1. The 24th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival

PROGRAM BOOK: Get Yours Early!
The Programs are all printed and available for you to pick up! Click HERE to find out where you can get yours!

Value Packs are on sale! Click HERE for big savings on your festival tickets this year.

Tickets go on sale June 15th! Click HERE to see the festival line-up, and plan your ticket purchases for June 15th.

The Festival runs July 4th – 15th. Check out our interactive MAP to see the list of venues and site-specific locations.

2. ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ Fundraiser:
As we near the launch of the 24th annual Fringe Festival, we have MUCH to celebrate! Join Fringe supporter David Mirvish for a good ol’ Rootin Tootin’ time as we introduce Fringe’s incoming director Kelly Straughn and bid farewell to outgoing ED, Gideon Arthurs.

WHAT: A more Rootin’ Tootin’ than High Falutin’ fundraiser in support of the Toronto Fringe
WHEN: June 26th, 6:30 – 9:30pm
WHERE: Honest Ed’s (Bathurst and Bloor)
TICKETS: $79 for a Rootin’ Tootin Ticket, and $99 for a High Falutin’ Ticket
HOW: Call 416.966.1062 X8 or visit fringetoronto.com

3. Support Indie Theatre by supporting the Creation Lab
The Creation Lab is an invaluable resource for the independent theatre family, and after almost one year of offering affordable space, we’re asking YOU to help us and invest in the future of the Creation Lab! Help keep the Lab pricing as low as possible. A donation of only $5 can buy an hour of rehearsal/creation time. Support your fellow artists and ensure that this important resource will flourish for many years to come ($5, $10, $15 – every little bit helps!) Click HERE to take action and support the Creation Lab Campaign now!

4. Featured Fringe Festival Partner:
Check out Horizon Arts Camp, which is just about to launch their summer programming! Horizon is a great community partner dedicated to providing access to creative opportunities for children and youth.

5. Want a Second Chance to see The Best of the Fringe This Year?
The Patron’s Pick is decided after every company’s 4th show. Selection is based on a combination of cash ticket sales after the first four shows coupled with media reception and overall ‘buzz’ of the production. The winning plays will be announced on Thursday July 12th at 9pm at the Fringe Club, will be posted on our website and will be listed at the Festival Box Office and all venue box offices. 100% of the tickets available for Patrons’ Pick performances can be sold in advance.

The Best of Fringe Uptown”, is hosted at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Shows are selected by a panel of independent producers who take box office numbers and media responses into account when choosing the winning productions. Best of Fringe Uptown is produced by Toronto Centre for the Arts and will take place from July 18th – August 3rd.

“The Best of Fringe Kids”, is hosted at Theatre Direct (Wychwood Barns). Shows are selected by a panel of independent producers who take box office numbers and media responses into account when choosing the winning productions. Best of FringeKids is produced by Theatre Direct and will take place from August 6th – 12th.

6. In the Community:
Who is Edward Bond? He’s widely considered one of the most political and radical theatre artists in the world and one of the most important living English language playwrights. With work focusing on the abuses of authority and the need for justice, he is the playwright for the post-G20 age. Sheep No Wool has three amazing opportunities for emerging artists to engage with Bond and his work. Click HERE for details.

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