Vancouver Fringe Festival

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Country and Region CanadaBritish Columbia
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Vancouver Fringe Festival
1402 Anderson Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R6 Canada
Phone: 604-257-0350
Fax: 604-253-1924

Festival Description

Voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival five year’s in a row by Georgia Straight readers, the Vancouver Fringe Festival consistently delivers an eclectic mix of theatrical offerings. Over 550 performances by more than 80 different groups for 11 days make the Fringe Vancouver’s most diverse source of entertainment. Held in some of Vancouver’s best theatre venues, such as the Granville Island Stage, Performance Works and the Waterfront Theatre in the unique setting of Granville Island, the Vancouver International Fringe Festival is North America’s most international Fringe Festival and BC’s largest theatre festival.

Festival Dates September 5 - 15, 2013
Festival Links

Festival Story:

The Festival provides an accessible, non-juried, non-censored forum for emerging and established artists alike to gain the experience and exposure they need to make a living at their calling. In addition, the Fringe plays an important role as a foundation for and incubator of local theatre and we are deepening and strengthening that role.


Festival Events:

Mainstage Lottery Party 2013:
  • Wanted: Fringe Artists
    • You’re Invited to the Fringe Lottery Party! Every year the Fringe chooses its Mainstage artists by literally drawing them from a hat–and we want you to come to the party where it all gets decided!
  • December 5, 2012, 8:00pm
    • The ANZA Club, 3 West 8th Avenue and for the
    • Fringe Onsite Program and we’ll accept as many as we can.
  • So what’s the difference between Fringe Onsite and the BYOV/Site-Specific categories?
    • Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals Lottery Winners.


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Social networks:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter!/vancouverfringe
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Practical Info:

Calling Bands and DJs 2013:
  • Every September, along side the 700+ theatrical performances that are part of the Fringe Festival, we host live music and DJs on our free outdoor stage. We’re getting ramped up for this year’s Festival and we’re looking for suggestions for who should be part of the Fringe Bar’s lineup. If you’re a band or DJ and think you’d make a great addition, contact Corbin Murdoch at with your pitch! Please include song samples or a link to your Bandcamp or Soundcloud page.
  • By phone
    (01) 604-257-0350
  • Online


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