Questions? We have answers! We’re here to help make your Fringe awesome.  

Below, find the answers to the questions we get asked most regularly. Just click the question to reveal the answer. 

Not finding the info you need below? We’ve got you (and we’ll find the answer to your questions, too!). Email us at hello@fringetheatre.ca, send us a message, send us a question via our social media channels (@edmontonfringe), or give us a call at 780-409-1910. 

The Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival is an annual theatre Festival produced by Fringe Theatre. 

Every August, artists descend upon Edmonton to participate in the largest, longest-running Fringe Festival in North America. 

Offering 160+ shows across 27+ venues over just 11 days, our Festival has deep roots in the community. We are proud to call  the heart of Old Strathcona home. 

Fringe Festivals create creative collisions between artists and audience. Fringe Theatre is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. As a member we follow these core principles: 

  • Shows are unjuried and uncensored to inspire artistic innovation through audience-driven curation; 
  • Artists are selected through a lottery process to ensure a wide range of ability and talent; 
  • Artists receive 100% of the ticket price, because no artist should starve and all artists should reap the benefits of their hard work; and 
  • The Festival provides opportunities for everyone to participate!

The 41st Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival returns to the heart of Old Strathcona August 11-21, 2022! Keep up to date by checking out our Festival page.

PS – join us August 10 at 6:30pm in McIntyre Park for the return of the FREE Fringe Street Party featuring The Halluci Nation, Sudan Archives, Sampler Cafe, Tzadeka & the Murder Hornettes & more!

 

Located in the heart of Old Strathcona, Fringe is the perfect way to experience all the area has to offer. Our key landmarks are the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns and ATB Park (known as Wilbert McIntyre Park or Gazebo Park). While you’re here, we enthusiastically recommend you explore all our neighbouring shops, restaurants, and businesses. Need help deciding where to start? Check out oldstrathcona.ca. 

Getting to the Festival is a breeze, no matter where you are coming from!

Bike or Walk

Make the most of these precious summer days by biking or walking to Festival. It’s good for the environment, good for you, and reduces traffic congestion. Bonus: you won’t have to pay for parking! Or drive around endlessly looking for a parking spot! Bike parking lots are available on site, but be sure to bring your own locks! 

Free Fringe Shuttle

The Free Fringe Shuttle is back! We’ll help you get from the main site to the French Quarter and back again, all in time to see your next show.  

FREE FRINGE SHUTTLE MAP & SCHEDULE

Edmonton Transit Service

Edmonton Transit is our transportation of choice for getting to Fringe! Riding ETS is a great way to travel that’s better for the environment and lighter on your wallet. With several bus routes along Whyte Ave, taking transit helps reduce traffic around the site. Plus, you might just meet fellow fringers! Take routes 8, 701, 4, 404, 523, or 9 along Whyte Ave or Gateway Boulevard to get to and from Fringe. You can also plan your own personal route by using the Transit app or ETS Trip Planner. 

ETS TRIP PLANNER

High Level Streetcar

Commuting doesn’t get much more spectacular than this! Operating on a special Fringe Festival schedule, the streetcar connects downtown to Old Strathcona via the tippy-top of the High Level Bridge, giving you a one-of-a-kind view of our beautiful city before dropping you off right on our doorstep. 

HIGH LEVEL STREETCAR

Parking

We know it can be a drag to find parking in the area. But imagine how much worse it must be for the locals who compete with avid fringers each year to get parking in front of their own homes! Please respect our neighbours and resist the temptation to park in the residential streets surrounding the Festival site. Check out the list of paid parking lots that can be found at oldstrathcona.ca/visit. 

FIND PARKING

Looking for more?

