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Want to help us grow? Find out how to Perform, Volunteer, Billet, or Sponsor!

FRINGE APPLICATIONS

In-Person Theatre Artists
  • The backbone of the Saskatoon Fringe Festival is our incredible theatre artists. Local, national, and international artists join our festival each year, providing Saskatoon audiences with unique, daring, and brilliant performances over the 10-day festival.
  • In 2022, the Saskatoon Fringe Festival will host 18 companies from all across the globe, including 3 Kids Fringe slots and 3 Diverse Voices slots.
  • Fees for 2022 are: $60 CAD to apply, plus $690 if drawn in the Lottery.
  • On average, companies at the 2021 Saskatoon Fringe took home an average of $3,122!

APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 29, 2022.

Digital Theatre Artists
  • We are happy to bring back Digital Artists to the Saskatoon Fringe Festival!
  • In 2022, the Saskatoon Fringe Festival will host a number of digital performances online for the duration of the Festival.
  • *New* Digital participants are able to participate in “Trailer Night” – a digital version of the ever-popular Preview Night, where they can showcase their shows for Saskatoon audiences and beyond!
  • Fees for 2022 are: $20 CAD to apply, plus $30 if drawn in the Lottery.

APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 29, 2022

Outdoor Performers
  • Creative and brilliant artists from all around decorate our festival each year with their unique performances enjoyed by each passerby.
  • We continue to reimagine our outdoor programming for the 2022 Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Our goal is to connect Fringe patrons with local artists in order to foster a greater appreciation and understanding of Saskatchewan’s vibrant artistic communities.
  • More information coming soon! If you want to be put on the list of folks to be contacted when applications open, e-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org.

APPLICATION DATE TBD.

Food Vendors
  • Food vendors from all around enhance our festival each year with their unique eats, enjoyed by the over 50,000 patrons that come to the Festival.
  • In 2022, each Food Vendor must be able to provide service from a food truck (no tents, no stalls.)
  • More information coming soon! If you want to be put on the list of folks to be contacted when applications open, e-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org.

APPLICATION DATE TBD.

Artisan Vendors
  • Creative and brilliant artists from all around decorate our festival each year with their unique creations and merchandise, purchasable by our patrons.
  • More information coming soon! If you want to be put on the list of folks to be contacted when applications open, e-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org.

APPLICATION DATE TBD.

Volunteers
  • Volunteers are the backbone of the Saskatoon Fringe Festival! We are so thankful for the folks that support our Festival with their time, brilliance, and enthusiasm.
  • Volunteer shifts are compensated with vouchers for performances, an appreciation night, and more!
  • Interested in volunteering? E-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org.

BILLET

Adopt an Actor

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.

Hosting

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.

Why Host?

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.

SPONSORSHIP

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 info@25thstreettheatre.org.

FAQ

When do applications open?

Registration for Theatre Artists will open on January 29,  2022.

Applications for Buskers, Volunteers, and Vendors will open in the Spring of 2022. The exact date is TBD. E-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org to be notified when applications open.

When is the Festival?

The 2022 Saskatoon Fringe Festival will run from July 28th – August 6th, 2022. Preview will take place July 27th at 7:30 pm.

Tech times for theatre artists will take place between July 25th – 27th, 2021.

What protocols will be put in place for COVID-19 safety?

Currently, the 2022 Saskatoon Fringe Festival is accepting in-person performance applications for local, national, and international artists.

There will be a reduced number of slots available for performances at our 2022 Festival.

Each venue will be operating with reduced and appropriately distanced audiences.

At present, 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 June 22, 2021, masks will not be required at the outdoor sites or venues. Masks are still to be worn by artists, patrons, volunteers, and staff while in the indoor venues.

More information will be updated as we near closer to the festival dates.

What are the payment options for my application fee?

All fees, application and participation, can be paid by e-transfer to execdirector@25thstreettheatre.org.

If e-transfer is unavailable for you due to your location, please contact info@25thstreettheatre.org to arrange a different payment method.

When will the registration fee be due?

The in-person theatre application fee is $75 (non-refundable) and must be paid within 48 hours of submitting your application to be considered for the 2022 lottery.

Once payment has been received, you will be fully registered as a part of our 2022 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?

For theatre artists, the 2022 in-person participation fee is $675. 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 waitlist.  

All in-person participation fees are non-refundable after March 31, 2022.

What are the administration fees on ticket prices?

The administration fees for ticket prices are $4.

Tickets are set at $12 + $4 administration fee, making $16 for the public to purchase.

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

2022 venues are TBD.

How many performances will I get?

Theatre artists will have 7 performances over the 10-day Festival.

Busking artist slots are TBD.

What is the maximum length my show can be?

Theatre performances can be between 45 – 60 minutes.

Busking performance length is TBD.

Will a technician be provided?

For theatre artists: Yes! Each venue is equipped with a technician.

For busking artists: As of Jan 1, 2022: No. Busking performers will have to bring their own equipment and technician (if needed).

Do I have to provide my own stage manager?

In previous years of the festival, it was required for every show to bring a stage manager to manage and operate the sound queues, leaving our technicians to run the lighting cues.

In order to reduce the number of technical personnel in the venue, we are no longer requiring each show to bring a stage manager.

However, if your technical requirements are over and above what we deem reasonable for one technician to operate, the festival will require you to bring a stage manager. For example: you need a mic for your performers and someone to manage the mic levels throughout the performance, we will require you to have a stage manager.

What are the options for billeting?

Due to COVID-19, we working on securing safe, appropriate housing options for our national and international artists, but we are not able to guarantee billeted accommodations at this time. More information will be available at a later date.