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Want to Fringe a Lot?

Fringe Binge with a Frequent Fringer Card

Watch any regular show at a discounted price with the Frequent Fringer Card! Photo by Roman Bartos.

Watch any regular show at a discounted price with the Frequent Fringer Card! Photo by Roman Bartos.

The Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Frequent Fringer Cards are finally here! If you’re a fan of the Fringe, bundle your tickets in sets of four, 10, or 30 and save up to $150! Who doesn’t want that? With a Frequent Fringer Card, you and a guest can get tickets to any regular Festival performance at a discounted bulk rate. And, 100% of sales from Frequent Fringer Card purchases go directly to Fringe Artists—so what’s holding you back?

We only have a limited number of Frequent Fringer Cards available. Buy them before they run out:

Frequent Fringer 4: Get 4 performances for $40
Frequent Fringer 10: Get 10 performances for $90
Frequent Fringer 30: Get 30 performances for $270 (the Frequent Fringer 30 includes one Membership!)

Hurry and buy your Frequent Fringer Cards now! Then, when tickets go on sale August 3, you’ll be able to book your tickets online. You’ll also be able to book tickets at the Fringe Box Office when it opens on September 5, or at the venues starting 45 minutes before show time. Just note that each person using the Frequent Fringer Card must have their own Membership and cards are non-transferable.

Will You Be the 2018 Fringe New Play Prize Winner?

Anoushka Ratnarajah rehearsing Setting Bones. Photo by Playwrights Theatre Centre.

Anoushka Ratnarajah rehearsing Setting Bones. Photo by Playwrights Theatre Centre.

Are you a BC artist producing a new play? Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC), in collaboration with the Fringe, is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Fringe New Play Prize! The artist with the winning submission will receive eight months of dramaturgy with PTC Project Dramaturg Joanna Garfinkel, free rehearsal space, a free spot in PTC’s how-to-produce theatre seminar series, and a free and guaranteed space on the Fringe Mainstage for the 2018 Festival. With the full package valued at $5,000, the Fringe New Play Prize is a rare opportunity for artists to create new work under experienced mentorship without the financial pressure of a regular production.

Apply by October 2, 2017 to be considered. Click here to learn more.

The 2017 winners of the Fringe New Play Prize, lee william boudakian, Anoushka Ratnarajah, and Kamee Abrahamian with support from PTC Associate Dramaturg mia amir are producing Setting Bones which will be at the Revue Stage during the 2017 Vancouver Fringe. Their seven month journey to create Setting Bones has brought them from a story about family and culture to one of real life events as they face inter-generational silence and a disappearing history. As Anoushka Ratnarajah describes:

“We started writing this show with the task of creating a fictional family formed out of the shared and differing experiences of our own families and cultures. What started seven months ago has evolved into a piece of theatre that is delving into the whys and hows of the stories we hear and tell about ourselves. It is a show that sits in the silences that may never be filled, because those who carried those stories have left this earth, because the physical and emotional geographies of ‘home’ and ‘origin’ are quickly disappearing because of trauma, war and assimilation.”

Click here to read the more about the birth of Setting Bones, how far it’s developed, and their process and their inspiration.

Get Lucky at the Fringe Raffle!

Experience nine days of nonstop adventure in Costa Rica with G Adventures!

Experience nine days of nonstop adventure in Costa Rica with G Adventures!

You’re in luck! The Vancouver Fringe Festival has officially launched the 2017 Fringe Raffle! This year the Fringe is announcing the first ever Early Bird Draw. This means that when you buy a raffle ticket before 6:00pm on September 7, you’ll double your chances of winning! What prizes, you ask? How does a two-night stay at the Granville Island Hotel during the Festival sound? (It’d go great with a Frequent Fringer Card, right?) Or how about one month’s worth of prepared recipe ingredients delivered right to your door from Fresh Prep? Or a 2017 Fringe Festival Kick Ass Pass which gives you and a guest access to shows at the 2017 Festival? Think you could get down with that? Be sure to buy a ticket and it may even be the winning one! The Early Bird Draw is on September 7 at 8:30pm on Opening Night at the Fringe Bar at Ocean Art Works at 1531 Johnston Street.

Your Early Bird ticket will also be reentered into our Final Raffle! We’re raffling off a nine-day trip to Costa Rica for two from G Adventures with flights from Vancouver included, a Whistler package for two including a four-night stay at the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa and two 60-minute massages at the Spa at Nita Lake Lodge, and a one-year membership to Float House! The draw will be on September 17 at 9:30pm on Awards Night at Performance Works at 1218 Cartwright Street. You do not have to be present to win—we will contact you if your ticket is drawn!

Tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $20. So what are you waiting for? Buy tickets now online!

Tickets may be only sold and purchased in British Columbia.
Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older. If a winning ticket bears a minor’s name, the prize will be lawfully delivered on behalf of the minor parent, legal guardian, or trustee.
Prizes have no equivalent cash value.

Reminder: Program Guide Launch Party on July 27!

Jimmy will be at our Program Guide Launch Party on July 27. Will you?

Jimmy will be at our Program Guide Launch Party on July 27. Will you?

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is just one week away from the launch of the highly anticipated 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival Program Guide! Join us on Thursday, July 27 at the Big Rock Urban Brewery and Eatery and be the first to see this year’s theme and cover art. Can you wager a guess? (We think we’ve hit the jackpot). Not to mention, this year we’re upping the ante with a Program Guide Scavenger Hunt! Starting at 7:30pm, the House will be dealing out free drinks and pizza provided by our sponsor Big Rock Urban Brewery and Eatery. We expect a full house, so we’re doubling down—come hungry! Just be sure to RSVP so we know you’ll be joining the party!

Come early and join the Vancouver Fringe Society at 6:00pm as we vote on issues important to you and the Fringe Festival and Theatre Wire. Bring yourself, your vote, and your suggestions! We’ll take it from there.

Fringe Partners