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We exist because theatre exists, and what exists here during the 11 days of the Festival doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. We are Edmonton-grown and Edmonton-owned, and the vibrant success of Fringe is thanks to the more than 38,000 artists who have bravely taken an artistic risk with us since the Festival exploded onto the scene in 1982.

Each year, more than 1,600 artists from around the world come together to fringe. Our Festival is unjuried and uncensored, which means artists from all backgrounds – whether emerging or established – can participate. Some of the world’s most beloved artists have gotten their start right here at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and our Festival continues to have a lasting impact on the future of theatre in North America.