Festival 2023 Artist Dates and Deadlines: 

FESTIVAL RUNS THURSDAY AUGUST 17th – SUNDAY AUGUST 27th  

  • Monday October 3, 2022: Lottery Applications OPEN for all categories: Local, National, International, TYA, (Theatre for Young Audiences), and Outdoor 

If you have questions about categories and equity eligibility, please contact Tessa at tessa.stamp@fringetheatre.ca 

  • Monday, November 21, 2022: Lottery Applications Close at 5PM (MST)
  • Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7pm MST: Lottery draw for Local, National, International, TYA, and Outdoor Stage   
  • Monday, January 30, 2023: BYOV Applications OPEN 
  • Monday, April 3, 2023: BYOV Applications Close at 5PM (MST)   
  • Monday, April 3, 2023: Artist forms open (Tech Form for Lottery Shows, Program Form for everyone) 
  • Monday, May 1, 2023: Lottery Tech forms due at 5PM (MST)  
  • Monday, May 29, 2023:  
    • Lottery & BYOV Program Form due at 5PM (MST); 
    • Outdoor Artist Program/Tech Form due at 5PM (MST);  
    • Deadline to withdraw from the festival without penalty is 5PM (MST) 
    • Media Portal opens for artists to upload their files 
  • Monday, June 26, 2023: Festival forms open for everyone 
  • Wednesday,  August 9, 2023:  
    • Festival Media Launch 11AM (MST)  
    • Tickets on Sale Day at 12NOON (no tickets, comps, or reports will be available before 12NOON this day) 
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023: Artist Welcome packages available for pick up at the Fringe Admin Office 
  • Thursday, August 17 – 27, 2023: 42nd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival  
  • Friday, August 25, 2023: Holdovers announced 
  • Friday, September 1, 2023: Artist payouts sent 

Festival 2023 Artist Contact Info 

Questions? We have answers! Your Fringe Theatre team is here to support your Festival experience. 

Murray Utas (he/him), Artistic Director, is here to support Festival artists. Contact him any time with questions about policies, procedures, feedback, or any issues you need help with. Email him at murray.utas@fringetheatre.ca 

Tessa Stamp (she/her), Festival Program Administration Coordinator, is your Artist liaison and day-to-day contact responsible for the administration of your show. Contact her any time with questions or comments specific to your show at tessa.stamp@fringetheatre.ca 

The Fringe Theatre Administration Office is located in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330-84 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 2G9). The Administration entrance is located at the southwest corner of the building just off of 83rd Avenue. 

Fringe Theatre Office hours: 

  • Before the Festival: 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. 
  • During the Festival: 9 AM to 9 PM daily. 

The main Festival site is located between 83rd and 85th Avenue and between 103rd and 104th Street in the heart of Old Strathcona in Edmonton, AB.