If you love theatre, then you’re in luck as the Vancouver Fringe Festival is back from September 5th-15th with over 80 shows in just 11 days.
The Vancouver Fringe Festival aims to celebrate every kind of theatre possible. Produced by the First Vancouver Theatrespace Society, the Fringe Festival has been an annual event in Vancouver since 1985. Now in its 29th year, the Fringe Festival attracts over 30,000 attendees.
With the motto, “Theatre for everyone!” the Fringe Festival employs an “everyone welcome” technique to select performers. Literally drawing names out of a hat, the Fringe gives all performers, from novice to master, the chance to participate on their Mainstage. The Fringe strives to produce a unique environment for theatre by presenting live theatre in an accessible and informal setting where the audience and artists can interact. They aim to break down the traditional boundaries of theatre by encouraging open dialogue between artist and attendee.