My First Fringe


My First Fringe is a theatre production and creation workshop series for young theatre makers. The recommended age for this program is 15-19. In this program, participants will take part in a series of workshops led by established artists, geared towards equipping participants with the skills needed to successfully create and produce a fringe show.  At the end of this program, participants will be empowered with the information and confidence to apply for the 2023 Toronto Fringe Festival. This program is open to residents of Ontario. 

This year we have space for up to 10 participants in the My First Fringe program. Cost to attend is FREE for participants. We will also be offering a bursary of $150 for all 10 participants.



*daily schedule is subject to change*

Workshops will be held from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM on the following days: March 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th

March 18th and 19th will be rehearsal and then a performance day, exact times to be determined. 

We are currently planning for this program to be a hybrid model of online and in person sessions.  This is subject to change due to restrictions and/or comfort of participants.  Please apply even if you would be unable to attend in person sessions.


Click here to fill out the 2022 application form.

Applications will CLOSE February 18th, 2022.

Once your form is completed, it will be reviewed by the Fringe team.  We will be assessing applications based on creative interests, how this program could benefit you/if you’ve had much access to other training programs and the overall group dynamic. All levels of experience are welcome. Even if you are brand new, we encourage you to apply!  

All applicants will be contacted via email no later than February 28th regardless of success of application. 

If you have any questions, or require any accessibility accommodations in order to submit your application, please contact Suzanne Wilkie at or 416-966-1062 ext. 223, and we will assist you.