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