Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
August 17–August 27, 2023

10330 84 Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T6E 2G9

Phone: 780.448.9000

Most recent festival

200 participating companies

$1,000,000 returned to artists

Application and selection

Application fee(s)

Application Fee: $35
Lottery: $800 plus 5% GST (includes application fee)
Outdoor Stage & Circle Show: $575 plus 5% GST
TYA: $650 plus 5% GST
BYOV: $550 plus 5% GST
Busker, large (Circle Only): $225 plus 5% GST
Busker, small: $150 plus 5% GST

Selection process

Lottery + BYOV

Production information

Venue sizes:

Lottery venues: 73 - 309
BYOV: 28 - 498

Number of performances per show: 5 - 7

Maximum ticket price: 18

Maximum show length: 90

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is the largest, longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America. As an event with international presence, we rank among the top five Fringe Festivals in the world. We exist because theatre exists, and what exists here doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. The magic of Fringe lives with the people who built this Festival from the ground up, and who continue to nurture it 40+ years later. The vibrant success of the Edmonton Fringe Festival is thanks to the more than 40,000 artists who have bravely taken an artistic risk with us since we exploded onto the scene in 1982. It’s thanks to the more than 800,000 fringers who take creative risks with us every August. It’s thanks to the more than 1,600 volunteers who continue to help build one of North America’s most influential arts movements. Fringe Theatre is for you, because fringing is for everyone. We’re happy you’re here, fringer. You belong here.