We’ve been fringing together for 40 years. We want to fringe with you for 40 more and beyond.
Join us on July 30 for Together We Fringe: A Live Telethon Event. Streaming to you LIVE from the Westbury Theatre from 2pm – 6pm MDT, this fun-loving extravaganza will feature artist performances, interviews, and more than a few surprises as we raise funds for the future of Fringe.
PLUS! On July 30, our friends at EPCOR will match the first $25,000 in donations DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR. When you give on July 30, we all Fringe forever.
Phone lines will be open to accept your gifts from 2PM to 10PM at 780-448-9000 or donate online 24/7.
Special thanks to Lead Partner & Sponsor ATB; EPCOR’s Heart + Soul Fund; and Global Edmonton for their support of our LIVE Telethon Event!
Make a gift today. Your investment will support the future of theatre, and give us the chance to Fringe forever.
Fringe Theatre was born of a revolution. We are a grass roots DIY movement that cultivates ongoing collisions between community and art. We exist because theatre exists, and what exists here during the 11-days of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.
At Fringe Theatre, we cultivate art, celebrate community, put people first, think yes, take risks, thrive on change, honour our past, and push forward.
As a charity, we do all that thanks to the generous support of fringers like you.
When you support Fringe Theatre, you invest in the future of Canadian theatre. Your gift ensures artists continue doing what they do best: entertaining, challenging, and wowing you.
“Fringe is for everyone, and Fringe lets emerging artists know: yup, you can put on a show. The range of expertise is from 0 to 100, but everyone has the
same shot in terms of gathering an audience.” – Michelle Todd, Festival Artist (see more)
“It was hard for me for a long time to go somewhere and be ‘normal’ enough to be in a crowd of people, but guess what? At Fringe, your normal is welcome. Everyone is welcome here. And I love it!” — Terri Aihoshi, Festival Artist (read more)
“The connection between artists and audiences at Fringe is so close. Fringing is accessible for everyone. It really is a community. Fringing brings people together. Artists and audiences alike.”— Christina Augello, Festival Artist
“We all want to fit in and the only way we can fit in is if we find our community. Being on the autism spectrum, it was important to me to present strong autistic characters on stage to create that community and help change the perspective by inspiring people to embrace the beauty of diversity.” — Adam Schwartz, Festival Artist (read more)
Who Your Gift Supports
We’ve supported 38,000+ local, national, and international artists over our 40 year history. Giving to Fringe Theatre directly supports artists.
We’re committed to creating a safe(r) space for brave ideas and big artistic risk, where chance encounters grow into meaningful collaborations, and where messy first inklings become brilliant realizations. Investing in Fringe Theatre is investing in the future of Canadian theatre.
Our Fringe family includes nearly 1,200 dedicated volunteers who give 20,000+ hours every year! A gift to Fringe Theatre helps us continue to provide quality supports for our amazing volunteers.
We employ 200+ summer staff to help Fringe artists, audiences, vendors, and audiences realize their Festival dreams. Many of our summer staff are in the early stages of their careers, and go on to be movers and shakers in the international cultural scene. When you support Fringe Theatre, you kickstart careers.
We’re a cultural hub for arts all year round. The ATB Financial Arts Barns is 33,000 square feet of non-stop-almost-365-days-a-year activity. Giving to Fringe Theatre is giving to the greater Edmonton community.
As the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America, we see 800,000+ visits over 11 days each August alone! Not to mention our audiences over the other 354 days of the year that are jam packed with concerts, weddings, circus, improv, dance, theatre, and other Festivals! Your gift will help keep the spirit of fringing alive forever.
This cancellation of the 2020 Fringe Festival meant we couldn’t gather in celebration of live theatre the same way we have for the last 39 years. For the first time in our 39 history, we didn’t see you this past summer, fringer. Our hearts are still a little tender – summer in Edmonton looked very different, but we know our decision helped our community stay safe and healthy.
The uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic are strange for everyone. Our Fringe family is far reaching and we’re working hard to imagine new ways to support artists, volunteers, patrons, staff, and our community in this new reality.
We’d like to extend some big ol’ heartfelt love to all the artists finding inventive ways to create, spread joy, and share moments of connection with audiences near and far during this strange and trying time. We’re all in this together!
We will adapt. We will continue to be home to creativity, risk, craft, and community. And we will open our doors as soon as it is safe for us to gather again. Theatre will play an important role in healing as we learn to process and understand the impacts of the pandemic.
Connecting artists and audiences is our purpose and passion. We are working hard to discover new ways to keep you connected and ensure theatre continues to thrive. Thank you for your support.
Become a Monthly Donor
Your commitment to give a little each month helps us dream big (and accomplish big!). Even $10 a month is amazing! As a monthly donor, you’ll receive exciting perks like:
- exclusive insider scoops & invites;
- one free ticket voucher;
- a $5 gift card to the Fringe Theatre Souvenir Shop by Echo Promotions; and
- your charitable tax receipt.
Make a Gift by Mail
If snail mail is more your speed, we’d love to be your pen pal (besides, who doesn’t love receiving mail?!). We are happy to accept donations by mail: Fringe Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave, Edmonton AB, T6E 2G9Download a Donation Form
Honour a Loved One
Fringing is for everyone, and chances are you know someone who loves to fringe. Honour that someone special by making a gift in their name.Give in Someone’s Name
Plan a Future Gift
Your legacy will impact future generations of artists and audiences for years to come.Plan a Legacy Gift
The Fringe Festival is the best place to showcase your brand and your commitment to our community. We love finding creative ways to connect you with our 800,000+ fringers.Sponsor the Fringe
Donate your bottles & cans
Drink up so we can fringe on! We’ve partnered with SkipTheDepot, a door-to-door bottle collection service that makes refundable recycling and fundraising easier than finding a seat on a sunny day in our South Big Rock Beer Tent.
- Download the SkiptheDepot app (and select “Fringe Theatre Adventures” as your donation preference);
- Book a pickup;
- Place your bags outside;
- Donate your refund to us; and
- Receive a charitable tax receipt directly from Fringe Theatre!
Volunteer with Us
Honour the Fringe with the gift of your time. When you volunteer with us you join an enthusiastic, diverse family united in their love for fringing, theatre, and community. Our Fringe family consists of nearly 1,200 dedicated volunteers who help us accommodate more than 800,000 patrons each year.Volunteer with Us
Share your Story
We love hearing your favourite memories and why you love the Festival. If you love us, please tell your friends about the Fringe and/or shout your story from the rooftops! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love celebrating our shared love for fringing.
Questions? Thoughts? Don’t be shy. Say hi: email@example.com
Thank you. We love you. We can’t wait to fringe with you again!
Fringe Theatre Adventures Society is a registered charity. Charitable Registration No: 11885 3506 RR0001