Plan Your Visit
Finding the Fringe
Fringe shows take place in theatres and pop-up venues all over the city, including 13 main venues, 29 site-specific venues, 1 KidsFest venue with all our programming for kids and their families, and 1 outdoor patio called POSTSCRIPT (it's free and open to everyone!). Check out the festival map and venues list to find out where you are going, to find out more about parking/transit options in the area, and recommendations on restaurants or cafes.
Where to Stay
Since most of the Fringe venues are concentrated in the downtown core, there are lots of options for where to stay.
The Toronto Fringe has partnered with Stay22 to provide you with all available accommodations (hotels, Airbnbs, etc.) at the lowest price online. This pricing is equal or better than what you’ll find on any discount travel or hotel website. Book directly from the map below!
Fringe Adventure Bus
Looking to visit the Toronto Fringe from Kitchener/Waterloo? Book a ticket on the Toronto Fringe Adventure bus!
Round-trip bus travel to Toronto from KW (picking up from University of Waterloo bus bay in front of Humanities Theatre)
2 tickets to any Fringe shows
Snacks and a concert at POSTSCRIPT, the Fringe patio
Early Bird Price: $45 (book before June 15)
Regular Price: $55
Go green! Many of the Fringe venues are close enought to get to on foot between shows.
Cycling and Bike Share
Have your own bike? Save time by cycling to and from Venues. Need a bike? Purchase a $15 12-Day Unlimited Bike Share pass for the festival. Bike Share Toronto is offering this special deal for Fringers to get to and from shows with ease. Make sure ot use promo code FRINGE2018 to get your discount.
Ride the Rocket! All Fringe venues are accessible by TTC. Plan your route here.
Car and Enterprise CarShare
Find a spot to park your car in Green P lots or on streets around each venue, or grab an Enterprise CarShare vehicle, located all over the city. Rent by the hour or by the day at low rates.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Click here for a list of places to pick you your program guide around the city. Programs are also available at every venue during the festival.
Tickets and Passes
Your $13 ticket is broken out in this way: $11 ticket price and $2 service charge. We return 100% of the ticket price to artists, because we believe in supporting the next generation of theatre-makers. The $2 service charge helps keep our organization running and the lights on. We are a charitable organization, and this is an important piece of our operational budget.
The $2 per order fee on phone and online sales goes towards the technical infrastructure necessary to run our advance box office programs and compensate box office staff.
We have moved the festival to a more green, paperless system. If you have booked in advance, your email confirmation acts as your e-ticket that will be scanned at the door of the venue. If you would prefer to print out the e-ticket, we will scan the printout. If you cannot find your e-ticket in your inbox, please check your spam folder and then call the box office at 416-966-1062.
We have a rush tickets system for volunteers and our emerging artist program.
As per the Ontario Consumers Protection Act, we are not permitted to re-sell goods (i.e. tickets) that have been sold to a consumer.
The latecomer policy came into effect at the request of our patrons. Not only does it create a more enjoyable experience for our audience but it is also there to protect the health and safety of everyone.
The Fringe Lottery
Yes it really is a lottery. We receive over 700 applications, which are then divided into various categories, including National, International, General and KidsFest. Each applicant receives a lottery number. At the lottery party, we have small pieces of cardboard with the lottery numbers on them and these are verified by various people at the event. All applicants are welcome to verify that their number is present. Once they have been verified, numbers are dropped into a bin in front of the audience, and the winning numbers are drawn.
Then we wouldn’t be a Fringe, as per our CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals) mandate. We invite you to our The Next Stage Theatre Festival for a juried experience!
If you have additional questions or suggestions, we always love hearing from our community of artists, patrons, supporters and volunteers. You can email email@example.com or call 416-966-1062.