Welcome to the
PORTFRINGE 2019
BOX OFFICE
Sponsored by Coffee By Design!


THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO GET YOUR PORTFRINGE ON:


ONLINE, SHOW-SPECIFIC SINGLE TICKETS

Purchase tickets to the specific performances you want to see, when you want to see them, using secure, convenient online ticketing! Online tickets are available only until the day before any given performance. You will not be able to buy show-specific tickets on the same day the show is taking place.  Pre-purchased tickets will be waiting under your name at the door before your chosen performance(s).  Show-specific single tickets are $11.00 + a $2.50 processing fee. 

PORTFRINGE ALL-RUSH SHOW PASSES

Purchase the legendary PortFringe rush passes good for ANY show in the festival! Available as single passes, or in the form of 3, 9 and unlimited “punch cards” (multi-show discounts apply!), these passes are available at all Portland Coffee By Design locations (cash only) throughout the month of June, and at all PortFringe venues (cash only) during the festival. More details about the all-rush pass system below.

VOLUNTEER &
EARN FREE PASSES!

PortFringe relies entirely on the generosity of our volunteers. You can earn free show passes (up to and including the VIP unlimited show SuperPass) in exchange for your volunteer hours! Whether you’re interested in helping with box office, marketing, technical operations, or providing housing for PortFringe touring artists, we’ll shower you with gratitude and free fringe performances!

HOW PORTFRINGE RUSH PASSES WORK
All Sales Are Final. No Refunds

Since our first festival in 2012, 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 are available for our 2019 Festival:

  • Single Show Pass — $12.00 ( including $1 surcharge) 
    redeemable for one individual to one show
  • 3-Show Punch Pass — $32.00 (including $1 surcharge)
    redeemable for one individual to three shows
  • 9-Show Punch Pass — $85.00 (including $1 surcharge)
    redeemable for one individual to nine shows
  • VIP SuperPass — $150.00 (including $1 surcharge)
    redeemable for one individual to an unlimited number of shows

ALL rush pass sales are $$$ CASH ONLY $$$ at VENUES– Please Plan Ahead! You can still purchase passes with credit cards at Fringe Central after June 2, 2019.


HOW AND WHERE TO PURCHASE RUSH PASSES

Reminder: All sales are final. No refunds

  • At Fringe Central: Rush Passes can be purchased during Fringe Central hours (from 12 noon onward, each day) during the festival week. Arrive early and Plan ahead! Sales at Fringe Central will be CASH or CREDIT CARD sales.
  • 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 show venues -except Fringe Central- will be CASH ONLY.
  • At Coffee By Design locations of Portland: Rush Passes may be purchased with CASH  at any Portland area Coffee By Design location. Sales at all Coffee By Design locations 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 gets you in line faster, but it also saves you money and time at the box office. 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 often start forming about 30 minutes before each show begins. Bring a book. Bring some earbuds. 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 15-30 minutes and are no more than one hour in length – if you are turned away from sold-out show that begins at 7:00PM in one venue, there will be a 7:15PM show in another venue.

Above all – Don’t Panic, and HAVE FUN Remember that (with very limited exceptions) each PortFringe production has at least four 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!

Questions?
Email: portfringe@gmail.com