Fringe North Festival AUG 18 – 22 2021 with Tova Arbus, Director
Like so many in the arts sector this past year, Fringe North has had to adapt to a constantly shifting world. As much as we would love to gather in-person to celebrate performance, creation, and community, our decision to pivot to a virtual event was made in order to provide the safest and most accessible opportunity for our artists, audience members, staff, and volunteers alike. Not to worry, though – even with this shift, we will continue to celebrate the arts with the same passion and excitement as we have in past years!
All performances will be live streamed on Youtube, and Artist Talks and Workshops on Zoom!
The Fringe theatre movement started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland – they’re still home to the world’s largest fringe festival! The first Canadian Fringe was held in Edmonton in 1982. Since then, the movement has spread across the continent – the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals currently boasts 30 member festivals across Canada and the United States, and the World Congress of Fringe Festivals boasts 250 festivals worldwide.
Fringe North began in 2016 and has since grown to be a staple in the Sault’s summer entertainment scene! Our mission is to provide easily accessible opportunities for all artists and all audiences to participate in. 100% of our box office sales go to participating artists with a maximum ticket price of $12, so performances are affordable and easily accessible. We are a proud member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals and the World Congress of Fringe Festivals.