The 36th Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival takes place August 17-27, 2017.

Thank you for helping us celebrate our 35th Fringe Festival in 2016! The festival may be over, but don’t fret! You can continue fringing all year — check out the current season of exciting shows that we have lined up at the ATB Financial Arts Barns!

The 2017 Fringe Festival Lottery Artists Have Been Announced!

More than 300 artists applied to be a part of our festival, and 103 of those artists have been granted a main stage venue spot at the Fringe — you can view the full list of Lottery Artists here!

Festival Volunteers

It takes more than 1,200 volunteers to execute the Fringe Festival in Edmonton! Volunteer applications open in March and close in August — apply here and come be part of the magic!

Sponsorships and Donations

Your generous donations allow us to grow the festival and continue to support art and artists — creativity makes our Edmonton community even more vibrant and elevates us on the world stage! You can learn more about how to donate here.

We have many sponsorship opportunities available, and we are always open to hearing your creative sponsorship ideas!

About the Festival

Fringe Theatre is proud to produce the Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival, the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America. Anchored in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood, our 2016 Festival showcased over 1,600 performances from 1,200 local, national and international artists at more than 50 indoor and outdoor venues.

Fringing is for everyone and last year we saw a record number of visits, with more than 850,000 over the 11 day Festival! We are grateful to everyone who helped make last year a success. And, we look forward to seeing you again at the Fringe Festival Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Driving Force, on August 17, 2017.