Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes, this is a mask-mandated event. You are required to use a face mask at all times during the event, indoors and outdoors.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend?

We are pro-vaccination and encourage everyone to be vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated or you do not have vaccination evidence with you, you will be asked to complete a Self Assessment Form and your temperature will be taken. Depending on the results of your self assessment, we will decide if you can enter any event.

Do I need to wear a face mask if I am vaccinated?

Yes, if you have been vaccinated you should present evidence of your vaccination, however you will still be required to use a face mask.

Are all events free?

No, most events are free of charge, but not all. Please be aware when reserving your tickets.

Why must I register if the event is free?

Part of our COVID-19 Safety Plan is to keep occupancy below full capacity. This is the only way we can guarantee everyone’s safety by observing social distance.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, you can buy tickets at the door, but we can’t guarantee availability, especially since most shows sell out fast. We strongly recommend advanced ticket purchasing.

Is my free ticket a day pass for ALL events?

No. You will need a ticket for each single event and you may not use the same ticket for more than one event. If you are planning on coming back to see other free events on another day, you will have to register for those events separately.

Can I show up at any time?

Yes, however we recommend to arrive early, theatre’s usually open 15 minutes before show time. Before or after a show, you can enjoy our 4 on-site exhibitions, lounge, cafe.

What if I want to show up for just one show/time slot that is free?

You will need to be registered, either in advance or at the door.

Can I leave and come back as I wish if I'm registered/have a ticket?

Yes, you will need to present your ID and your tickets when coming back.

Is there going to be food and drinks?

Yes, Qué Chévere a Puerto Rican restaurant will be on site with a limited menu but all Puppet Fringe attendees will have a 10% discount at their restaurant located at Essex Market (across the street). Drinks will be sold indoors at Teatro SEA’s Cafe (Wine, Beer, Mixed Drinks) and outside (Soda, Water, Juice).

Are there bathrooms on site?


Is it accessibility friendly?

Access to first floor venues is available, please let us know in advance if assistance is needed. Unfortunately, there are no elevators to the second floor.

Disclaimer: The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC is a production of The Society of the Educational Arts, TeatroSEA.org, The Moran Group and their collaborators. None of these organizations are associated with The Present Theatre Company, Inc., The New York International Fringe Festival or FringeNYC.

For information about the latter, please visit www.fringenyc.org

© International Puppet Fringe NYC, 2021.