A PART OF THE FESTIVAL
Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival ~ A Community Celebration.
The Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival is a unique collection of artistic
expressions assembled to create an inclusive celebration of community.
The diversity of art is a catalyst for shared experiences as individuals
explore culture as artists, audience and as connected members of a global
The 2007 Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates the presentation
of innovative theatrical art. Theatre companies from across Canada and
around the world will present 300 unique and affordable theatre performances.
Explore the incredible and unforgettable at The Saskatoon Fringe Theatre
Festival, August 2 ~ 11, 2007 in the Broadway area of Saskatoon. All tickets
are $10 or less.
How to Fringe
||Get a program. 2007 Fringe Programs
are available FREE distributed by The Star Phoenix. Find yours in
your morning paper or visit our any of our venues during the event.
||Buy a Fringe Button. They are only $5. The button
is a one-time purchase, so you are good to go for eleven days! Button
proceeds help to cover the production costs of the festival.
||Choose a play. The Fringe Program contains descriptions
of every Fringe Festival theatre performance and a master schedule
with all the show dates & times. Last minute program changes will
be posted at the Fringe Festival Box Office in the Victoria School
Portables and at the affected venues.
||Purchase a Show Ticket. Advance tickets can be
purchased by calling 664-2239 or in the Fringe Box Office located
in the Victoria School Portables (639 Broadway). Rush tickets can
be purchased at the venue one (1) hour before show time, cash only.
Please read the show descriptions and suitability PRIOR to purchasing
|| Enjoy the Show! All venues are within walking
distance of the Fringe Box Office. Please make sure that you arrive
at your venue at least a few minutes before the show is scheduled
Fringe Fast Facts
- The Fringe is artist-driven, and serves as a free market for theatre.
- The theatre companies retain 100% of their ticket revenues.
- Revenue from the sale of Fringe Buttons goes towards the production
of the Festival.
- The Saskatoon Fringe annually hosts approximately 50 theatre companies
from around the world. This includes over 200 individual performers
and company members.
- The Saskatoon Fringe attracts more than 40,000 people to the outdoor
activities on site and approximately 16,000 theatre patrons each year.
- More than 795, 000 people attend Fringes in North America. The Saskatoon
Fringe is part of a touring circuit comprised of more than 25 distinct
communities from Nova Scotia to Victoria, and Orlando to Grande Prairie.
- Back in 1947 the Edinburgh Festival of Music and Drama turned away
eight young theatre companies because of a lack of space. Not to be
deterred, these enterprising companies successfully displayed their
work around the periphery or FRINGE of the Edinburgh Festival. The Fringe
- Edmonton started the first Canadian Fringe Festival in 1982 -- Edinburgh
was first, Australia second, and Canada’s own Edmonton, Alberta
was the third Fringe Festival in the WORLD!
- The first official Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival was in 1990.