How to Fringe
"Fringing" is for everyone who comes out to the festival. It's about discovering and experiencing something new.
Since 1989, “Fringers” have been inventing new and creative ways to Fringe in Toronto. Some take a week off work and see 5 shows a day. Some devote a weekend to KidsFest with their families. Others wait all year to see what the hidden gems will be. Regardless of your Fringe style, welcome to the festival!
My advice? Talk to people – you’ll get great advice by just striking up a conversation with your fellow FringersFringe veteran, Derrick Chua
CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
With over 1000 performances, 44 venues, and POSTSCRIPT, our outdoor patio, there is something for everyone at the Toronto Fringe. Explore the different shows online or in your program guide, and marvel in the great variety of entertainment on offer.
No matter if you are a festival newbie or a seasoned Fringer, there is always more to discover. Take a change and pick a show at random, visit a venue you've never been to before, or make a new Fringe friend.
BE A CHAMPION
Support the over 1,200 artists in this festival by purchasing a ticket. If you like a show, tell your friends and family! Shout it from the rooftops! Support the community partners that make this grassroots festival possible by frequenting their business.
Leave the car at home! Most of our venues are close together in the downtown core. We recommend walking, biking, or taking transit from venue to venue.
Bike Share Toronto is offering a $15 12-Day Unlimited Pass for the festival. Use the promo code FRINGE2018 to redeem your discount.
Make a whole day of it
You could easily spend a whole day Fringing. See a KidsFest show in the morning, grab lunch at a restaurant near the venue, see two shows in the afternoon, stop by POSTSCRIPT for a quick drink and a bite, see one more late night show, and then come back to the patio for lots of free art and events.
Stay in the Know
Follow the Toronto Fringe on social media and be the first to find out about special offers, behind-the-scences news, and upcoming events.
How to Fringe, in ASL
3 Important Reminders
THE FRINGE DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS
Because we return 100% of the net ticket sales to the artists.
ALL SHOWS START ON TIME
Set your clock to Eastern Daylight Time.
LATECOMERS ARE NOT ADMITTED
Even if you have a ticket already, so please arrive 15 minutes early.