TICKETS

WELCOME TO THE PORTFRINGE 2017 BOX OFFICE
Types of passes, how they work, and when/where to get them.

There are two ways to see PortFringe 2017 Shows:

1. NEW THIS YEAR – ADVANCE ONLINE SHOW-SPECIFIC TICKETING!
*online – credit card only – Now thru June 11*

We cherish our rush-pass model, but know that some of you really just want to guarantee a seat for the shows you want to see. Message received! We are pleased to offer advance, online, show-specific tickets for the first time in PortFringe history.

50% of the available ticket inventory for each performance is being offered for advance sale – you can purchase your tickets online at the rush single pass cost of $10 (plus a processing fee), and relax knowing that you will be able to see the shows you want to see.
SHOW-SPECIFIC ADVANCE TICKETING ENDS ON JUNE 11, 2017!

2. THE FAMOUS PORTFRINGE ALL-RUSH PASS SYSTEM
*in person – cash only – June 2 thru the entire festival*

For 6 festivals PortFringe has operated on our unique all-rush pass system. What’s RUSH? It means that seating is general admission, first-come, first-served. You buy a Show Pass that gets you into any PortFringe show at any time, as long as there’s still room for you. Unlike a normal ticketing experience, you aren’t buying a specific seat for a specific show. Get tickets ahead of time, get in line for the show you want early, and get that front row seat!

The “all-rush” process can seem intimidating – especially for new PortFringe audience members; however, this does not need to be the case! The “all-rush”, low-cost box office process is a critical component of the PortFringe model – designed specifically to create a festival atmosphere that encourages risk-taking, adventurous theater-going! Show passes are, just like Fringe, wild and risky and fun. We invite you to join us on the fringey side.

The following Rush Passes will be available for purchase for our 2017 Festival

  • Single Show Pass — $10.00
    redeemable for one individual to one show
  • 3-Show Punch Pass — $28.00
    redeemable for one individual to three shows
  • 9-Show Punch Pass — $75.00
    redeemable for one individual to nine shows
  • VIP SuperPass — $125.00
    redeemable for one individual to an unlimited number of shows

With limited exceptions, ALL rush pass sales are $$$ CASH ONLY $$$ – Please Plan Ahead!

 

How and Where to Purchase Passes/Tickets:

There are three ways to get yourself into PortFringe shows:

REMINDER: All sales are final. No refunds

1. ADVANCE ONLINE SHOW-SPECIFIC TICKETS

The only way to purchase show-specific tickets is to purchase them on this website. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase (via the PortFringe PayPal store). SHOW-SPECIFIC ADVANCE TICKETING ENDS ON JUNE 11, 2017!

*CLICK HERE* to be redirected to our show listings page and purchase your tickets from each show.

Find the show you’re interested in seeing, and use the drop-down PayPal menu in the show description. You will have the opportunity to purchase single tickets to as many shows as you’d like by using the “continue shopping” button in the PayPal “cart” screen.

NOTE: You will not receive paper tickets for your advance show-specific reservations. Your name will be held on a “will-call” list at the venue(s) for your reserved show(s). You MUST check-in at will-call no later than 5 minutes prior to the offiical start time of your show. PortFringe reserves the right to sell your seat to a stand-by patron if you do not avail yourself of the will-call check-in process in time.

2. RUSH PASSES – IN ADVANCE
In Advance: Rush Passes can purchased in advance at all COFFEE BY DESIGN LOCATIONS beginning on Friday, June 2, and continuing throughout the festival week (through June 24).  All Coffee By Design sales are CASH ONLY!

Coffee By Design Portland Locations:

  • 1 Diamond Street
    207- 874-5400
  • 620 Congress Street
    207-772-5533
  • 67 India Street
    207-780-6767
  • 43 Washington Ave
    207-874-2234

 

 

Freeport Location:

  • 95 Main Street
    (inside the L.L.Bean Flagship Store: Main Street Level)
    (207) 865-2235

 

 

 

 

3. RUSH PASSES – DURING THE FESTIVAL WEEK
* At Fringe Central: Rush Passes can be purchased during Fringe Central hours (info coming soon) during the festival week. Fringe Central will be the ONLY location able to process credit card transactions. Plan ahead!
* At PortFringe Show Venues: Rush Passes can also be purchased at any of our venues, up to one hour prior to the start of the first performance in that venue. Sales at all venues (except Fringe Central) will be CASH ONLY.

 

Handy tips for our “RUSH” Passholders…

Most of the attendees of PortFringe will be using regular “rush” passes. This means that show pass-holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled, or the performance begins – whichever happens first. Excepting special circumstances, there will be NO LATE SEATING at ANY PortFringe SHOW.

There is no way for PortFringe to predict attendance for any given event and there will be sold-out performances. PortFringe offers the following advice for our audience members:

Buy Show Passes in advance. People who already have Passes will be seated before those who do not. And remember – buying multi-show “punch passes” not only gives you a spot in the advance line, but it also saves you money and time at the box office. Visit Fringe Central, or a Coffee By Design location to grab your passes before your show time.

Be early. If you are concerned you may not get into the show of your choice, show up early. The official PortFringe queues for each show will be formed 60 minutes before each show begins. Bring a book. Bring an iPod. Bring a friend. Wait it out.

Plan ahead. Look at the schedule and develop your PortFringe “plan of attack”… PortFringe show start times are staggered by 15 minutes and are no more than one hour in length – if you are turned away from sold-out show that begins at 4:00PM in one venue, there will be a 4:15PM show in another venue.

Above all – Don’t Panic, and HAVE FUN Remember that (with very limited exceptions) each PortFringe production has at least three performances during the festival week – there will multiple opportunities for you to see the shows you’re most excited about, and myriad opportunities to see shows that you know nothing about!


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