HOW TO FRINGE

PHOTO BY LEIF NORMAN

PLAN YOUR PICKS

Use this website to 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’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, McNally Robinson Bookstores, Royal MTC Box Office, and other select stores.

FRINGE WITH RESPECT

Countless hours go into putting on a Fringe show, plus a lot of guts to share it with audiences. Please respect how hard the performers work by following these 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!

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 this website.

BE PART OF 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 A HELPING HAND?

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

SAFE 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.

FRINGE WITH A FRIEND

Is it your first time at the Fringe, 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 best 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.