Note: This page was last updated on August 31st, 2023.

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The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is an annual theatre Festival produced by Fringe Theatre.  

Every August, Artists and Audiences gather in Edmonton to participate in the largest, longest-running Fringe Festival in North America.  

Offering 185+ indoor theatre shows and 20+ Outdoor Artists across 36+ venues over just 11 days, our Festival has deep roots in the community. We are proud to call the heart of Old Strathcona home.  

Did you know? 

As a charitable arts organization, Fringe Theatre brings community together through the power of storytelling. We support Artists by giving them the tools and platform they need to wow you, entertain you, move you, and challenge you. That’s why Fringe Artists receive 100% of their Festival ticket sales! 

When is the Edmonton Fringe Festival? 

The 43rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival returns to the heart of Old Strathcona August 15-25, 2024!

Located in the heart of Old Strathcona, Fringe is the perfect way to experience all the area has to offer. Our key landmarks are the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue) and ATB Park (known as Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park or Gazebo Park, located at the concern of 104 Street and 83 Avenue). While you’re here, we enthusiastically recommend you check out the awesome nearby shops, restaurants, and businesses. Visit for a list of local businesses to shop, dine at, and explore.  

Bike or Walk 

Make the most of these precious summer days by biking or walking to Festival. Bonus: you won’t have to pay for parking! Bike lock up is available around Old Strathcona. Be sure to bring your own lock! 

Free Fringe Shuttle 

Our free Fringe shuttle will get from the main Festival Grounds to venues in the French Quarter and back again.  

Click here for Fringe Shuttle schedule and stops! 

High-Level Street Car 

Operating on a special Fringe schedule, the historic Streetcar connects Downtown to Old Strathcona via the tippy-top of the High-Level Bridge, giving you a one-of-a-kind view of our beloved river valley before dropping you off on our main Festival Grounds. Visit for more info.  

Edmonton Transit Service 

Riding ETS is a great way to get to Fringe. Take routes 004, 008, 404, or 701 along Whyte Avenue or Gateway Boulevard to get to and from our main Festival Grounds. Plan your route by using the ETS Trip Planner. Visit for more info. 

Dedicated Accessible Transit Service (DATS) drop-off is available near the Festival Grounds – please contact DATS directly to book: 


Please respect our neighbours and resist the temptation to park in the residential streets surrounding Festival Grounds. Check out the list of nearby paid parking lots at 

NOTE: These hours are 2023’s Festival hours. They have been left here for reference as 2024’s hours will be comparable. 

Festival Grounds
August 17 (Thurs): 6:00PM – 12Midnight  

August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 12Noon – 12Midnight  

August 27 (Sun): 12Noon – 8:00PM 

First Aid
August 17 (Thurs): 6:00PM – 12Midnight  

August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 11:00AM – 12Midnight 

August 27 (Sun): 11:00AM – 8:00PM 


August 17 (Thurs): 6:00PM – 10:30PM  

August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 11:00AM – 10:30PM  

August 27 (Sun): 11:00AM – 7:00PM 


August 17 (Thurs): 6:00PM – 11:00PM  

August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 12Noon – 11:00PM  

August 27 (Sun): 12Noon – 7:00PM 

Or, shop for your fave Fringe merch online any time here! 

August 18 – 27: 10:30AM – 5:30PM 

Fringe Theatre Administration Office 

August 17 (Thurs) – August 26 (Sat): 9:00AM – 9:00PM  

August 27 (Sun): 9:00AM – 8:00PM 

If you purchase tickets online or by phone, your e-tickets will be emailed to you. Everyone requires a ticket (e-ticket or printed ticket) to access a show. Reminder: you’ll need to show your ticket on your smartphone to get scanned into your show.  

You can snag your tickets online anytime, lace up those fringing shoes, grab your smartphone, and head straight to the venue to have your e-ticket scanned. If you have your e-tickets, you don’t need to stop at a Box Office to have tickets printed. 

Show tickets range from $9 to $18.  

Some shows offer special pricing for the littlest Fringers, Students, and/or Seniors. Our listed tickets (in the Festival Guide and online) are inclusive of the ticket price and service fee. What you see is what you pay. 

