FAQs | Frieze New York 2023
Browse through key FAQs with the quick links below:
What are the dates of the fair?
Frieze New York takes place from May 17-21, 2023. The fair will be open to the public from Thursday, May 18. The invitation-only preview day will be held on Wednesday, May 17.
What is the location of the fair?
The fair is taking place at The Shed, located at 545 West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Transportation options:
- 7 train to 34 St–Hudson Yards
- A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 trains to 34 St–Penn Station
- M11, M12, and M34 buses
- Car drop-off and pick-up point is on West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.
The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. The Shed produces and welcomes innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. Visit theshed.org for information on programs and events.
What are the fair opening hours?
Please check your ticket or pass for your entry time.
Wednesday Preview, May 17 (invitation only): 11am – 7pm
Thursday Preview, May 18 – Saturday, May 20: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, May 21: 11am – 5pm
Please adhere to the time on your ticket or pass for ease of entry. You will only be allowed to enter on the specific date and time listed on your ticket. There is strictly no re-admission.
I have a general admission ticket, can I leave the fair and come back?
No. All general admission tickets are single-entry and re-entry will not be permitted.
Do I need a ticket for my child?
You can bring children under 2 years old without a ticket. If your child is 2 or above, you will need to purchase a child or youth ticket for them.
- All children aged 2 and over need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times
- Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
Can I bring a buggy/stroller?
Strollers and buggies are allowed into the fair.
Where can I purchase a student ticket?
Limited student tickets are available on Saturday from 12pm and Sunday from 11am, on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid student ID will be asked upon entry.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings.
I have another ticket related question
For any ticket related inquiries, please get in touch with Seetickets at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with your booking reference number for further assistance.
I have a question about In Person or Frieze 91 memberships
For any questions about In Person or Frieze 91 Memberships, please visit our membership FAQs page or please contact email@example.com
How should I prepare for my visit? / What are Frieze's COVID-19 guidelines?
New York City has eased COVID-19 restrictions and therefore no masks, proof of vaccination status or negative test results are required to enter the fair. As COVID-19 is still with us, we encourage visitors to take steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 including optional steps such as wearing a face mask within the venue.
Please note, Frieze reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time.
What is your advice for ticket buyers who have COVID-19 symptoms/a positive test result – will you refund them if they are unable to attend?
Anyone who is symptomatic or has a positive test result should remain at home and get in touch with us as soon as possible and before their visit, on frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice with their booking reference number for more information on refunds.
I recently had COVID-19. Can I attend the fair?
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and only recently recovered, then we ask that you refer to the most recent government health advice.
Can I bring my pet to the fair?
There are strictly no pets allowed at the fairs, with the exception of assistance animals.
The fair is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs will be available onsite. Companions/carers tickets are available free of charge. After booking your ticket, please get in touch with us at frieze.seetickets.com/customerservice or via the chatbot on the Seetickets website to arrange a free ticket for your carer.
Can I bring a bag into the fair? Is there a coat check?
Large bags (including, but not limited to, suitcases, backpacks, folding bicycles, scooters) or any large items bigger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches are not permitted inside the fair. A coat check facility and bag drop will be available although space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. We request that where possible visitors keep their belongings with them. Strollers and buggies are allowed into the fair.
Visitors must not bring any of the following items into the fair: food, drink, glass, sharp items, drones, laser pens.
No unauthorized artwork may be brought into the fair.
No unauthorized performances can take place at the fair.
Frieze reserves the right to confiscate any such item(s) from any person entering or at the fair.
Are there any cash machines at the fair?
Frieze fairs are cashless events. Only card payments are accepted.
Are there any toilets or baby changing facilities at the fair?
There are toilet facilities available at the fair, including toilets with easy access for people with reduced mobility, and baby changing facilities.
Is this year's fair map available?
The 2023 fair map is available here
What makes Frieze New York different from other art fairs?
Frieze New York is distinguished from other international art fairs through innovative and rigorous programming, and focused high-quality gallery presentations that act as extensions of gallery exhibitions (either through one-, two-, or three-person presentations or themed group shows). Frieze New York offers the opportunity to encounter an exceptional quality and range of artwork, featuring the world’s most exciting emerging talents together with iconic names in contemporary art.
What is the relationship between Frieze New York and other Frieze fairs?
Frieze New York is a sister fair to Frieze London and Frieze Los Angeles contemporary art fairs. All Frieze fairs are separate editions and applications to each are a discreet process.
Who is the Director of the fair?
Christine Messineo is the Director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York.
How big is the fair?
Frieze New York will bring together over 65 of the most significant and forward-thinking galleries from across the city and around the world. The fair experience will be completed by Frieze Week events across the city.
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