The Fringe that Never Was
August 13 – 23, 2020
Online from the comfort of wherever you are!

The Fringe that Never Was is a digital celebration of art, community, and togetherness (even when we’re apart). Join us for the Tears, Beers & Tickets You’ll Never Use Telethon on August 5, then settle in for 11-days of digital Fringe shows, interviews, parties and more featuring some of your fave Fringe artists! It’ll look and feel a whole lot different without the Festival, but gosh darnit, ain’t nothing gonna keep a good Fringe down. Stay tuned for updates!

PS – The Fringe That Never Was is absolutely, 100%, definitely NOT a Festival!

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.  

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Tears, Beers & Tickets You'll Never Use

Give Now, Fringe Forever

A LIVE Fringe Telethon

Operators are Standing by!

Fringe Souvenir Shop

Shop Fringe Merch!

The Edmonton Fringe is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). CAFF unites, supports, empowers, and strengthens its 33 member festivals in order to cultivate and foster independent artistic exploration for artists and audiences across North America.

Fringe Theatre is also a proud member of FAME (Festivals and Major Events Canada), an organization which seeks to increase political awareness of the importance of festivals and events in Canada as an economic driver, key export industry, and a sector of future growth and development.