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HOW TO FRINGE

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SCREEN THE SHOWS

You can read full descriptions for every indoor show in our program or online. These descriptions include genre, length, audience classification and content warnings. Performers are responsible for writing these descriptions and classifications to accurately represent the content of their shows.

We highly encourage patrons to carefully read the descriptions, age recommendations, warnings and accessibility options to find a show that best fits you and your group.

Navigate your way around the festival with the Venue Map and List.

BUY A PROGRAM - Only $5

Fringe programs have all the details on shows, venues, and more! They're available at select Liquor Marts, the Royal MTC Box Office and McNally Robinson. Use the Program Sales Map to find a location near you.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM - FREE

Download the Fringe program by clicking on the image below or read it on Issuu.

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BUDGET- FRIENDLY FRINGING!

Many companies provide discounts for students, seniors and others. These discounts are listed alongside their show descriptions. This year, every show will offer $10 tickets at the door to those 25 and under.

You can save even more by taking advantage of 2 for $12 performances, generously offered by performing companies.

Is it your first time at the Fringe, or know someone you’d like to introduce to the festival? At only $76 for 8 shows or $130 for 14 shows, our Frequent Fringer Pass offers great value and is the best way to start out slow. Click HERE for more info.

ARRIVE EARLY

Parking can sometimes be a challenge downtown and in the Exchange District. Keep this in mind when planning your Fringe.

 We encourage you to arrive early to find a spot and get to your venue, as latecomers aren't admitted into the shows after the start time.

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 one way to share rave reviews with fellow Fringers in Old Market Square or at the beer tent. We also encourage online reviews posted on social media or using our Patron Review site, which is updated daily.

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 others are recommending. Follow us there and use #wpgfringe to stay connected!

NEED HELP?

Friendly volunteers are available to answer questions. Volunteers are located at our information centres, across Old Market Square, around our beverage patios and outside performance venues. Just look for the Fringe Volunteer shirts!

You can also email info@winnipegfringe.com or contact the Fringe Hotline at 204 943 7464 for info on the fly.

FRINGE WITH RESPECT

To make sure everyone has a positive experience, keep your fellow Fringers in mind. Please arrive early (latecomers aren’t admitted into performances), don’t take photos or video, and turn off all devices before the show starts! 

Keep Fringe a safer space and read our Safer Spaces policy below.

SAFER SPACES

The Winnipeg Fringe believes all participants – performers, patrons, volunteers and staff – deserve a respectful and inclusive environment in which to enjoy the festival. We invite everyone to enjoy the diverse range of entertainment and offer a welcoming, inclusive, safe and respectful environment for all members of our community and visitors, no matter their age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, appearance, ethnicity, religion or any other protected characteristic as defined by provincial Human Rights law. All concerns brought to Fringe staff will be reviewed and taken seriously. The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival has the right to ask any person who is creating an unsafe atmosphere to leave the festival.

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is proud to call Manitoba home. The Winnipeg Fringe is located on Treaty 1 territory, the lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We are thankful for the benefits sharing this land has afforded us, acknowledge the responsibilities of the Treaties, and embrace the opportunity to partner with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.