COVID-19 Preparedness (March 2022)

Spring Update (March 15, 2022) 

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 revive 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 COVID-19 response.   

Proof of Vaccination 

Fringe Theatre no longer requires proof of vaccination, confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test, or medical exemption of vaccination on entering the ATB Financial Arts Barns for Fringe Theatre produced events or when visiting the Fringe Grounds Cafe.   

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 proof of vaccination or 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 COVID-related mitigations before purchasing your ticket.    


Fringe Theatre is a mask-friendly environment. Patrons visiting the ATB Financial Arts Barns are enthusiastically encouraged to please wear a mask when moving about the theatre and/or when not eating or drinking. 

Staff & volunteers will continue to wear a mask to help keep fringers safe. 

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.    


Questions? We have answers! Please email us at   


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. 


Please find below two resource lists: one for artists looking for theatre- and art-specific info and one for general visitors.  

Artist Resources  

General Alberta and Canada Resources  

*If you are Deaf and use Video Relay Service, you can use the Canada-wide number: 1-866-408-5465 

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