Howdy, fringer. We’re happy you’re here.

Your health and wellbeing are our top priority. We’re committed to creating a safer space where community thrives. We’re all in this together – thank you for all you do to help make that possible.

Thank you for supporting your local arts scene! When you attend an event, grab a freshly brewed coffee, or get involved as a volunteer or donor, you help invigorate Edmonton’s theatre industry. And gosh, do we ever love you for it!

As a charitable arts organization passionate about live events and the magic of gathering, we are choosing to uphold safety mitigations that protect the health and wellbeing of all fringers.

Attending an event at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns? We want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Read on for details about our evolving health and community well-being response.

Please note: the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns is home to many community events throughout the year. We collaborate closely with our partners to provide the best possible experience. There may be some instances where more rigorous mitigations – like required masking – are put in place to protect the safety of the artists, volunteers, staff, and patrons involved in a specific event. We strongly recommend you please check the event listing to confirm any health mitigations before purchasing your ticket.


Fringe Theatre is a mask-friendly environment. Patrons visiting the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns are enthusiastically supported in their choice to wear a mask when moving about the theatre and/or when not eating or drinking.

Distancing & Sanitization

Whenever possible, we encourage fringers to please maintain a safe physical distance from those not in your household. Rigorous sanitization practices remain in place throughout our building.

Thank you

Whether you’re seeing a performance in one of our theatre spaces, rehearsing with your creative collaborators, or hunkering down at a table in the Fringe Grounds Cafe to sip a coffee and get some work done, thank you for helping us keep our community safe.


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We acknowledge that we cannot eliminate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. This policy, and all relevant procedures, are put forward with community care in mind. We do everything possible to ensure the safety of all fringers and will continue to update our policies and procedures in accordance with governing bodies as necessary. The information on this page is subject to instant improvement.