COVID-19 Preparedness

Updated: November 26, 2020 

Howdy Fringers –   

How you holding up? You okay out there? Thanks for all you’re doing to help keep our community safe. We sure do miss you. We can’t wait to gather with you again as soon as it’s safe to do so.  

Thank you for your ongoing support! From shopping our Holiday Gift Guide, to snapping up exclusive Fringe Theatre merch, to noshing on made-with-care delights from our Fringe Grounds Café, to becoming a monthly donor, we’re grateful for all the ways you Fringe with us all year long, even in trying times.    

On November 24, 2020, the Alberta Government issued new targeted public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. These measures include a restriction on festivals and events. Fringe Theatre will be reducing most of our activity in the coming three weeks in solidarity with these new measures, and out of care and concern for our community.   

Our Fringe Grounds Café will maintain regular hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am – 6pm. Grabbing a made-with-care meal to go, or a freshly brewed Grizzlar coffee is an awesome way to continue supporting us. 

We are committed to doing what is necessary to protect the health of our community so we may ensure arts returns stronger than ever.  

Want to know what to expect when visiting the ATB Financial Arts Barns? Click below to learn more! 

COVID-19 Audience Information 


Help Us Help Artists

Artists are at the heart of everything we do. Countless cultural sector careers have been put on hold because of the pandemic. We look forward to collaborating with our creative community here in Edmonton, across Canada, and internationally to help get artists back on their feet.   

We’d like to extend some big ol’ heartfelt Fringe love to all the artists finding inventive ways to create, spread joy, and share moments of connection with audiences near and far during this strange and trying time. We’re all in this together! 

If you’re able and moved to give today, this week, or even in the future, please know your financial support will help us help artists as we grow through this difficult time. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt (and our unending love and gratitude!).   

Give a little, help a lot 

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Please find below a list of community and health resources. Have more to add to this list? Please contact   

Wash those hands, wear those masks, take care of yourselves and each other, Fringers 

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