Questions? We have answers! Read up on our FAQs or visit out Plan Your Visit page to learn about how to get around, where to stay, festival tips, and more!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Festival Site
Aug 11 (Thu) 6:00PM – 12Midnight
Aug 12 (Fri) – Aug 20 (Sat) 12Noon – 12Midnight
Aug 21 (Sun) 12Noon – 8:00PM

First Aid
Aug 11 (Thu) 6:00PM – 12Midnight
Aug 12 (Fri) – Aug 20 (Sat) 12Noon – 12Midnight
Aug 21 (Sun) 12Noon – 8:00PM

Box Office
Please visit the Box Office Info page: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/festival/box-office-info/

Information & Merchandise
Aug 11 (Thu) 6:00PM – 10PM
Aug 12 (Fri) – Aug 20 (Sat) 12Noon – 10PM
Aug 21 (Sun) 12Noon – 7:00PM

*or you can shop for your fave Fringe merch online any time at shop.fringetheatre.ca

KidsFringe
Aug 12 (Fri) – Aug 20 (Sat) 10:30AM – 5:30PM

Fringe Theatre Administration Office
Aug 11 (Thurs) – Aug 20 (Sat) 9AM – 9PM
Aug 21 (Sun) 9AM – 8PM

Tickets on sale NOW! Tickets are available online, over the phone at 780-409-1910, or in person at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue). During the Festival, tickets can be purchased at any of our Box Office locations. Click here a full list of Box Office locations and hours

E-ticketing is finally here, fringers! Snag your tickets online anytime at fringetheatre.ca, lace up those fringing shoes, grab your smartphone, and head straight to the venue to have your e-ticket scanned. No need to stop by a Box Office before your show to print your ticket (unless you don’t have a smartphone with you or you’re someone who loves collecting ticket stubs, in which case we’ll happily print your ticket at the nearest Box Office location)! Reminder: you’ll need to show your ticket on your smartphone to get scanned into your show. Everyone requires a ticket (e-ticket or printed ticket) to access a show. 

 

Show tickets range in price from $13 to $16, with special pricing for littlest fringers, students, and seniors.

Artists set the price of the ticket and receive 100% of that ticket price.

As a charitable organization, Fringe Theatre charges a service fee of up to $3 per ticket to support basic Festival operations. This ensures we continue to amplify artists’ stories by providing them with the infrastructure they need to share their art with you.

New this year, we’re listing an inclusive ticket price in the Festival Guide and online. This price includes the ticket price set by the artist plus the service fee. What you see is what you pay at the Box Office!

Yes, passes are back! 

Festival passes allow you to reserve up to two (2) tickets to any performance. There are two types of passes:

Frequent Fringer Pass: $120 for ten (10) tickets

Double Fringer Pass: $240 for twenty (20) tickets

Passes are available for purchase at 12Noon on August 3 online at fringetheatre.ca, by phone at 780-409- 1910, or in person at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns or Tix on the Square. Passes are available until August 10, so act quickly!

Please note: Passes are non-transferrable and only valid for shows at the 2022 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the 2022 Holdover Series. Pass tickets may be used for any Festival show but are subject to availability. Limited to one pass per person. Discounts and passes may not be used in combination with any additional offers, and may not be bought, sold, or exchanged for cash.

Good news, fringers: the Festival Guide is back in print (and parts of it are online, too)!

Festival Guides are on sale now for $12. Click here for our list of amazing retail partners where you can find your trusty Guide!

We are the destination with the most! With 27 venues and more than 160 shows featuring artists from around the world, we are North America’s largest, longest-running Fringe Theatre Festival.

Find information on show listings, venues, maps and more here: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/plan-your-trip/schedules-maps/

We strive to make theatre accessible for everyone. We provide an accessibility overview of the venues in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns. For more, please visit: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/plan-your-trip/accessibility/

Wheelchair stalls for venues may be purchased in person at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns Box Office or by phone. Tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability, so please contact us in person or by phone at 780- 409-1910.

Wheelchair stalls for venues may be purchased in person at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns Box Office or by phone. Tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability, so please contact us in person or by phone at 780- 409-1910.

