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Ready, Set, Fringe!

Travel, Romance, Food & Fringe Up For Grabs in the 2018 Raffle

Eight days visiting Guatemala’s volcano-studded landscapes, charming Mayan villages, and historic cities sounds like a dream. Did you know this can be all yours for $10 through the Fringe Raffle? Thanks to Finisterra Travel, you and a friend and go on an amazing trip to Guatemala—try local cuisine and participate in a cooking class, wander around Central America’s largest and most vibrant market in Chichicastenango, kayak around Lake Atitlan, zip-line over the Pacaya Volcano, and more!

Win a trip for two to Guatemala by joining our Fringe Raffle!

Win a trip for two to Guatemala by joining our Fringe Raffle!

How does a romantic weekend getaway to Whistler sound? Our second place Raffle prize is two nights in the Nita Lake Lodge’s Lakeview Studio Suite and dinner for two at Aura Restaurant! Have a relaxing holiday while indulging in Caramelized Bananas and Nutella French Toast for brunch and Lemon Thyme Pan-Seared Steelhead Salmon for dinner!

Our third prize is $100 in Foodora gift cards and a Kick Ass Pass for the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival. So not only will you have the best restaurants in your city at your fingertips, but you and a friend can watch as many shows as you want at next year’s Festival!

The Raffle is a fundraising initiative that supports the Festival and its Artists. Anyone, and we mean anyone—volunteers, patrons, artists, and more—can purchase tickets. It’s a great two-in-one deal: win great prizes AND support your local theatre community!

Get your tickets at our Raffle Tent (by the Fringe Box Office), at the Phillips Fringe Bar, and around the Festival! They’re $10 for one ticket, or $20 for three tickets. We’ll be holding the Raffle Draw on September 16 at 10:00pm on Awards Night at Performance Works on 1218 Cartwright Street. You don’t have to be present—we’ll be in touch if you’re drawn in the Raffle!

For all our Raffle rules and regulations, click here.

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.

Our Box Office is (Almost) Open!

Our Box Office is opening tomorrow! Photo by Mike Vlasman.

Our Box Office is opening tomorrow! Photo by Mike Vlasman.

In breaking news: the (physical) Fringe Box Office is opening tomorrow, September 4! Stop by to buy your tickets, pick up your Frequent Fringers and Memberships, and talk about all things Fringe with our Box Office Associates. You can find us at 1398 Cartwright Street in the “Fish Bowl” from 4-9pm on weekdays, and from 12-9pm on weekends.

In case you missed our AGM, don’t forget that we have increased our Membership fees to $7, and ticket prices to $15. Also, we are only able to accept cash at the venues this year, so visit the Fringe Box Office if you want to use another payment method! And if you’re looking to save some money, there are select half-price performances throughout the Festival. Check out our Program Guide and look for the ½ symbol next to a particular show!

Please note that there will be no refunds or exchanges once a ticket has been bought.

If you have any questions about our tickets or passes, go to our website for more information!

Show Updates: New Shows Added!

Because of the Fringe’s nature, anything goes: from inviting any and every Artist with a show idea to submit to our lottery, to our figuring out the Festival line-up by drawing names out of a hat, to not knowing what’s going to happen until September, anything can happen.

Sadly, three shows have had to withdraw from the Festival since the Program Guide was printed: The Silent Houselolcow, and Throne Life.

Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug and Woody Sed are the latest additions to our Fringe line-up!

Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug and Woody Sed are the latest additions to our Fringe line-up!

But the Fringe must go on, and two shows are stepping in!

Jon Bennett: How I Learned To Hug will replace The Silent House at the Waterfront Theatre. You may remember Jon Bennett from his past appearances at the Vancouver Fringe with Fire in the Meth Lab and  Pretending Things Are a Cock . In How I Learned to Hug, Jon shares a little about his love life, and how he was detained at the Montreal airport.

Woody Sed will take over from lolcow at The Cultch. Woody Sed is the story of Woody Guthrie, the American folk musician and hero known for writing “This Land is Your Land” and as a socialist and communist sympathizer during the Great Depression.

There are a few other updates to take note of. Wastelands has a show at the Micon Parking Lot on Thursday, September 6, at 8pm. This schedule is not listed in the Program Guide. And Inside Voices: A Musical in the Key of P at the Firehall Arts Centre starts at 11:15pm on Friday, and not at 10:45pm as Program Guide states.

Remember to check out the daily Fresh Sheet on our website and around the Festival for additional updates!

Get a Clue at Opening Night

Get ready to be charmed by 40 Fringe Artists in two hours! Photos by Deborah Kisiel and Rosemarie Gresham.

Get ready to be charmed by 40 Fringe Artists in two hours! Photos by Deborah Kisiel and Rosemarie Gresham.

Tickets for our two-in-one party, Opening Night featuring the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All, are now sold out! On September 5, starting at 7:00pm at Performance Works at 1218 Cartwright Street, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Dockside Restaurant, The Keg and hummus from Habibi’s. Then, at 8:00pm, get ready for two hours of controlled chaos (that is, two hours of 40 Fringe artists convincing you to come to their show in two minutes or less) at the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All. We will be joined by hosts (and Fringe artists!) Travis Bernhardt and Sara Vickruck!

If you didn’t get a ticket, don’t worry—we’ll keep you posted on Twitter!