Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival 2016 starts today

Aug 11 2016, 8:46 pm

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival starts today, bringing thousands of live shows to venues in Old Strathcona for 11 days straight.

The oldest fringe theatre festival in North America, the 35th Edmonton Fringe will run from Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 21.

There will be more than 1,500 live theatre performances across 44 venues during the Fringe, as well as some free performances and plenty of busking going on.

Events kick off on Thursday night with a performers’ parade down Gateway Blvd, followed by opening ceremonies including a performance by Signal Flow: The Hip Hop Show.

The first Fringe shows start at 8 pm on Thursday, August 11. Tickets are around $12 and all proceeds go to the artists.

Here are some shots from last year’s Fringe to whet your whistle:

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival 2016

Where: In Old Strathcona, North of 83rd Avenue between 104th Street and 103rd Street

When: From Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 21, performer’s parade starts 7 pm on August 11, opening ceremonies at 7:30 pm and first fringe performances start at 8 pm

Tickets: Online at fringetheatre.ca/ticket-information, around $12 per show, 100% of ticket sales go directly to the artists

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