Your investment in Fringe Theatre today will support the future of theatre and help artists, audiences, volunteers, and our community fringe forever.

Together, we’ve shared countless unforgettable moments over the 40 years of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival; moments we never could have imagined possible way back in 1982 when we first got our start.

“The Fringe Festival definitely provides a launchpad for artists. A very, very important launchpad. It’s such an amazing place for artists to come and make a statement, bring their confidence up, and go conquer the world if they want to.” – k.d. lang (watch more)

Fringe Theatre was born of a revolution. We are a grass roots DIY movement that cultivates ongoing collisions between community and art. 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)

Thanks to your love of fringing, we’re the largest, longest-running Fringe Festival in North America.

The cancellation of the 2020 Festival was a devastating blow. For the first time in our history, we weren’t able to gather artists and audiences in celebration of story and community. We know this year’s Fringe Theatre Event looked different than the Festival we all miss. It will take time for us to recover and rebuild the Fringe experience you love.

Your gift today supports our return and helps us imagine what’s possible for the next 40 years of fringing. Will you support the future of Edmonton Fringe?

GIVE NOW, FRINGE FOREVER

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“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

Whether you choose to make a one-time gift or choose to give a little every month, your support today celebrates theatre, builds community, and helps us continue to support artists.

Because what happens here at the Edmonton Fringe doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world.

Let’s help Fringe artists take big creative risks, earn ticket revenue, and build incredible careers. Let’s bring Fringe artists from around the world (and just down the street) together to perform soul-stirring stories on our stages for years to come.

“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)

We don’t just fringe in August; we are a home for culture and community 365 days a year. Fringe Theatre is where chance encounters grow into meaningful collaborations, and where messy first inklings become brilliant realizations. Whether it’s independent theatre, concerts, circus, dance, other festivals, or community gatherings, we’re committed to creating a safer space for brave ideas and big artistic risk all year round.

Together, let’s imagine the future of Fringe.

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. 

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. 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.  

Questions? Thoughts? Don’t be shy. Say hi: give@fringetheatre.ca 

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 

Make a Gift Online

Make a gift today so we can all fringe forever. Gifts of over $20 are eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your gift (and our eternal gratitude!). With your permission, we can recognize you on our online Donor Wall! 

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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.

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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 2G9 

Download 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

Sponsor Us

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. 

It’s easy: 

  1. Download the SkiptheDepot app (and select “Fringe Theatre Adventures” as your donation preference); 
  2. Book a pickup; 
  3. Place your bags outside; 
  4. Donate your refund to us; and 
  5. 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

See a Show

When you buy a ticket to a Festival or Season show, you are directly supporting artists. Better yet, invite someone who’s never been to see a show with you!

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Stay in Touch

We want to keep you in the loop on everything exciting.

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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 hello@fringetheatre.ca. We love celebrating our shared love for fringing.