The St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, otherwise known as Fringe Fest, returns on May 29th for three whole weeks.
The festival has been held annually in Montreal since 1990, and is comprised of a wide program of theatrical shows.
Types of shows include off-Broadway, drag, music, dance, spoken word, comedy and repertory, and over 500 performers flock to the city for the festival.
Unlike most other theatre festivals out there, artists are chosen by lottery or on a first-come first-serve basis. If chosen, artists receive 100% of the ticket sales and they are completely uncensored in terms of what they choose to perform and how they choose to perform it.
And the best part? All shows are $10 or less! This means that if you’re a huge theatre buff, you can see multiple shows for a fraction of the cost of the latest show at PDA.
The Fringe Fest takes place primarily in the Mainline Theatre which is conveniently located in the heart of the Plateau on Boulevard Saint-Laurent.
For more information on this year’s programme, click here.
Montreal Fringe Festival
When: May 29 – June 18, 2017
Where: MainLine Theater, 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent