Edmonton’s Fringe Theater Festival is proud to be back with live theater performances for 2021! With a very scaled back selection of performances, this year’s Fringe is set to look a lot more like the very first Fringe Theatre event hosted 40 years ago.
Set in Old Strathcona, the two main components of the Festival include the theatre performances at various nearby venues, and the more casual live entertainment and beer gardens situated at ATB park. Access to ATB park is limited and you will need to purchase a timed ticket to gain access. This is a family friendly area, with entertainment in the past including everything from fire spinning to chainsaw juggling!
Mask up & fringe on! This year there are a total of 11 indoor theatre venues presenting 58 shows over the 11 days of the Event. Audience sizes will be limited and venues will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each performance. Fringers will also be required to wear a mask the entire time they are inside a theatre venue.
This years Theatre for Young Audiences has two great shows for families wanting to experience the magic of Fringe Theatre together:
Got A Poem in My Pocket Fill your ‘pockets’ with the selection of silly poem’s presented by the Poetry Fools. This 45 minute show is sure to delight with poems old and new about absurd items like worms, whales and stinky socks! Ticket Prices are $12 per Adult and $10 per Student/Senior.
Win The Warrior: A King Arthur Tale This 60 minute tale takes us on the journey of a young girl who discovers the magic of the King Arthur stories during an adventure to the UK with her father. Written by Edmonton’s own beloved playwright Ellen Chorley, Win the Warrior promises fun for all ages with fights, physicality and fun! Ticket Prices are $11 per Adult and $9 per Student/Senior.
Visit the Fringe Theatre website to for more information on these and all the other great theatre shows available for the more mature audiences. There is something to appeal to everyone’s taste and sense of humour!
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2021:
When: August 13 – August 22, 2021
Where: Vanta Group Youth Stage – Nordic Light Horse Park
Address: 10324 85 Ave NW Edmonton