ON THE EDGE fringe festival

North Bay, Ontario
August 9–August 13, 2023

542 Fisher St.
North Bay, ON P1B 2E5

Phone: (705) 358-4825

Most recent festival

12 participating companies

$10,640 returned to artists

Application and selection

Application fee(s)

$275 ($25 for Lottery + $250 if selected)

Selection process


Production information

Venue sizes:

Betty Speers Theatre: 50 seats
WKP Kennedy Gallery: 50 seats
Galaxy Circle Lounge: 50 seats
Basement: 50 seats

Number of performances per show: 5

Maximum ticket price: 12

Maximum show length: 60

ON THE EDGE fringe, a fringe like no other…

Since 2014, the ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival has been a forum for professional and emerging alternative theatre and performance in North Bay, Ontario. Our objective is to provide a diverse cultural and entertainment experience for our community and to promote and support theatre talent from our region and abroad. Every year the festival presents shows ranging from folk/indie music, sketch and stand-up comedy, contemporary dance pieces, and slam poetry to storytelling, multi-disciplinary performance art and more traditional theatre works. The festival programs 12 artists/companies per year in four venues within North Bay’s Capitol Centre. In addition, the festival hosts pop-up performances, arts installations, and curated exhibitions through the multi-arts incubator, Duality.

We are a small fringe festival in a small city nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Nipissing, just a few hours away from both Toronto and Ottawa. We believe that our small size and picturesque landscape provide our participating artists/companies and festival goers with a unique and intimate fringe experience.