What is the Fringe?
Photos by Leif Norman and Brett Howe
What else do I need to know?
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is North America's second-largest Fringe. This summer, the Winnipeg Fringe will host its 26th festival in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District
from July 17-28.
What will I see at the Fringe?
The quick answer:
almost anything. The longer answer:
a fascinating mix of independent theatre from performing companies. This year, the Fringe will host more than 160 companies from across Canada and around the world who will bring amazing plays to enthusiastic and adventurous audiences.
- Indoor shows take place daily from noon to midnight in 32 venues around downtown.
- We have something for everyone: comedy, drama, musicals, dance, improv...and so many more unique and original productions that don't fit into any category.
- Tickets are ridiculously affordable: only $5 to $10!
Does everything take place indoors?
Definitely not. The Fringe takes over Old Market Square in the Exchange District during the festival. During the day, Kids Fringe
offers live entertainment and hands-on activities for children and their families. And the Outdoor Stage buzzes with music, street performers and other incredible entertainment from noon to midnight every day. Fringing at Old Market Square
also includes shopping, refreshments and people watching!
See, we weren't kidding about the people-watching!