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How to Fringe

"Fringing" means coming to the festival, discovering and experiencing something new, reconnecting with familiar faces and places, and more. It’s local art. It’s a vibe. No matter which way you Fringe, you belong here. There’s no one way to do it – how you Fringe is as unique as you are! 

  • See Some Shows

    The Toronto Fringe Festival is Ontario's largest performance festival with 77 shows on stages around the city. Immersing yourself in the festival spirit is the best way to get into the Fringe spirit. Check out the shows you are interested in, and then take a chance on a new artist you've never heard of. 

    Make a day of it! Plan your say to see a show in the afternoon, evening, and maybe even at night, stopping to recharge at the Fringe Patio with snacks and drinks. 

    Be an eager Fringer and show your support by attending performances early on in a show's run. Patrons' Picks are awarded to the shows with the hightest attendence in the first week of the festival, so make your ticket count!

  • Tickets & Passes

    Did you know that 100% of ticket revenue from the Toronto Fringe Festival is returned directly to the artists?

    Tickets and passes are available for purchase online, by phone, or in person (from the Festival Box Office everyday of the festival). Planning to see multiple shows? Buy a multi-ticket pass to save those loonies and toonies, and breeze through venues by tapping your Festo Card.

    Want to Fringe without spending any money? Enjoy free events and entertainment for all ages at the Fringe Patio, and for our littlest Fringers and their families at the KidsFest Club!

  • Finding your way

    All 16 venues, the Fringe Club, and the KidsFest Club are easily accessibly by TTC, bike, or car (some street parking available around each venue). 

    Double check your tickets to make sure you are heading to the correct theatre! 

  • ACCESSIBILITY

    We acknowledge our continues work to remove barriers to accessing our festival - Fringing is for everyone, and we are committed to building an inclusive festival for all patrons, staff, volunteers, and artists. We work with our community to identify, prevent, and remove barriers so a fulfilling experience can be enjoyed by all. We listen, we learn, we adapt. 

    Some of the services offered by the festival are venue guides for all main and satellite venues, priority seating, assistive listening devices, and performances and events with different access measures. 

    All points of service at the Fringe are equipped with fidget toys, earplugs, magnifying tools, and pen and paper. The Festival Box Office at the Tranzac has additional sensory items available to borrow. 

    Staff and volunteers receive training on service patrons with disabilities; however, we are always striving to do better. We encourage you to send us feedback, positive or negative by contacting patron.coordinator@fringetoronto.com 

  • SAFER SPACES

    We are committed to making a festival that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and safe. We're dedicated to creating spaces where community thrives. Authentic safer spaces require commitment, accountability, and support from everyone in our community. If you witness or experience harassment, violence, or discrimination, please tell us. We will listen, and we will support you. 

  • STAY IN THE KNOW

    Change happens, and it’s a guaranteed part of a festival as eclectic and energetic as Fringe. 

    We keep track of all the changes that have happened since the printing of the program guide, and share all the daily festival updates including Daily Discount tickets, show cancellations, and more.  

    Check our website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and X for all the latest news.

  • Questions?

    Contact our Patron Services Representatives by phone at 416-966-1062, by email at general@fringetoronto.com, by virtual chat at fringetoronto.com, or in-person at the Festival Box Office and at each venue every day of the festival. 

Official photographers and videographers are on site everywhere at the Toronto Fringe Festival for promotional purposes. In accordance with the FOIP Act, please let them know if you do not want your image captured. Fringe reserves the right to use photos or videos captured in public spaces for future marketing purposes.