Did you know Artists set their own ticket price? 100% of that ticket price goes directly into their pockets. 

As a charitable organization, Fringe Theatre charges a service fee of up to $3 per ticket to support basic Festival operations. Our service fee helps us continue to amplify Artists’ stories by providing them with the infrastructure they need to share their art with you. 

Please note: 2023 Festival Passes are no longer available. 

Festival passes allow you to reserve up to two (2) tickets to any Festival or Holdover Series performance.  

  • Frequent Fringer Pass: $140 for ten (10) tickets  
  • Double Fringer Pass: $280 for twenty (20) tickets 

Passes go on sale Wednesday, August 9 at 12Noon. Snag your pass online, by phone, or in person.

Pass sales are limited, so please act quickly! 

Limited to one pass per person. Tickets are subject to availability – make sure you book your tickets as soon as possible! 

Please note: Passes are non-transferrable and only valid for shows at the 2023 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the 2023 Holdover Series. Pass tickets may be used for any Festival show but are subject to availability. Discounts and passes may not be used with any additional offers or bought, sold, or exchanged for cash. 

All ticket sales are final – sorry, no refunds or exchanges.

The only exception is if Fringe cancels or changes the schedule of a performance.  

Questions? Please email 

Festival Guides are sold at on Festival Grounds at the: 

  • Fringe Theatre Arts Barns Box Office; 
  • 83 Avenue Info Booths; and 
  • Festival Merch Booths. 

With 34 venues and more than 185+ indoor shows featuring Artists from around the world, we are North America’s largest, longest-running Fringe Theatre Festival.

Find information more information on show listings, venues and maps here!

We strive to make theatre accessible and continually work with our community to address barriers and find solutions so everyone can fringe to their fullest. We provide an accessibility overview of the venues in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns. For more, click here.

If you require a wheelchair stall, please inform our Box Office Staff either in-person or over the phone (780- 409-1910) when you are purchasing your ticket. 

 Tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability, so please contact us in person or by phone at 780- 409-1910. 

Venue accessibility information is also available when booking your tickets. Please note: many venues used during Festival are operated by third parties. 

Every day, discount tickets are available to select performances.  

Discount tickets must be purchased in person at any Festival Box Office.  

Discount tickets vary by day. Shows offering discounted tickets are posted daily here. 

Thanks for your interest! To learn more about volunteering and apply to join in the fun, please click here. While we love enthusiasm, it may be too late to volunteer at the 2023 Festival.  

 Please sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter to be amoung the first to hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities, including when applications open for next year’s Festival.  

Created especially for children, KidsFringe inspires creativity and play for children ages 12 and under (and their adults)! All shows and activities at KidsFringe are FREE! 

KidsFringe is located in Light Horse Park (10324 85 Avenue) on the North part of Festival Grounds. 

KidsFringe Hours: August 18 – 27: 10:30AM – 5:30PM. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult at KidsFringe.  

Learn more about KidsFringe Special Events, Kids Stage, Kids Park, and all the activities we offer here

The 2023 ATB Golden Ticket contest runs August 9 – 24, 2023.  

One ATB Golden Ticket to the 2024 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival will be awarded to one winner, including:        

  • 100 tickets to shows at the 2024 Fringe Festival; 
  • VIP parking for the 2024 Festival;
  • 3-night stay at the Metterra or Varscona Hotels on Whyte;
  • $250 in spending money;
  • Dinner for two at Chianti Café and Restaurant; and
  • Two tickets to the 2024 Festival Wrap Party!   

Enter to win the golden Fringe experience here. Did you know that you can enter the contest more than once? 

Check out #ATBGoldenTicket for even more ways to enter! The more times you enter, the more likely you are to win…

No summer is complete without a stop at a Fringe Festival patio or tent for beer, wine, cider and canned cocktails. Seriously. Sit and chill in sweet sweaty summer luxury at one of our many fabled patios. Minors are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  

Every liquor tent and patio features and incredible line up by Sea Change Brewing Co., Eau Claire Distillery, Village Brewery, and Borsao Bodegas.  

