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The October Mini-Fringe is Happening Right Now!

The October Mini-Fringe is Happening Right Now!

There’s five more days to see the shows playing at the October mini-Fringe! Make sure to have a look at the Program Guide so you can plan what shows you’re going to see and when. We encourage you to buy your tickets in advance and to communicate any accessibility considerations. Accessibility information is available on our website and don’t forget click here to get your tickets today!

One Man Pride and Prejudice
Victoria, Canada
Playwright: Charles Ross
Performance Works


It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman's story must be in want of a wife--to help him adapt it. Charles Ross, (One Man Star Wars, LotR, Batman) tackles the greatest romantic comedy: the intrigue, dancing, proposals, are given the one man once-over.

Poetic / Funny / Intellectual / 60 minutes
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Coquitlam, Canada
Playwright: Rob Teszka
Performance Works


Rob Teszka, almost-PhD of magic, presents an irreverent magic show about failure! Enjoy a mindblowing cocktail of tongue-in-cheek takes on topics from Mai Tais to academic burnout. Join Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout, for the unexpected results of a decade delving into the psychology of magic. All ages -- even the swearing part!

Intellectual / Funny / 60 minutes / Coarse Language


counterFACTUAL (Spectral Theatre’s Late-Night Double Feature)

Spectral Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Performance Works


The Time: Present Day. The Place: Arcadia, the Canada of a universe orthogonal to our own. Here, self-enhancement with genetic technologies is largely unregulated, and despite the best efforts of the recently-formed Biological and Genetic Threats Directorate, democracy is about to face its newest and most insidious threat.

Intellectual / Weird / 60 minutes / Challenging Content


Study Abroad--the musical! Destination: U.K.

Cheryl Olvera Music
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Cheryl Olvera
Performance Works


When music student Cheryl's boyfriend broke up with her halfway through her degree, she had to get the heck outta Dodge! From hellish homestays, to British flings, to rediscovering her true passion, this trip was more than she bargained for. Join Cheryl in her adventurous escape to Brighton, England--all through song!

Funny / Intimate / Musical / 60 minutes / Coarse Language

Give Thanks–and Win a Fringe Hoodie!

Support the Fringe during these uncertain times by donating today! Image credit: Kitty Cheung.

This Thanksgiving, we’re asking you to give back and help us spread the word about the joy of Fringe. In spite of arts funding cuts, a global pandemic, and a restriction on audience sizes, the Vancouver Fringe has found a way to bring a safe return to live theatre. We are so profoundly grateful to our community and to our artists for joining us on this journey. But there are still too many people who don’t know about the incredible work being done at the Fringe. So spread the word and help us Close the funding Gap!

This Thanksgiving, we’re asking you to tell a friend why you’re thankful for the Fringe. Use the hashtag #ThanksVanFringe and #donatetoday to spread the joy and share the love! We’ll be keeping an eye on the hashtags and the best story will win a Fringe hoodie!*

*All posts must be time stamped prior to October 15th, 2020.

Shifting the Festival with the Phillips Fringe Bar

Jimmy, a puppet with face masks on, is on a chair. In front of him are three rows of boxes of different Phillips Beer products, all placed on a cart. Ian Wardle, the Fringe Bar Manager, is a white cis man wearing a face mask. He is standing next to the cart.

Jimmy and Bar Manager Ian Wardle are busy preparing for the Phillips Fringe Bar, available throughout the staggered Festival season! Photo by Al Ricard.

We’re excited to welcome back Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., who will be partnering with the Fringe to bring you the hottest (well, coldest) drinks at the Phillips Fringe Bar for another year! Their drinks, which include the award-winning Glitter Bomb and old favourites like the Implosion Pilsner and Blue Buck, will be available at Performance Works throughout the staggered Festival season. And if you’re also missing Georgian Bay Spirit Co. At the Fringe, you’re in luck—they’re back with their gin smashes and smashed sodas!

Please note that as part of BC’s newest public health plan, bar sales stop at 10pm, so keep that in mind as you are enjoying your favorite beverage during the shows at the mini-Fringes!