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2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival


Theatre for Everyone!

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of every kind of theatre imaginable. Produced annually by the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society over 11 days in September, with over 600 volunteers supporting 800 performances and attracting over 30,000 attendees, the Vancouver Fringe Festival is consistently voted Vancouver's Best Arts Festival by Georgia Straight readers.

The Fringe employs an "everyone welcome" selection technique-the Mainstage shows are literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists, from novice to veteran, a chance to participate.The Fringe strives to break down traditional boundaries and encourage open dialogue between audiences and artists by presenting live un-juried, uncensored theatre in an accessible and informal environment. All artists receive 100% of regular box office revenues generated during the Festival.

The Fringe revels in its identity as part theatre, part party. Every night of the Festival, Fringe artists, audiences, and volunteers are invited to take in live music and performance at the Fringe Bar.

Vancouver Fringe Festival Mainstage shows feature some of Vancouver's best venues including the New Revue Stage, Performance Works, and the Waterfront Theatre, all situated in and around Granville Island. The Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) category allows artists to stage original work in unconventional places and in 2010, we added our "Onsite" program in collaboration with The Only Animal, offering mentorship to Fringe artists as they create and develop their own site-specific work. FRINGE and FRINGE FESTIVAL are registered trademarks of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. and volunteers are invited to take in live music and performance at the Fringe Bar.

For a schedule of shows, please visit vancouverfringe.com or grab a programme at Blenz Coffee.

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