Discover daily deals on Festival performances by checking online at fringetheatre.ca or at any Box Office location during Festival. Each day, discounts are available to select performances. These deals are announced daily at the Box Office and online at fringetheatre.ca/daily-discount/.

Thanks for being interested in joining our amazing team of Volunteers! We can’t do what we do without them.

To learn more about volunteering and apply to join in the fun, please visit our volunteer page: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/volunteer/  

As a charitable arts organization passionate about live events and the magic of gathering, we do what we can to protect the health and wellbeing of fringers to the best of our ability.

The Edmonton Fringe Festival is a mask-friendly environment. Fringers are enthusiastically supported in their choice to wear a mask. Rigorous sanitization practices remain in place in all Fringe-operated venues. Reminder: if you’re not feeling well, please head on home.

Yes! FringeTV returns with a surprising lineup of livestream content beaming to your side of the screen, wherever you find yourself in the world. 

No matter your age, Fringe is your destination to learn, play, grow, make new friends, and try new things. We’re proud to announce that after a two-year hiatus, KidsFringe is BACK! Located north of the main site in Light Horse Park (10324 85 Ave NW), this Festival within a Festival is a special oasis just for our littlest fringers and their caregivers.

Jam-packed with FREE family fun, KidsFringe invites you to fringe to your fullest (even if that means getting your Fringe on before nap time).

You bet your fringe tickets there is! The ATB Golden Ticket Contest is back!

Enter to win and make your next Fringe golden! The 2022 ATB Golden Ticket contest runs August 3 – 19, 2022.  

Check out #ATBGoldenTicket to join in the fun and you could win 100 Festival show tickets, VIP parking, cash, and so much more! 

The more you play along, the better your changes of winning the ultimate Fringe experience.

You know it. No summer is complete without a stop at one of our Fringe Festival patios! You can down a cold one in our Big Rock Beer Tents, ATB Community Patio, or Maclab Development Group Wine Tent under the waning summer sun. Learn more here: https://www.fringetheatre.ca/plan-your-trip/patios/

Shop for your fave Fringe merch online any time at shop.fringetheatre.ca or visit any of our Information & Merchandise tents on site. Refer to our site map for details.

Yes! The Free Fringe Shuttle is back! We’ll get you from the main site to the French Quarter and back again. Click here for the Shuttle Map and Schedule.

If you get a bump or scrape while fringing to your fullest, our First Aid team is here to patch you up and get you back on your feet! First Aid is in Studio A inside the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns. If you need immediate assistance or aren’t near Studio A, chat with any of our friendly Volunteers and Staff with radios or visit an Information Service Booth or Box Office to get in contact with First Aid. Please note, First Aid does not have any medication on site.

Located in Orange Hall (next door to the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns), Security is available during Festival site hours. They’re here to help keep you safe, and they collect lost and found items. Helpful! After Festival, if you are still looking for an item, send us an email at hello@fringetheatre.ca, visit our administrative office at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns, or call us at 780-448-9000 to see if we have your lost item.

Sorry, no pets on site. We’d love nothing more than to welcome every puppy in the city to come hang out with us for 11 days, but with more than 800,000 visitors, our site is too loud and crowded for our non-human friends. For the safety and well-being of pets and patrons alike, please keep all animals at home unless they’re an on-the-clock service animal.

No. The Fringe Festival site is completely smoke free. No smoking cigarettes or cannabis, or vaping on site.

When you fringe with us, you join a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and safe community. We believe in creating spaces that celebrate creative risk where community thrives. Creating an authentic safer space requires commitment, accountability, and support from everyone. Thank you for helping make Fringe safer for everyone. If you witness or experience harassment, violence, or discrimination, please tell us. We will listen. We will help you: fringetheatre.ca/saferspaces

We’re here to help make your Fringe awesome. Email us at hello@fringetheatre.ca and we’ll get back to you ASAP!