Welcome to the Fringe Movement

The Toronto Fringe Festival is Ontario's largest theatre and performance festival.

2021 Fringe Festival dates: June 30 - July 11.

Please note that, due to COVID-19, the Fringe Movement may look a little different in 2021. But rest assured, the Movement lives on!

Fringe Fact: Taking place every July at venues across Toronto, Fringe is the best 12 days of the summer.

Fringe Fact: The Fringe Festival features 150+ shows every year that we...literally...draw out of a box. We call it the Fringe Lottery. 

Fringe Fact: We do this because we strongly believe that every voice has the equal right to be heard. 

Fringe Fact: Anyone can apply and every year artists are catapulted from obscurity to fame - tours with Mirvish, hit shows on CBC and Netflix... could you be next? 

Fringe is a movement. Fringe is a community. Fringe launches careers. Fringe is FUN.

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But wait! Toronto Fringe is more than just a theatre festival. 

We also run a pop-up patio called POSTSCRIPT


And our winter festival, Next Stage

The Next Stage Theatre Festival is the grown-up sister festival of Fringe, which runs every January at Factory Theatre. Please note: the 2021 Next Stage Theatre Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19.