TiFf Special Events

Let’s get Fringey!

Besides seeing the shows, Tampa Fringe 2018 is full of ways that you can make it your festival, or OUR festival, together. Come by our Fringe Central Gaspar’s Grotto, or come along to any of these events!


Wednesday May 2nd – Pre-Fringe Previews @ CL Space 7pm – FREE!



Thursday May 3rd – Open Mic Open Night @ Fringe Central Gaspar’s Grotto 10pm – FREE!

Hosted by Jackson Sturkey alongside the TiFf House Band Mike Milazzo and Dan Ricker! You don’t have to be a TiFf performer to get on stage! Bring us your music, your poetry, your funnies, whatever you want!


Monday May 7th –      Fring-E-Oke @ Gaspar’s Grotto 9pm – FREE!

With Gaspar’s as our new Fringe homebase, how can we not indulge in their karaoke?! After the shows at The Attic & Crowbar, let’s sing it out together!


Tuesday May 8th – “Devising for Fringe” Workshop @ HCC Studio 7pm – FREE!

Want to do a fringe show and don’t know how to start? Are you a performer that has never generated their own work? Come learn some techniques in this practical workshop, hosted in collaboration with the HCC Visual and Performing Arts Department.


Wednesday May 9th – “Tech on the Fly” Workshop @ HCC Studio 10am – FREE!

Tech in 1-2 hours? Taking a show to a place with no tech? Taking the same show to multiple types of venues? Don’t know anything about tech at all? Artist wanting to understand tech more for touring? Come along to this FREE workshop offered in collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Department at HCC.

Friday May 11th – A Light in the Attic Cabaret @ The Attic 12:30AM (doors 12:15AM) Get Tickets HERE

Hosted by Jackson Sturkey, catch some fringe artists doing something different, in a late night cabaret of extravagance! Featuring acts from local burlesquers, the House Band, and some folks that didn’t get in the lottery but are just so fringey we couldn’t resist inviting them. Last year’s cabaret was over-sold, so we recommend grabbing your ticket now online. And don’t worry, the bar at The Attic will be serving!




Saturday May 12th – Closing Night VIP Awards Party @ Fringe Central Gaspar’s Grotto 10pm – FREE!

It’s the VIP party everyone’s been asking for – and everyone’s invited! Because at Tampa Fringe, EVERYONE is VIP! Let’s get fancy – break out the monocles and sequins at Gaspar’s Grotto at the end of the festival for great music from the House band with Jackson Sturkey and the Closing Night Awards.

Join us for our Open Space Panel Discussions Weekdays @ Fringe Central Gaspar’s Grotto 4-530pm – FREE!

  • What is fringe? What is art even? What is Open Space? The right people will converge and figure what needs to be figured out, out. Sound hippie-dippy? Don’t worry, we’ll explain Open Space at the Pre-Fringe Previews, and after that, will post more here so you can bring your feet to the table when the time is right.