Vancouver Fringe Festival

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 04:00 to Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 04:00

First Vancouver Theatrespace Society presents the annual 11-day arts festival with 700 performances. Opening night is a Fringe birthday bash with the Vancouver premiere of TJ Dawe's Marathon and the Cave Singers in concert.

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre for everyone featuring more than 700 performances by 89 artists over 11 days from September 4 to 14, 2014. The Fringe employs an “everyone is welcome” selection technique—the Mainstage shows are literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists a chance to participate. The Vancouver Fringe also features unique site-specific theatre where artists stage their work in the nooks and crannies of Granville Island, as part of the Fringe Onsite Program. A lot happens during the Festival—so let me break it down for you.

The Festival

In 2014, the Festival runs from September 4 – 14. Tickets are on sale July 31! Over 80 shows will be performing in just 11 days! A full of list of shows will be available on our website, and in our program guide, closer to the date. Program guides will be available at Blenz Coffee locations and at various other locations around the city, starting in August.

Opening Night

The Fringe revels in its identity as part theatre, part party. Join us on September 2, 2014 at Performance Works on Granville Island for our Opening Night 30th Birthday Bash, and kick off the Festival with a VIP reception including complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, the Vancouver premiere of TJ Dawe’s Marathon, and a performance by Seattle-based blues-rockers The Cave Singers. Read more.


Get your Fringe feet wet at the Fringe-For-All, a fast and furious preview event where artists perform two minute teasers for their upcoming shows! Host David C. Jones wrangles as many artists as he can into two hours on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00pm at Performance Works. Tickets available online or at the door (if it’s not sold out!). More information to come.

Fringe Bar & Free Stage

The party doesn’t stop! The St. Ambroise Fringe Bar is the heart of the action during the Festival, with live music and more every night on the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Stage. Read more.

Pick of the Fringe

The Public Market Pick of the Fringe takes place following the Festival, from September 18–21 at Performance Works. Winners announced at Awards Night on September 14.

Pick Plus

September 18 – 21, we’re bringing in four performances that have been a hit at the Vancouver Fringe and/or around Canada back for special performances! Buy tickets to three Pick Plus shows and save more than 30%! It’s like getting a show for free! More information available soon!

Awards Night

Our annual Awards Night recognizes the best of the Festival and when we announce the Pick of the Fringe! Awards Night is September 14, 2014 at 9:30pm at Performance Works on Granville Island! Your cash donation at the door will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank.

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