The 38th Annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
August 15 – 25
in the heart of Old Strathcona

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.

Each year, more than 1,600 artists from around the world come together to fringe. Our Festival is unjuried and uncensored, which means artists from all backgrounds – whether emerging or established – can participate. Some of the world’s most beloved artists have gotten their start right here at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and our Festival continues to have a lasting impact on the future of theatre in North America.

Stay tuned – show information will be available in early August. In the meantime, brush up on How to Fringe and get ready to go wild in Old Strathcona 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.