Tickets range from $5 to $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. Remember, cash only at the door.
FRINGING ON A BUDGET
Tickets are amazingly affordable but you’ll see more shows if you stretch your budget. Many companies offer discounts for Fringers (matinees, students, seniors, etc.). We also recommend keeping an eye out for 2 for $10 deals. If you plan on Fringing as much as possible, a Frequent Fringer Pass or a Buddy Pass is a wise investment.
ARRIVE EARLY. NO LATECOMERS!
There’s no late seating at the Fringe because it’s too disruptive. We have to keep things running on time. (No, there are never exceptions.) The festival runs on official Fringe time – available at the Info Tent, the venues or any MTS cell phone.
A NOTE TO PARENTS
The performers classify their own shows. As a parent, you know your child best, so we encourage you to read the play descriptions carefully and make note of content warnings/age restrictions before taking young Fringers to shows. Click HERE for the list of Kids Venue shows.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Photography, including video, is prohibited at all indoor Fringe shows.
Please remember to turn off all cell phones and other devices that beep, boop or glow. Even if you turn a phone on silent, the screen can be very bright – so, please, no texting either. Theatres have amazing acoustics, which means that even if you’re whispering, your voice will carry. Please respect the artists and your fellow audience members by saving conversations for the end of the show.
Get your Fringe on in cyberspace! Share your stories with fellow Fringers on Facebook and Twitter. Reminisce about your favourite Fringe memories. Participate in social media contests like Fringe Photos on the Fly and Rapid Reviews for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
WORD OF MOUTH
It’s not all in the review – reviews are only one way to find the hot shows. Keep your ears tuned to word of mouth and go see the shows that your fellow Fringers are talking about. Furthermore – go see the shows you want to see. Then, tell others about the shows you loved!
SPEND TIME AT OLD MARKET SQUARE
(CORNER OF KING ST. & BANNATYNE AVE.)
Thousands of Fringers soak in the sights and sounds of Old Market Square and for good reason. The Square is where Fringers meet to shop, eat and enjoy the incredible acts on the MTS Outdoor Stage. There are also countless attractions for the young ones at Kids Fringe on Arthur Street.
PASS THE HAT
Street performers are extremely skilled entertainers who perform all over the Fringe site. However, their only source of income is what their impromptu audiences donate after the show. After enjoying the spectacle, please show your appreciation by tossing a fiver – or any amount you want – into the hat.
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND
The Fringe program contains a user-friendly venue and site map that will point you in the right direction. Or click HERE
for maps and other resources to help you find your way.
The friendly folks at the Info Tent (Old Market Square) and the Info Centre at Fringe Central (MTC lobby, 174 Market Ave.) are happy to answer your questions. If you’re not on site, please call the Fringe Hotline at 204-943-7464.
LOST AND FOUND
If you lose something at any Fringe venue, a lost and found is available at the Info Centre (Fringe Central).