Winnipeg Fringe Festival: Fringe is Back: In Person and In Colour, July 13 - 24

FRINGE IS BACK: IN PERSON AND IN COLOUR

TICKETS & PASSES ON SALE NOW

The 35th annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival returns to the stage from July 13 to 24. This year's festival welcomes (and welcomes back) 113 performing companies from Canada and beyond, performing in 24 venues across the city. Head to the heart of the action at Old Market Square in the historic Exchange District for free entertainment on stage, diverse food options, vendors and beer gardens.

Tickets and passes are now on sale and are available at winnipegfringe.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 now at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and McNally Robinson Booksellers, and as of Thursday at select Manitoba Liquor Marts. A $5 Fringe program provides a full listing of shows, venues and other essential information to help navigate the festival.

NEW THIS YEAR

•100% IN ADVANCE TICKETS: 100% of tickets will be available in advance. Plan your festival experience from the comfort of your home, order your tickets online or pick them up at the Royal MTC 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 even more accessible to the next generation. Other optional door discounts, at the discretion of the performing companies, include discounts for healthcare workers, seniors 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 12–6pm. Kids Fringe 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 companies have offered over 50 specially-priced 2 for $12 performances, highlighted in our program. Grab a pal, see a show and support these generous companies!

•THE SOUND OF FRINGE: Local bands will take the stage at our noon-hour concert series and nightly featured acts play at 8pm and 10pm to entertain the crowds at Old Market Square. Check out musical acts like Big Heist Band, Mama Cutsworth, Dr. Hotbottom, Main St. Exiles, Romi Mayes, and Slow Leaves at the Bell MTS Outdoor Stage.

•GRAB A BITE: Refuel with local offerings like Farm Dog, India Palace Restaurant, KYU Grill, Little Bones, Nucci's Gelati, The Little Eggplant, The Meltdown and The Walleye Wagon. Quench your thirst at the Sleeman Breweries Beer Tent and Liquor Mart Patio.

GET INVOLVED

•PATRON REVIEWS: Fringe is by the people and for the people, so share your reviews for other Fringers to enjoy. Head over to www.winnipegfringereviews.com to read reviews or write your own.

•VOLUNTEER: Be part of the summer's hottest festival by volunteering! Roles include selling tickets and ushering, helping to keep drinks flowing at our beverage pavilions, facilitating fun 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 to apply, visit winnipegfringe.com or email volunteers@winnipegfringe.com

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is presented by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and proudly supported by Manitoba Liquor Marts.