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Become a FringeNYC Restaurant Partner!

Our 75,000 audience members like to see a lot of theatre in our downtown venues. . . and they like to eat! If you are a local restaurant, FringeNYC is pleased to provide you with a perfect partnership opportunity. Below is basic information of the program and a form for you to answer a few questions before becoming a FringeNYC restaurant partner. Please contact Gary with any questions regarding your partnership via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


This year, there are big changes to the restaurant sponsorship program. Not only are you our restaurant partner, but you are now our Exclusive FringeNYC, Advance Program Distribution Partners. Last year, the program was distributed as an insert in The Onion. This year, the program will be distributed exclusively in advance, at our restaurant partner locations.

Restaurant Partner Benefits
Exclusive Distribution Point for 2 weeks prior and during 16 days of FringeNYC. That’s 24 days of FringeNYC traffic. Every year, for the last 16 years, New York theater lovers have eagerly anticipated the FringeNYC Festival. Last year, to help build attendance, the entire festival program was distributed two weeks in advance to the New York public. This was extremely popular, and thousands of New Yorkers were actively seeking these programs. This year, for two weeks before the start of the festival, our restaurant partners will be the exclusive distribution points.

Inclusion in Online Map of Program Distribution Locations. We will post a link on FringeNYC.org directing people to the distribution locations. This map will be posted in early June giving an additional month of exposure prior to the actual start of distribution, so you will receive several more weeks of additional exposure. In addition to the 24 days of traffic as a distribution point, this adds 30 more days for a total of over 50 days of FringeNYC traffic!

Ongoing Banner Advertising on FringeNYC.org. Restaurant partners will be featured prominently as generous supporters of FringeNYC, with a link to your web site.

Coupon with logo printed on over 25,000 copies of the Venue Map and Performance Grid. Inserted inside of each program is a large fold out map of venues, with a grid/schedule of all of the performances in the festival. This information packed foldout is referred to over and over again by patrons throughout the entire festival. Most restaurant partners offer some sort of discount or incentive to FringeNYC patrons. Your restaurant, logo, and special offer will be prominently featured on this map and grid.

VIP Pass good for 2 tickets to EVERY SHOW in the festival. This is an exciting benefit because it’s worth more than the cost of your restaurant sponsorship! FringeNYC is made up of about 200 shows, each performing about 5 performances, spread out over about 20 venues around The Village. Each restaurant sponsor receives a VIP pass valid for two seats to every non-sold out show in the festival! You can use these free tickets for anything you want. Use them for yourself, as a perk for your friends and employees, or as a reward for your guests.

How do I become a restaurant partner?
Restaurant partners must be approved by FringeNYC as appropriate in atmosphere, hours, proximity to our venues, and other relevant considerations. Your business applies to be a partner through filling out the form attached. This provides FringeNYC with your business information and the type of deal you choose to offer with someone providing a ticket stub from FringeNYC 2013. The cost for all of the above-mentioned benefits, exposure for over 50 days to Fringe theater lovers, and your VIP pass to every show is $1000. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and somebody will get back to you immediately.

Suggestion of deals:
-Free dessert/appetizer with a meal.
-10% off an entire meal et cetera.
-Free drink with purchase of anything.
-Any other deals would like to offer.

What if I am close to many Venues or not close to one at all?
Sometimes we have several Venues in one location. All Venues will be made aware of the variety of partners in the area and will promote these businesses equally. Your business will also be advertised in the FringeCENTRAL Information Center on our map, so that the FringeNYC Concierges can also direct customers to your business.


In Four Easy Steps:

1) Fill Out the Form Below
2) Choose your Deal and have your Business advertised in our program guide and other festival materials
3) Return your form to us via the fax number or email address on the form
4) Accept coupons from the FringeNYC Guide, FringeNYC Ticket Stubs, Badges and Passes as coupons for your customers


Thank you for your support of The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)!

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FringeNYC? The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. In addition to 1200 incredible performances, FringeNYC includes (click to learn more):


FringeNYC will celebrate its 18th Anniversary August 8th - 24th, 2014.

FringeNYC? Although FringeNYC is a production of The Present Theatre Company, Inc., it takes:
75,000 audience members
5,000 artists
2,000 registered volunteers
1,200 performances
200 shows
20 venues
16 days
15 dollar advance tickets and
2 full-time employees

to make FringeNYC happen.

We do this? Good question! In 1997, our budget was $74,000. Today, it's more than a million dollars. We must seek and secure support from donors in order to "bridge the gap" between rising costs and our desire to keep ticket prices low. Your donation helps us grow to meet the challenges of the future!  Support of FringeNYC has a tremendous impact on indie theatre. We appreciate it!



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