We will fringe again, and we look forward to celebrating the 40th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival August 12 – 22, 2021.
As a charitable organization stewarding an international event with far-reaching impacts, we know this decision will have a ripple effect. We are working with our board, staff, artists, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and many partners to provide supports as we shift our priorities toward reopening the doors of the ATB Financial Arts Barns as soon as it is safe to do so and championing our creative community.
Our hearts are with our creative community. Countless cultural sector careers have been put on hold because of the pandemic. Artists, you are at the heart of everything we do. To the performers, playwrights, directors, designers, technicians, stage managers, producers, and many others who help make theatre magic happen: we stand with you.
Our thanks to our volunteers. Your commitment and love of fringing keeps us going. We could not do what we do without you, and we look forward to bringing our Fringe Family together again soon.
To our funders, sponsors, and donors: thank you for your support, generosity, and understanding as we navigate this truly extraordinary time. We’re all in this together.
Our vendors, artisans, buskers, and partners help bring our site alive. We can’t wait to bring the bustling joy of Festival back to the heart of Old Strathcona in 2021. Thank you for being an integral part of the Fringe experience.
It’s hard to imagine a summer without our beloved audiences. Audiences make fringing possible. You keep storytelling alive. Thank you. Your seat will be waiting for you as soon as our theatres open again.
We exist because theatre exists. And theatre will play an important role in healing as we learn to process and understand the impacts of this pandemic.
We will adapt. We will continue to be home to creativity, risk, craft, and community. And we will open our doors as soon as it is safe for us to gather again.
Take care of yourselves and each other.
The Edmonton Fringe Team
To try and help the travelling artists that will be hit very hard in 2020 the Edmonton Fringe has set-up a way to donate;
If you’re able and moved to give today, this week, or even in the future, please know your financial support will help us help artists as we grow through this difficult time. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt (and our unending love and gratitude!) Click on the photo