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HOW TO FRINGE

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SELECT YOUR SHOWS

Read full descriptions on everything that’s being showcased at the festival. 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, 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 venue list.

BUY A PROGRAM - Only $5

Fringe programs are available at Liquor Mart stores, the Royal MTC Box Office and McNally Robinson. Use the Program Sales Map to find a location near you.

FRINGE WITH RESPECT

To make sure everyone has a positive experience, please arrive early (latecomers aren’t permitted), don’t take photos or video, and turn off all devices before the show starts!

BUDGET- FRIENDLY FRINGING!

Many companies provide discounts for students, seniors and others. You can save even more by taking advantage of 2 for $12 performances.

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. We encourage you to arrive early to find a spot and get to your venue, as latecomers aren't admitted.

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 share rave reviews with fellow Fringers in Old Market Square, 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 others are recommending. Follow our platforms 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. You can also email info@winnipegfringe.com or contact the Fringe Hotline at 204 943 7464 for info on the fly.

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 and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre are proud to call Winnipeg home. Winnipeg is located on Treaty 1 land, the traditional territory of the Ininew, Anishinaabe and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We are thankful for the benefits sharing this land has afforded us, and we are committed to the responsibilities of the Treaty. Hiy Hiy, Miigwetch, Wopida and Maarsii.