Join us for the 2020 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
August 13 – 23, 2020
in the heart of Old Strathcona
Stay tuned for Festival updates!

COVID-19 Update: As of March 19, 2020, we are mindfully and optimistically planning for the 2020 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival to go forward in August as scheduled. Though the doors to the ATB Financial Arts Barns are closed until at least the beginning of April, the Edmonton Fringe Team is working remotely to support our operations and Festival planning. We will open our doors as soon as it is safe for us to gather again, fringers. Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for all you’re doing to help keep our community safe and healthy. Please stay tuned to our COVID-19 Preparedness plan for updates. Take care of yourselves & each other!


2019 was a record-breaking, memory-making year and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Fringers saw more than 1,900 performances in 50 venues in just 11 days. 147,358 tickets were sold for a grand total of $1.7M at the box office (that’s $1.3M directly into the pockets of artists!). Plus, we celebrated 848,263 visits to site!

We exist because theatre exists, and what exists here during the 11 days of the Festival doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. We are Edmonton-grown and Edmonton-owned, and the vibrant success of Fringe is thanks to the more than 38,000 artists who have bravely taken an artistic risk with us since the Festival exploded onto the scene in 1982.

Thank you for Fringing with us!

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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.