To our Artists:

Sometimes it simply isn’t possible for the show(s) to go on. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 39th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

Our priority is the health and safety of all Fringers, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis demands we take extreme measures.

The decision to cancel is difficult, emotional, but necessary.

We must work together to prioritize public health. We care about our community, and we are committed to doing what is necessary to protect the health of that community so we may ensure it returns stronger than ever.

We will fringe again, and we look forward to celebrating the 40th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 12 – 22, 2021.

Our hearts are with our creative community. We know your careers have been put on hold because of the pandemic. Artists are at the heart of everything we do. To the performers, playwrights, directors, designers, technicians, stage managers, producers, and many others who help make theatre magic happen: we stand with you.

Regarding refunds:

We will refund all applications fees in full as soon as possible. Please be patient with us. We will do our best to get it done as quickly as possible but expect some delay as staff work remotely and deal with a high volume of refunds.

All 2020 Lottery Artists will be offered a first right of refusal spot in the 2021 Edmonton Fringe Festival. Our programming team will reach out with further details.

The realities of the pandemic are changing daily, and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible. We don’t have the all the answers yet, but we are here to support you and find solutions that help artists. Please email tessa.stamp@fringetheatre.ca for support.

Below, you’ll find a list of resources for Festival Artists. We will continue to update this list in the coming weeks. Questions? Email tessa.stamp@fringetheatre.ca.


The Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival brings more than 1,500 diverse, talented, and enthusiastic artists to our stages. Your passion and creativity never fails to amaze audiences as you present more than 200 new shows each year. 

Below please find important resources specifically for Festival Artists. Questions? Please contact us at programming@fringetheatre.ca

General Artist Information