ON THE EDGE fringe festival

North Bay, Ontario
August 14–August 18, 2018

Capitol Centre
150 MAIN ST. E.
North Bay, ON
P1B 1A8

Phone: (705)825-0070

Most recent festival

15 participating companies

$100% returned to artists

Application and selection

Application fee(s)


Selection process


Production information

Venue sizes:

50 - 100 seat venues

Number of performances per show: 5

Maximum ticket price: 15

Maximum show length: 90

“ON THE EDGE fringe”
a Fringe Festival like no other

In 2011, a group of like-minded artists began a journey of development for the purpose of revitalizing the northern art scene especially in North Bay, Ontario. This has led to the development of several arts initiatives but most importantly it has established the need for a local fringe festival. The shared vision is to create a platform where artists and audiences can come together for an outspokenly exceptional experience. This is how ON THE EDGE fringe began and in August 2014.

Mandate: To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places, senior citizens’ homes, churches, community centres and educational institutions and by providing seminars on topics relating to such performances. To provide instructional seminars on topics related to the performing and visual arts. To produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops.

MissionON THE EDGE fringe is dedicated to the dissemination, production, and prosperity of independent arts and artists. We create a unique environment where the arts thrive entertaining our region as we move towards the future.