Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

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The Fringe is an open and accessible theatre festival that provides complete artistic control to the participating artists. All plays and productions are eligible to be part of the festival no matter the form, content or style.

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival has enjoyed tremendous growth since it was founded as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1988 and currently ranks as the second-largest event of its kind in North America. Every year the Winnipeg Fringe Festival welcomes over 170 companies from all over the world to present exciting independent theatre to appreciative audiences.

Winnipeg Fringe is based on three key principles:

  • The festival is non-juried.
  • Artists have complete artistic freedom to present what they want on stage.
  • 100% of box office revenue goes directly back to the performing companies.

Because we accept performing companies into the festival via a lottery process, artists are free to be experimental and have complete artistic control over their production.

The Winnipeg Fringe is proud to be a part of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF).

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