HOW TO PLAY

FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Performers are responsible for coming up with classifications they feel accurately represent the content of their shows. If you’re Fringing with a child or simply have some sensitivities regarding language or subject matter, 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.

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. Out of respect for how hard the performers work, we ask patrons to follow 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 cell phones and other devices before the show starts! Even if your phone is on silent, bright screens can be disruptive – so please, no texting either.

SEE MORE – FOR LESS!

There are a few ways to maximize your Fringe experience without breaking the bank. Even though single tickets are affordable at $10, many companies provide special discounts for students, seniors and others. You can save even more by taking advantage of the many half-priced performances – highlighted in yellow in the printed program and listed on our website.

FRINGE FROM YOUR PHONE

Once again, we’re thrilled to offer a free mobile app to help make Fringing even easier. In addition to up-to-date show listings, FAQs, activities in Old Market Square and access to purchasing tickets, the newest version of the Fringe app will include improved search functions (look for shows by date and time, alphabetically, title, genre and venue) and give patrons the ability to “favourite” shows they want to see and create their own Fringe schedule. Depending on your device, you can even sync your personalized schedule to your device and set reminders for specific performances. You can download the app starting July 11 from iTunes or Google Play.

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

Sometimes, the best suggestions for shows come from friends – or by overhearing rave reviews from fellow Fringers in the beer tent. Local media outlets often publish daily reviews, but that isn’t the only way to find out what’s worth seeing. Don’t be afraid to ask around, start up a conversation in Old Market Square or head online to hear what people are buzzing about. 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 #wpgfringe to stay connected!

PLAY WITH A FRIEND

Looking to try out the Fringe for the first time, or know someone you’d like to introduce to the festival? At only $20, our Admit 2 Passes are the perfect way to start out slow. These passes are good for two admissions at the door only, and can be redeemed by one person for two performances or by two people for one performance. Admit 2 Passes are available for purchase at the Fringe Box Office located inside Royal MTC at 174 Market Ave.