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The 34th annu­al Win­nipeg Fringe The­atre Fes­ti­val returns to the stage from July 13 to 24. This year’s fes­ti­val wel­comes (and wel­comes back) 114 per­form­ing com­pa­nies from Cana­da and beyond, per­form­ing in 23 venues across the city. Head to the cen­tre of the action at Old Mar­ket Square in the city’s his­toric Exchange Dis­trict for free enter­tain­ment on stage and off, diverse food options and beer gardens. 

Advance tick­ets and pass­es are now on sale and are avail­able at win​nipegfringe​.com or in per­son at 174 Mar­ket Avenue. Tick­ets are $12 and $6 for chil­dren (12 and under) at the Kids Venue. Pro­grams are avail­able for only $5 at the Roy­al Man­i­to­ba The­atre Cen­tre, McNal­ly Robin­son Book­sellers and select Man­i­to­ba Liquor Marts. A Fringe pro­gram pro­vides a full list­ing of shows, venues and oth­er essen­tial infor­ma­tion to help nav­i­gate the festival.

As always, UMFM’s intre­pid the­ater reporter Justin Olynyk, host of Play It Again (Wednes­day nights at 8PM), and UMFM’s crack team of review­ers will be in the mid­dle of the action check­ing out some of the great plays and telling you all about them — you can get their thoughts dai­ly here!

NEW THIS YEAR

  • 100% IN ADVANCE TICK­ETS: 100% of tick­ets will be avail­able for pur­chase on June 21, 2022. Plan your whole fes­ti­val expe­ri­ence from the com­fort of your home, order your tick­ets online or pick them up at the Roy­al Man­i­to­ba Cen­tre box office.
  • UNDER 25 DOOR DIS­COUNT: Across all per­for­mances, door tick­ets for those under 25 will only be $10. We’re aim­ing to make Fringe more acces­si­ble to the next gen­er­a­tion. Oth­er door dis­counts, at the dis­cre­tion of the per­form­ing com­pa­ny, include dis­counts for health­care work­ers, seniors, those who iden­ti­fy as chron­i­cal­ly ill and peo­ple wear­ing puffer vests.
  • NEW KIDS FRINGE LOCA­TION: Kids Fringe has all the same great enter­tain­ment, now locat­ed in Stephen Juba Park (Ban­natyne Avenue and Water­front Dri­ve). This free, fam­i­ly-friend­ly space runs Mon­day to Fri­day 11am – 3pm and Sat­ur­day and Sun­day 12pm-6pm. It fea­tures crafts, games and spe­cial guests all in a com­fort­able, park set­ting with more room to play than ever before.

HIGH­LIGHTS OF THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL

  • HALF THE PRICE, TWICE THE FUN: Par­tic­i­pat­ing per­form­ing com­pa­nies have offered over 50 per­for­mances to be sold at 2 for $12, high­light­ed in our pro­gram. Grab a pal, see a show and sup­port these gen­er­ous companies!
  • THE SOUND OF FRINGE: Local bands in our noon-hour con­cert series and night­ly fea­tured acts play at 8pm and 10pm to enter­tain the crowd at Old Mar­ket Square. Check out Dr. Rock­to­pus, Main St. Exiles, Mama Cutsworth, Papa Mam­bo, Romi Mayes, Slow Leaves, Those Guys, The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir at the Bell MTS Out­door Stage.

GET INVOLVED

  • VOL­UN­TEER: Be part of the summer’s hottest fes­ti­val by vol­un­teer­ing! Roles include sell­ing tick­ets and ush­er­ing for shows, help­ing to keep drinks flow­ing at our bev­er­age pavil­ions, facil­i­tat­ing fun with our young Fringers at Kids Fringe, answer­ing patron ques­tions and keep­ing our indoor and out­door spaces tidy. Appli­ca­tions are being accept­ed until July 8. For more infor­ma­tion and how to apply, vis­it win​nipegfringe​.com or email [email protected]​winnipegfringe.​com