Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
Saturday, August 18
Sunday, August 19
The Village of the Fringed, the 2012 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, mesmerizes mild-mannered Edmontonians August 16 to 26. Featuring more than 200 acts on indoor and outdoor stages, this international event is Canada's largest and oldest Fringe Festival.
The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in North America. The Edmonton Fringe doesn't jury or censor artists' work in any way and selects performances using an unbiased lottery system. Participating artists receive 100 per cent of ticket revenue from their performances; the Fringe relies on ticket service charges and donations from Festival patrons to operate.
The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is based in the TransAlta Arts Barns, located in the city's historic Old Strathcona neighbourhood with venues spread throughout the city.