Inspired by the worldwide fringe movement, Toronto Fringe was founded by a cluster of local indie artists in 1989 to offer the “fringes” of the performing arts community a platform to create art at a grassroots level. It’s theatre by the people, for the people.
Since then, the Toronto Fringe Festival has become the largest theatre festival in Ontario, showcasing 150+ productions every July at 30+ venues around downtown Toronto. But throughout its three decades of growth, Fringe has kept the indie, grassroots spirit alive. Fringe keeps ticket prices lower than any other arts festival in the city, at $13, because we believe everyone should be able to afford to see theatre.
Who is it for?
All ages and adult themed events
Tickets : Free and ticketed events.
Advance tickets – $11 (+ $2 service charge).
A selection of shows have designated their first performance to be a preview. These tickets can be purchased in advance or at-the-door – $6 (+ $2 service charge). Preview performances are printed in bold in the Fringe Program Guide.
Daily discount tickets – $6 (+ $2 service charge). Check the daily discount listings online. These tickets can only be purchased day-of by phone, online, or at-the-door.
KidsFest – $5 discounted tickets for kids 12 and under, babes-in-arms are free! Valid only for KidsFest performances. Can be purchased in advance or at-the-door of the George Ignatieff Theatre.
How to get tickets?
Available online or by phone at 416-966-1062 (Subject to a $3 per order fee).
Tickets will be available in person as of July 3 at the TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL box office container Box Office located at POSTSCRIPT (in the hockey rink at 275 Bathurst Street) from noon – 10pm.
At the Festival Box Office at The Fringe Club at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West, south-east corner of Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street) starting July 5th until July 16th, every day from noon until 9pm.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
July 3 – July 14, 2019
Shows from 10:30am to 10:45pm
Run time: 45 to 90 minutes
Venue & Address :
Various Venues – Map