A video featuring well-known Fringe alumni.

For the first time in 32 years, there Was no Toronto Fringe.

We need your help to see us through to 2021, and beyond.

Since the cancellation of the 2020 Toronto Fringe due to COVID-19, we have all had a moment to sit with the fact that for the first time since 1989, the show will not go on. We have received so many kind words of encouragement and support, and we know that you are all looking forward to the triumphant return of Ontario’s largest theatre festival in 2021.

The team at the Toronto Fringe has embraced the necessity of the COVID-19 pivot, and we are continuing to connect with our artists and provide resources and a platform for them to create art. But we all know there is no true replacement for the shared human experience of live theatre.

In order for the Fringe to live on and inspire new generations of theatre artists to take risks and take to the stage, we need the support of our community more than ever. Like many cultural organizations, our bottom line is affected by the loss of revenue (such as ticket fees, bar sales, and corporate sponsorship) from the cancellation of our event.

If you are feeling comfortable financially, please consider a donation to the Toronto Fringe during these difficult times. Long live the Fringe!

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You may also donate on our Canada Helps page, but we prefer to take donations via our own system above. Thank you.