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25th Street Theatre has cultivated a long and excellent reputation with performers and our host families. Performers have enjoyed coming to Saskatoon and coming back again because of the comfortable, friendly atmosphere created by the great hospitality of our host families. For their part, our hosts and host families have also enjoyed their time billeting performers. Both performers and hosts have expressed that billeting was a wonderful experience and a great way to meet new and interesting people.
Hosts are asked to provide a safe, clean, private place for performers to sleep and access to full bathroom facilities. Usually the hosts are very generous with their hospitality and offer use of laundry, kitchen, and other items but this is not required.
We encourage both parties to discuss their needs, habits, and expectations and remind the performers that customs and living habits differ between countries, provinces, and even house to house. What seems perfectly reasonable to one person may not be so for another. Open conversations and questions are the best way to get to know each other and resolve any habits that may seem out of place.
Billeting is an integral part of the Fringe festival. Because of our hosts and billeting program, 25th Street Theatre can provide Saskatoon Fringers with a greater variety of performances, stories, and entertainment from all over the world. Billeting provides more artists the opportunity to perform here in Saskatoon by offsetting the artist’s costs of traveling to, and performing in, our 10-day festival.
Thanks to our hosts, Saskatoon continues to enjoy a wide variety of Fringe Theatre performances, and more artists have been able to experience our city and share their stories with us.
Hosts will receive show vouchers that are redeemable at any show at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival.
25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization that produces the annual, landmark cultural event known as the Saskatoon Fringe Festival.
As one of the major summer festivals in Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Fringe Festival, offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities, and we would love to chat with you about how we can create a mutually beneficial sponsorship arrangement. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact us here or send us an email directly to email@example.com.
When do applications open?
For the 2021 Saskatoon Fringe Festival, applications for theatre artists will open February 23rd, 2021 and will close March 13th at 11:59 pm CST.
Applications for buskers, artisan, and food vendors will open later in the year. The exact date is TBD.
When is the Festival?
The 2021 Saskatoon Fringe Festival will run from July 29th – August 7th, 2021.
Tech times for theatre artists will take place between July 26th – 29th, 2021.
What protocols will be put in place for COVID-19 safety?
Currently, the 2021 Saskatoon Fringe Festival is only accepting in-person performance applications for local and national (Canadian residing) artists.
All international participants of any kind are only eligible for the online performance option.
There will be a reduced number of slots available for performances at our 2021 Festival.
Each venue will be operating with reduced and appropriately distanced audiences. We are also offering digital programming from our artists at the Refinery as well as our international arists.
Masks will be required of all patrons, staff, and volunteers at all venues, at all times, and our staff and volunteers will be following and enforcing all public health orders.
As of February 22, 2021, masks will be requited of all performers, artists, and vendors at all times. Masks may be able to be removed during performances by artists if public health guilelines permit. More information will be updated as we near closer to the festival dates.
What are the payment options for my application fee?
When will the registration fee be due?
The application fee is $75 (non-refundable) and must be paid within 48 hours of submitting your application to be considered for the 2021 lottery.
Once payment has been received, you will be fully registered as a part of our 2020 Theatre Festival Lottery. Good luck!
*If you are selected to participate in the Diverse Voices Program, the registration fee will be waived.
What is the last day to withdraw for a full refund?
The 2020 registration fee is between $125-600, depending on your selected performance type/venue. Should you need to withdraw from the Festival, your fee will be refunded (minus a $85 refund administration fee) IF we are able to fill your space with another artist from our wait list.
All registration fees are non-refundable after March 31, 2021.
What are the administration fees on ticket prices?
The administration fees for ticket prices are $3.
Tickets for in-person performances are set at $13 + $3 administration fee, making $16 for the public to purchase.
Digital content will also apply this $3 fee, but the base ticket price is set by the artists.
Can I set my own ticket price?
For programming at The Braodway, The Refinery, The Outdoor Stage, and The Touring Show, the ticket prices are set firm at $16, including the $3 administration fee.
Digital programming by International artists and the filmed content from The Refinery will have ticket proces set by the respective artists, also including the $3 administration fee.
What are the theatre performance options and venues?
The in-person venues available for the 2021 Saskatoon Fringe Festival are:
- The Broadway Theatre
- The Refinery
- W. E. Graham Park
The other in-person performanec option is a Toruing Show around Saskatoon. This includes performances at private outdoor green spaces within Saskatoon, curated by patrons and by the Festival for you. Travel between performance locations will be provided.
There will also be performances available online, on-demand, for International artists. Digital performnces will also have screening times at The Bradoway Theatre during the festival.
What is the deal with the outdoor stage? Will I be performing on grass?
Nope! We’re fortunate enough to have an outdoor, covered stage available for the Outdoor Theatre Venue. You’ll be performing on a raised stage with lighting and sound equiptment provided.
Should weather turn sour and unsafe for performances, we will postpone accordingly.
How many performances will I get?
The performances at The Braodway Theatre, The Refinery, and The Outdoor Stage will have 7 performances each.
The performances for the Touring Option will have 6 perfroamces (5 private – 1 public).
Digital performances will be screened at The Broadway Theatre five times, and will be available at all times, on demand, online.
What is the maximum length my show can be?
In-person performances can be between 45 – 60 minutes.
Digital performances can be up to but no longer than 20 minues.
Will a technician be provided?
Yes! Each venue is equip with a technician.
Do I have to provide my own stage manager?
No, but you’re certainly welcome to if you like!
What are the options for billeting?
We are still working on securing safe, appropriate housing options for our national artists, but we are not able to guarantee billeted accommodations at this time. More information will be available at a later date.
If you are applying from across Canada and will require billeting, or have specific questions regarding billeting, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.