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THE FESTIVAL

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre for everyone featuring more than 800 performances by over 90 artists over 11 days from September 8 to 18th, 2016. The Fringe employs an “everyone welcome” selection technique—the Mainstage shows are literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists a chance to participate. The Vancouver Fringe also features unique site-specific theatre where artists stage their work in the nooks and crannies of Granville Island, as part of the Fringe Onsite Program. A lot happens during the Festival – so let us break it down for you.

The Festival

In 2016, the Festival runs from September 8-18. Tickets will be on sale in august! Over 80 shows will be performing in just 11 days! A full of list of shows will be available on our website, and in our program guide, which will be available online and at at Blenz Coffee locations and various places around the city.

Want more info on ticket prices and multi-show passes? Click here for ticket information.

Want more info on our venues? Click here for our venue map.

Opening Night

The Fringe revels in its identity as part theatre, part party. Join us at 6 pm on September 6, 2016 at Performance Works on Granville Island for our signature Opening Night event to kick off the Festival with exclusive showcases, hilarious emcees, delicious gourmet appetizers and drinks, and our unforgettable live and silent auctions. Read more.

Fringe-For-All

Get your Fringe feet wet at the Fringe-For-All, a fast and furious preview event where artists perform two minute teasers for their upcoming shows! More info as we get closer!

Fringe Bar & Free Stage

The party doesn’t stop! The Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar is the heart of the action during the Festival, with live music and more every night at the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Free Stage. Read more.

Pick of the Fringe

The Public Market Pick of the Fringe takes place following the Festival. Winners announced at Award Night on September 18. Read more.

Pick Plus

More info soon!

Awards Night

Our annual Awards Night recognizes the best of the festival, and the Pick of the Fringe winners. September 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm at Performance Works on Granville Island! Your cash donation at the door will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank. Read more.