Fringe Theatre is for you because fringing is for everyone. We’re happy you’re here, fringer. You belong here.

Getting Here

For info on getting to site, the return of the Free Fringe Shuttle, parking, and more visit our Getting Here page!



Fring exists because theatre exists and what exists here doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. Are you really fringing if you’re not getting your fill of theatre?

All indoor theatre shows are ticketed. You must purchase a ticket in advance to enter the show. Tickets can be purchased on site at any Box Office or online and scanned at the door of your show.

Have you heard the news?! E-ticketing is finally here, fringers! Snag your tickets online anytime at, grab your smartphone, and head straight to the venue to have your e-ticket scanned. No need to stop by a Box Office before your show (unless you don’t have a smartphone with you or you’re someone who loves collecting ticket stubs, in which case we’ll happily print your ticket at our Box Office in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns).


The Old Strathcona Neighbourhood

We’ve proudly called Old Strathcona home since we first exploded onto the scene in 1982. Our Festival site is just a few minutes away from downtown and the University of Alberta. The neighbourhood has it all, with opportunities for all five of your senses.

Home to Edmonton’s Theatre District, Old Strathcona is bustling with arts and entertainment. With more than 15 blocks of restaurants and shopping, your trip to Fringe Theatre can easily become an adventure.

Looking for tips on where to go? Below are just a few of our favourite spots to dine, stay, or explore.

Wherever you land, make sure to let them know you’re a Fringer…special deals might await you!

Explore Old Strathcona