Calling all theatre lovers, arts supporters, community builders, and festival enthusiasts!

Edmonton Fringe is a grassroots, DIY movement that cultivates ongoing collisions between community and art. Since our inception in 1982, volunteers have been both the heart and the backbone of our organization. At Fringe Theatre, we cultivate art, celebrate community, put people first, take risks, thrive on change, honour our past, and push forward.

Our Festival Volunteer Program

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is the largest, longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America. Every August we host hundreds of artists and thousands of patrons in theatres around Old Strathcona and across Edmonton. It takes a team of 1,000 volunteers to make it happen!

The 42nd annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival will take place from August 17 – 27, 2023. Volunteer applications for the 2023 Festival will open in spring 2023. Please check back for more information.

Our Year-Round Volunteer Program

We have a small team of year-round volunteers that usher performances at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns and support other projects. These theatre-lovers give their time outside of the Festival to keep our arts community going all year long.

At this time we are not accepting new year-round volunteer applications; all positions have been filled. Please sign up for our volunteer newsletter to hear when applications open in the future.

Volunteer Newsletter

Want to be among the first to hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities? Sign up for our monthly volunteer newsletter! We keep volunteers in the loop about everything happening at Fringe Theatre throughout the year.





Contact Us!

The Volunteer Department is made up of two staff members – Drew Delbaere, Volunteer Manager, and a Volunteer Coordinator position that is currently vacant. We are here to help! If you have any questions about our volunteer program or would like to chat with us about your needs, skills, preferences, and any potential accommodations or job modifications, please get in touch.

Phone: 780-409-1922
Email: volunteers@fringetheatre.ca