Victoria, British Columbia
August 24–September 3, 2017
#2 - 1609 Blanshard St
Most recent festival
52 participating companies
$146,000 returned to artists
Application and selection
$650 for 6 performances, includes $30 non-refundable lottery fee due when the application is submitted. (taxes inc.)
Please note: The Victoria Fringe does not require payment of the full participant's fee ($620) unless you are confirmed in the festival. If you are drawn in the lottery, you pay the fee upon confirmation. If you are on the waiting list, you don't pay until we can offer you a spot in the festival and you accept.
The Victoria Fringe participates in the CAFF Touring Lottery, and holds an early-bird draw for 10 Victoria based companies in December. In mid-January, we draw the other categories. Applications are accepted in the following regional quotas: 50% British Columbia 35% Other North America 15% Overseas.
You can find complete details about our application process at http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/
Victoria's 7 venues average 120 seats, with the smallest being 100 seats and the largest 180. About half are existing performance venues of various kinds (recital halls, theatres, studios), half are fully-outfitted theatres created in community spaces.
We also consider Site Specific productions, where the location of the performance is integral to the content of the show (ie. a park, a classroom). These are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Note: Site Specific productions are required to supply their own Front of House Manager. Victoria Fringe supplies 2 box office volunteers.
Victoria does not program "Bring Your Own Venues."
Number of performances per show: 6
Maximum ticket price: 11
Maximum show length: 90
The annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over Canada’s gorgeous Garden City in late summer for an 11-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, comedy, magic, music, theatre for young audiences and more.
The Victoria Fringe will enter its 31st year in 2017, beginning with a spectacular Block Party & Preview on Fringe Eve, August 23.
A mid-sized (50-60 show) festival, Victoria’s Fringe is one of the oldest in Canada has a reputation for adventurous, educated audiences; an experienced, friendly and easily accessible festival team; and a local arts community that has cultivated many of Canada’s favourite Fringe performers and alternative theatre companies over the decades.
The city of Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, about 3.5 hours from Vancouver by land and car ferry (90 mins).
Get a feel for Victoria’s fringe by reading about it Here