Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is FRINGE? Fringe Theatre? FRINGE MARFA?
See our About page.
Can I buy a ticket to see just one show?
No. Like legit theatre, your admission pays for a full evening of entertainment. The flow of the shows has been intentionally built to create a FRINGE MARFA gestalt. All the acts have traveled great distances and at great cost to perform (only once) at this inaugural event. We invite audience members to create a supportive community for the many acts and actors filling our stage.
Do I have to buy tickets in advance?
No. Walk-ins are welcome during registration hours at the Hotel Paisano and before evening performances start at the USO Hall. Same-day tickets are subject to availability.
What methods of payment are accepted if I buy my ticket when I get to Marfa?
You can pay with a major credit or debit card or cash. We cannot accept personal checks, money orders or non-US currency.
If I buy a Friday ONLY ticket, can I attend the class and panels on Saturday?
Yes. Feel free to stick around and get the most out of your time in Marfa.
If I buy a Saturday ONLY ticket, can I attend the class and panels on Saturday in addition to the shows that night?
Yes. Come early and get the best value for your admission.
How do I sign up to see 9 In the Morning, the continuously running show in the hotel room?
You can pick a timeslot at the registration table at the Hotel Paisano. Because only 6 people can view this show at one time, timeslots might fill up. There's no way to book this online. Depending on attendance, we will have standby seating for any openings that do not fill in advance.
Are there locals discounts?
Yes. Parents of tricounty high-schoolers are welcome to accompany their teenage child(ren) at a discounted rate. Advanced registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Parent discount" in the subject line.
Are there professional discounts?
Yes. Members of Texas Nonprofit Theatres receive a discount code. Check your latest email from TNT.
Are there group discounts?
Are there student discounts?
Yes. Area highschoolers and any college student willing to travel (with ID) are welcome to FRINGE for free. But advanced registration is required. Email email@example.com with "Student discount" in the subject line to sign up.
Do you offer discounts for kids, military or senior citizens?
No. The content of the shows is not intended for children younger than high school (thanks, parents, for hiring a sitter). At this event, we do not offer military or senior citizen discounts.
When You Arrive In Marfa
Where do I pick up my tickets?
During the day, come to our registration table at Hotel Paisano (207 N Highland) from noon to 5 pm on Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
Before the evening shows, pick up your tickets at the USO Hall (302 S Highland) starting at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Marfa is farther away than I expected. What if I arrive late?
All ticket sales and fees are final and nonrefundable. Select your tickets based on your arrival plan and the hours of operation of our registration table. Refunds are not given for unused tickets purchased online.
Where are the shows being held?
The evening performances are held at the USO Hall/Marfa Visitors Center (302 S Highland).
The class, panels, and 9 In The Morning are held at Hotel Paisano (207 N Highland).
Post-Show Festivities (aka Parties)
Where are the FRINGE MARFA parties being held?
The After Party on Friday is held at the USO Hall immediately after the last show. SOTOL will play deep lounge Americana till 11:30.
The Closing Night Hang on Saturday is held at the Sentinel Marfa (209 W El Paso) till 1 am.
Are the parties free?
The After Party on Friday is included with Friday ONLY and All Access admission. Wine, beer, Rambler, and FRINGE specialty cocktail(s) included.
The Closing Night Hang is free to attend (no cover charge), but you have to buy your own drinks. They do have a full bar.
Are the parties open to the public?
The Closing Night Hang at the Sentinel Marfa is.
Merch and Souvenirs
Where can I buy a FRINGE MARFA t-shirt?
amazon.com. Get yours in advance. These limited edition t-shirts and hoodies will not be for sale in Marfa, nor will they be on sale after the festival.
What other souvenirs are available?
Local youth are selling regional stones and geodes as FRINGE MARFA ROCKS on Saturday in the lobby of Hotel Paisano. Hotel Paisano has amazing gift shops—especially the toy department. If you like books, Marfa Book Company (105 S Highland). If you want a kimono, Raba Marfa (212 E San Antonio). And if you want that Stetson, Communitie Marfa (122 N Highland).
What's this about a horse?
Beavis the FRINGE MARFA Welcome Horse will be posing for selfies with all attendees on Saturday starting at noon. Put on your new Stetson and help a horse out. He's working for tips. Arrive early. Don't miss your shot. (No rides, please.)
For other questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.