Enjoy uncensored, unexpected, unforgettable theatre. Bringing 30+ bold theatre artists to Calgary. Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals that are focused on creativity, performance, expression, and pushing boundaries.
There’s comedy, drama, improv, dance, music, magic and more. Intricate ensemble casts, dynamic duos and breathless solo performances. Quirky romps, fantasy masterpieces, moving vignettes and dark real-life tales. A mix of young emerging artists alongside seasoned pros.
The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 and since then, hundreds of Fringe Festivals have been established in cities around the world.
Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store this summer:
** LIVE IN FRONT OF A THEATRE AUDIENCE – brought to you LIVE from Festival Hall (1215 – 10 Ave SE), four stellar artists – hailing from right here in Calgary! – are ready to welcome patrons back to live in-person theatrical entertainment. Can’t make it out to the venue? No problem! All the performances will also be live streamed so you won’t miss out on a thing! PLUS a special one-time only event on the Holiday Mon Aug 2 called the 1,000 Monkeys Project, brought to you by Alberta Playwrights Network.Runs Fri July 30 to Sat Aug 7.
** OUTDOORS at the LAWN CHAIR FRINGE – bring the family and head on down to Gopher Park (corner of 11 Ave and 11 Str SE, across from Cold Garden) to take in an immersive outdoor theatrical experience that will leave you with plenty of smiles on your faces and fun in your hearts. Bring your lawn chairs or camping chairs – or picnic blankets! – to camp out and enjoy the show. Brought to you by A Levity Theatre Co. Runs Fri July 30 to Sat Aug 7.
** DIGITAL THEATRE PLAYHOUSE – for a unique one-of-a-kind online viewing experience, check out our new web channel and be prepared to be amazed by the diversification of the work being presented by artists from across the globe! In addition to the live stream performances, we will also have a selection of ‘ON DEMAND’ video pre-recordings from which to choose from with closed captioning provided. These ON DEMAND theatrical presentations are available from Mon July 26 to Sat Aug 14.
** CALGARY FRINGE WATCH PARTY – The Calgary Fringe is setting up its projector and big screen on the stage for patrons to come and watch select video presentations from our 2021 Digital Theatre Playhouse ON DEMAND line-up. Another opportunity for us to gather together in community and watch some pretty amazing digital theatre! 1 pm on Sat July 31, Sun Aug 1, Mon Aug 2, and Sat Aug 7 at Festival Hall.
** SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION LIVE STREAM EVENT ALL THE WAY FROM ASTONIA! Dan Le Man presents “DICEY-ONLINE!” 6 pm nightly Sun Aug 1, Mon Aug 2, and Tues Aug 3.
Who is it for?
All ages and adult events
Tickets :Each of our live performance and video presentation tickets are regularly priced at $15 plus $5 ticketing surcharge for a total cost of $20, making it very affordable to see some amazing shows! AND best of all, 100% of the performance / video presentation ticket goes directly back to the artist!
How to get tickets?
In-person at the door
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: July 30 to August 7, 2021 – Schedule
Venue : Festival Hall, 10 Avenue Southeast, Calgary & Online
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