, but Fringe has spread even further throughout the city this year. Loch Haven Park remains the center for the free fun (including the beer tent, food vendors and outdoor stage) of the Fringe Lawn. The Orange, Yellow, Pink, Brown, Blue, Red and Purple venues are in the Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., hosts the Gold Venue. The Silver and Green venues are found inside the Orlando Repertory Theater, 1001 E. Princeton St. The Black Venue is at 511 E. Virginia Drive, a short drive or bike ride away, and this year's BYOV venues (there are seven announced so far) are all over town – see maps and show descriptions at for those addresses.

See page 14 for a schedule of performers. The beer tent is open weekdays from 6 p.m. to midnight and weekends noon to 1 a.m. Fringe food vendors are open weekdays from 5 p.m. until midnight and weekends from 11 a.m. to midnight.

The museum celebrates Fringe's 25-year history. Find it at the Orlando Museum of Art and see items from the archives including posters, buttons, T-shirts, show props, costumes and more. The museum will be open from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and daily during the festival from 6-11 p.m. on weeknights, noon to 11 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free.

Weekends bring Kids Fringe to the grounds of the Mennello Museum, offering free art and theater activities and performances for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (both weekends).

Expanded this year, Fringe Teens will feature 10 local high schools presenting award-winning one-act plays. Shows run from noon to 9 p.m. both Saturdays of the festival in the Orlando Repertory Theater and cost just $5 each. All proceeds support the schools' theater programs.

The Visual Fringe gallery is displayed throughout the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, and all proceeds from art sales go to the artists. The Visual Fringe Art Bazaar happens from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (both weekends).

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