Vancouver Fringe Festival
The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of every kind of theatre imaginable. Over 11 days in September, more than 90 different theatre artists and companies come together to share their creativity on stage. Audiences are as varied as the performances with theatrical offerings for all tastes and ages. The uniqueness of the Fringe comes from the “everyone is welcome” selection technique— Mainstage shows are literally drawn from a hat, while Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) artists find their own venue, some of them in surprising locations!
The Fringe revels in its identity as part theatre, part party. Every night of the Festival, Fringe artists, audiences, volunteers, and everyone involved, are welcomed to take in live music and share their experiences at the Fringe Bar. With over 500 volunteers supporting 700 performances in 11 days, the Fringe is a cultural experience unlike any other—bustling with the energy of an unwieldy stable of untamed creative beasts.
Theatre for Everyone!
The First Vancouver Theatrespace Society exists to celebrate theatre and create opportunities for performing artists and audiences by:
- Presenting the Vancouver Fringe Festival and its unjuried, uncensored content;
- Supporting emerging and established artists;
- Collaborating with other leading arts organizations; and
- Cultivating an accessible organizational environment.
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