Patio Hours: 

  • August 17 (Thu): 6:00PM – 12Midnight 
  • August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 12Noon – 12Midnight 
  • August 27 (Sun): 12Noon – 7:00PM  

Patio Locations: 

  • ATB Park – located between 83 and 84 Avenue, just off 104 Street. 
  • Maclab Development Group Wine Tent – located between 83 and 84 Avenue, just off 103 street. 
  • Sea Change North Beer Tent – located south of 85 Avenue and north of the Streetcar tracks. 

Please note: 

  • The last call for liquor service is one hour before closing.  
  • Patios may periodically close for private events. Want to host an event during the Fringe Festival? Contact us at:


Visit the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns lobby or the gazebo in ATB Park to snag your limited-edition theme Fringe merch. Or shop merch anytime online.  

Merchandise Hours: 

  • August 17 (Thurs): 6:00PM – 11:00PM 
  • August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 12Noon – 11:00PM
  • August 27 (Sun): 12Noon – 7:00PM  

Remember to check out Artisan Alley on 84 Avenue to explore our amazing Artisan vendors for that one-of-a-kind souvenir. 

Our free shuttle will get you from the main Festival Grounds to venues in Edmonton’s beautiful French Quarter and back again.

2023 Fringe Shuttle Schedule:
August 17 (Thu) 8:00pm – 12Midnight
August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat) 12Noon – 12Midnight
August 27 (Sun) 12Noon – 8:00pm

Fringe Shuttle Stops: 

  • Festival Grounds: East side of 103 Street at the 83 Avenue intersection (same location as the Festival DATS pick up and drop off). The shuttle arrives on the hour (:00) and half hour (:30) 
  • French Quarter: La Cite Francophone (8627 91 Street): The shuttle arrives at quarter after (:15) and quarter to (:45) 
  • Mill Creek: North side of 82 Avenue at the 95 Street intersection. The shuttle arrives at twenty after (:20) and ten to (:50) 

To learn more about stops and schedule, please visit 

Located in Studio A inside the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns, First Aid is standing by to patch you up.  Please note, First Aid does not have any medication.  

First Aid Hours:
August 17 (Thurs): 6:00PM – 12Midnight
August 18 (Fri) – August 26 (Sat): 11:00AM – 12Midnight  

August 27 (Sun): 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Located in Orange Hall (next door to the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns), our Security is standing by to help keep you safe. They also collect lost and found items.  

  • If you are seeking a lost item during Festival, please visit Orange Hall.  
  • If you are seeking a lost item after Festival, please get in touch ( or 780-448-9000) or visit our Administrative Office inside the Arts Barns.

Our Festival Grounds are too loud and crowded for our non-human friends. For the safety and well-being of pets and Fringers alike, please keep all animals at home unless they’re an on-the-clock service animal. 

No. The Fringe Festival Grounds are smoke free. No smoking cigarettes or cannabis, or vaping on Festival Grounds.  

When you fringe with us, you join a community that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and safe. We believe in creating spaces that celebrate creative risk. To do that, we recognize our duty to grow and foster authentic safer spaces. This requires commitment, accountability, and support from everyone in our community.  

If you witness or experience harassment, violence, or discrimination, please tell us. We will listen. We will help you:  

Thank you for helping make Fringe safer for everyone.  

We’re here to help make your Fringe awesome.

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Senior prices are available for anyone aged 65+. We allow patrons to self-identify as seniors. Senior IDs are not required. Artists set their own ticket prices – some shows will offer a senior price, and some may not.

Student prices are available for anyone who attends school, no matter what their age. We allow patrons to self-identify as students. Student IDs are not required. Artists set their own ticket prices – some shows will offer a Student price, and some may not.

Fringe Theatre Holdover Series tickets are on sale now!

Your LAST CHANCE to catch these MUST-SEE shows of The 42nd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival: The Answer is Fringe!

Curated by Fringe Theatre’s Artistic Director Murray Utas, the official Fringe Holdover Series puts a spotlight on all the weird, wild, and unexpected Festival has to offer.

Buy tickets now!