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-$12, many companies provide special "at the door" discount prices for students, seniors and others. You can save even more by taking advantage of the many promotional 2 FOR $12 performances – highlighted in yellow in the printed program.
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. We encourage Fringers to spread the word about their favourite shows and stay tuned for a special announcement on a new way for festival goers to share their opinions this year.
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!