HOW TO FRINGE

PLAN YOUR PICKS

Performers are responsible for coming up with classifications to accurately represent the content of their shows. We highly encourage patrons to carefully read the descriptions, age recommendations and warnings to find a show that’s the best fit for you and your group.

BUY A PROGRAM

Fringe programs are just $5 and will be available at all Winnipeg Liquor Marts stores, Royal MTC Box Office, and other select stores. CLICK HERE for all locations. 

 
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FRINGE WITH RESPECT

It takes hundreds of hours to put on a Fringe show, and a lot of guts to share your art with an audience. Please respect how hard the performers work by following a few guidelines to ensure everyone has a positive experience: arrive early (latecomers aren’t permitted), please don’t take photos or video, and remember to turn off all devices before the show starts!

SEE MORE – FOR LESS!

Maximize your Fringe experience without breaking the bank. Many companies provide special discounts for students, seniors and others. You can save even more by taking advantage of the many 2 for $12 performances  – highlighted in yellow in the printed program and listed on this website.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Local media outlets often publish reviews, but that isn’t the only way to find out what’s worth seeing. Word of mouth is a great way to hear rave reviews from fellow Fringers in Old Market Square, in the beer tent, or online. 

The official Winnipeg Fringe Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram account are great hubs for getting the latest news, sharing photos, participating in contests and hearing what other patrons are recommending. Follow our platforms and use #wpgfringe to stay connected!

NEED HELP?

Friendly Fringe volunteers are always available to answer questions. Visit one of our information centres to purchase merchandise, and get help from knowledgeable volunteers. Volunteer stations are located across Old Market Square, around our beverage pavillions and outside performance venues. You can also contact the Fringe Hotline at 204 943 7464 for information on the fly.

FRINGE EXCHANGE

NEW THIS YEAR, patrons can share their thoughts about the plays they’ve seen with all Fringers by submitting a review to the www.Fringe.Exchange website created by our partners at 100% Helpdesk.

FRINGE WITH A FRIEND

Are you a first-time Fringer, or know someone you'd like to introduce to the festival? At only $63 for 7 shows or $123 for 14 shows, our Frequent Fringer Passes are the perfect way to start out slow. These passes can be redeemed by one person for two performances or by two people for one performance. Frequent Fringer Passes are available at the Fringe Box Office located inside Royal MTC at 174 Market Ave.