What Show(s) Should I see?!

Whether you’re new to the Fringe Festival or a veteran of the festivities, choosing a show (or two) to see can be a tricky task. But never fear! We’re here to take the pressure off — click the button below and let us randomly select a show for you!

August 17-27

Tickets Shows FAQ

All the details you need to get your Fringe on can be found below or within a few simple clicks.

Festival Hours & Info

Please visit Box Office Information for detailed information on all ticket purchase options, Box Office hours & locations.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Aug 27 (Sun) 11:00am – 8:00 pm

Your one stop shop for all questions Festival. Located at the ATB Community Gazebo, near the 103 St and 83 Ave entrance, and in the ATB Financial Arts Barns lobby.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Aug 27 (Sun) 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bustling with activities for tiny Fringers, KidsFringe is located North of 85 Ave along Calgary Trail.

Aug 17 (Thu) Closed

August 18 (Fri)-23 (Wed) 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Aug 24 (Thu) & 25 (Fri) 10:00 am-7:30 pm

Aug 26 (Sat) & 27 (Sun) 10:00 am-6:00 pm

KidsFringe Schedule

Aug 17 (Thu) shows begin at 8:00 pm

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 27 (Sun) shows begin at 11:00 am

Explore our Shows!

ATB Outdoor Stage & West Edmonton Mall Outdoor Stage

Aug 17 (Thu) 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm (Opening Ceremonies)

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 12:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Aug 27 (Sun) 12:15pm – 8:00 pm

Outdoor Schedule

Busker schedules are determined daily by lottery and can be found daily at any Information Booth on site or on the blog.


Bring snacks or a picnic and take a break in the shade of this family-friendly patio. Located South of 85 Ave between Knox Church and the streetcar tracks.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – Midnight

Aug  18 – 26 (Fri-Sat) 11:00 am – Midnight

Aug 27 (Sun) Noon- 6:00 pm

A great place to spot Fringe artists and people watch. The North Tent can be found South of 85 Ave just North of the streetcar tracks. Persons under the age of 18 are welcome until 6:00 pm if accompanied by an adult.

The South Tent is located behind the ATB Outdoor Stage and permits only patrons over the age of 18.

Hours for North and South Tents

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – Midnight

Aug 18-26 (Fri-Sat) Noon – Midnight

Aug 27 (Sun) Noon – 6:00 pm

Stop by for some musical entertainment at this family-friendly patio. Persons under the age of 18 are permitted when accompanied by and adult until 6:00 pm. Located on 83 Ave between 103 and 104 St.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – Midnight

Aug 18- 26 (Fri-Sat) 4:00 pm – Midnight

Aug 27 (Sun) Noon – 6:00 pm

Be the fringiest! From mugs and t-shirts to limited edition posters, 100% of proceeds from all the gear sold supports Fringe artists. Located North of the ATB Financial Arts Barns.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 12 noon  – 10:00 pm

Aug 27 (Sun) 12 noon – 8:00 pm

With more than 50 vendors there’s no end to tasty treats and local goods. Learn more and plan your shopping spree.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Aug 27 (Sun) 11:00am – 8:00 pm

Located in the lobby inside the ATB Financial Arts Barns.

Aug 17 (Thu) 6:00 pm – Midnight

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 11:00 am – Midnight

Aug 27 (Sun) 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Located next to Orange Hall, Security is available during Festival site hours. Not only are they here to keep you safe, but they’ll also collect those lost and found items.  Haven’t we all forgotten something at some point?

Located in the Southeast entrance of the ATB Financial Arts Barns.

Aug 17 (Thu) 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Aug 18 (Fri) – Aug 26 (Sat) 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Aug 27 (Sun) 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

50/50 Raffle

Minimum jackpot is $20,000!

Tickets available Aug 17 – 27 at the ATB Community Gazebo on the Festival Site.

1 ticket for $10, 15 tickets for $25, 50 tickets for $50

  • 86,000 tickets will be sold.
  • Winner will recieve 50% of the total revenue from tickets sold.
  • Winning ticket will be drawn on September 8, 2017 at 11AM at Stride Management Corp. (3950 12 NE Calgary AB).
  • Proceeds support Fringe Theatre Adventures Society.
  • Tickets may only be purchased or sold within Alberta.

Holdover Series

In case you missed them, our team selects a few of the best shows from the Fringe Festival and holds them for an extended run. The Holdover Series shows are announced and tickets go on sale Friday, August 25.

Picks of the Fringe

Each year patrons vote on their favourite Fringe show to receive the Patrons’ Pick of the Fringe Award. Cast your vote and you are automatically entered to win six tickets for the Holdover Series!

To vote on your favourite 2017 show:

  1. Save you ticket stub – write your name and phone number on the back of the ticket stub from your favourite show.
  2. Vote at the ballot box – Drop the stub in the ballot box at the ATB Community Gazebo.

Voting closes at 11:59PM on Saturday, Aug 26. The winner will be contacted on Monday, Aug 28, 2017.