Sometimes it simply isn’t possible for the show(s) to go on. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 39th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.  

Our priority is the health and safety of all Fringers, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis demands we take extreme measures.  

The decision to cancel is difficult, emotional, but necessary.  

Our hearts are with our creative community. We know your careers have been put on hold because of the pandemic. Artists are at the heart of everything we do. To the performers, playwrights, directors, designers, technicians, stage managers, producers, and many others who help make theatre magic happen: we stand with you.  

We will fringe again, and we look forward to celebrating the 40th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 12 – 22, 2021. 

Regarding 2020 application fees, Lottery Artists have the option to:  

  • Request a refund of your application fee in full;  
  • Request a refund of your application fee in full, and opt-in for a first right of refusal spot in the 2021 Festival; or  
  • Defer your current application fee to the 2021 Festival by leaving that fee in trust with Edmonton Fringe. 

To process your application, please fill out the form below. Once you have filled out the form, our programming department reach out directly with more details. 

If you are requesting a refund, please be patient with usWe will do our best to get it done as quickly as possible but expect some delay as staff work remotely and deal with a high volume of refunds.  

The realities of the pandemic are changing daily, and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible. We don’t have the all the answers yet, but we are here to support you and find solutions that help artists. Please email for support.