Calgary Fringe

Calgary, Alberta
July 29–August 6, 2022

3 Riverwood Close SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 3Z4

Phone: 403.451.9726

Most recent festival

15 participating companies

$75,000+ returned to artists

Application and selection

Application fee(s)

$670 for Fringe Managed Venues
$100 for Artist Managed Venues
$50 for Digital Performances

Selection process

Lottery, First-come, First-served

Production information

Venue sizes:

Between 40 to 150, depending on the venue.

Number of performances per show: 6 guaranteed performance time slots

Maximum ticket price: 20.00

Maximum show length: 70


We are currently reviewing to see what our plans for the 2022 Calgary Fringe Festival will look like as we continue to adjust and navigate through these pandemic times.  We will have an update for everyone by mid-October, 2021.

Some basic information in the meantime (subject to change):

  • Each of our live performance and video presentation tickets are regularly priced at $15 plus $5 ticketing surcharge for a total cost of $20 for non-members, $12 plus $3 ticketing surcharge for FRINGER+ Members … the artists receives 100% of the ticket price.
  • Artist Payout Median for live performances in the abridged version of the 2021 Calgary Fringe Festival was $1,560.  In 2019, our last full-sized Fringe Festival pre-COVID, the artist payout median was $1,872.
  • Each lottery drawn artists receives 6 guaranteed performance timeslots over the 9 day Festival.  Non-refundable $30 application fee required at time of application.
  • Cost of participation if selected in the lottery draw is $670 for our Fringe Managed Venues.  Artist Managed Venues or BYOVs participation fee is $100.  Digital Theatre Playhouse ON DEMAND video presentations participation fee is $50.
  • Details on how to apply, when applications are due, etc will be provided mid-October 2021.


We will be introducing Fringe University, or FRINGE U, offering online Zoom training to artists on how to become their own producers (aka self-producing artists) to our participating 2022 Calgary Fringe Festival artists in the New Year.  Each month starting January, 2022, we will be tackling different producer topics in a Zoom workshop session – everything from how to plan your touring budget to promotion and working the lines.  These workshops will be guided by the Calgary Fringe Executive Director /Producer, Michele Gallant, and guest teachers.

Starting mid-September, 2022 – FRINGE U Workshop Intensive. Deep Dive Weekend into Finding your Why, followed by 5 weeks of twice weekly classes and pod work with guided mentorship and support from Michele Gallant, the Calgary Fringe Executive Director and Producer.  This workshop intensive will be offered in-person.

November 2022 to Feb 2023 – FRINGE U ‘graduates’ from the Workshop Intensive will have the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned, with guided mentorship and support from Michele Gallant as may be required.

March 2023 – the FRINGE U graduates have the option of performing in a FRINGE U Showcase Weekend OR deferring to perform in the full-blown summer Fringe Festival.


The Calgary Fringe highly values equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We are committed to meaningful change and are currently working on ways to address the equity imbalance within our organization and within our city. One such step is in the creation of the IBPOC / Equity-Seeking Artist Category in our Fringe Festival lottery applications as a start.

We continue to listen, to learn, and to grow – and continually renew our commitment to building a better, more equitable system that actively combats racism.


As soon as we have more details, we’ll be updated the information here so check back regularly for more details.

– Much hugs from the Calgary Fringe Team


Michele Gallant, Executive Director & Producer

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