The Ottawa Fringe Festival will be held again this summer in venues in downtown Ottawa and at various locations throughout the University of Ottawa. Established in 1997, the Ottawa Fringe encourages unrestricted artistic expression and accessibility and therefore artists are not censored by the Festival and the choice of performers is made by lottery.
Patrons can choose from over 20 different productions per night (more on weekends) covering the range from theatre, comedy stand-up, music, dance and everything in-between. Tickets to shows cost, on average, $10 and five or ten show passes are also available at all venues. ALL ticket revenue goes directly to the artists. In between shows patrons are welcome to stroll around the beautiful downtown and Market area of the Nation’s Capital or join us at the licensed Fringe Courtyard for a beverage, a snack and to chat to artists and fellow Fringers.
- Over 350 performances featuring dance, comedy, drama, musical theatre, poetry, improvisation, variety, and more
- Saturday afternoon drama camps for kids 5-11 years old hosted by Orleans Young Players Theatre School
- Outdoor Courtyard open nightly showcasing free entertainment
- Ottawa Fringe Festival Canada Day events in the Courtyard with family entertainment from 11-2pm and live performances until 10pm