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Theatre Festival Around Broadway

July 28 – August 6, 2022

Engaging the Community Through Art

Celebrate the arts at a 10 day community festival in the heart of the Broadway District of Saskatoon. From learning what the Fringe is all about to how to make the most of your experience—this page is where you’ll find all you need to know!

The 2022 Saskatoon Fringe (July 28 – Aug 6) will take place in W. E. Graham Park (behind Ecole Victoria) and on 11th Street E.

In-person theatre performances will take place at:

  • The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave)
  • The Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave)
  • The Cosmopolitan Senior’s Centre (614 11th St E)

Digital theatre performances will be available on-demand during the run of the Festival.

Want to Fringe with us?!

FESTIVAL FEATURES

Get Inspired

Artisan Alley

Hosting over 30 artisans, Artisan Alley is located in the rink behind Ecole Victoria School. Come check out & purchase the works of local jewellers, painters, printmakers, & more!

Artists @ Work - presented by USASK

Each day of the Festival, we will have a new artist working on the Festival site to create a large-scale art installation. Some projects you will be able to see evolve throughout the day, & others you may be invited to participate in creating!

Busking Performers

This year we have over 50 free, outdoor performances at the Saskatoon Fringe. From acrobats to jugglers to musicians, we hope that you will join us as there are performances scheduled on all three outdoor stages, and the only cost to you is what you throw in the performer’s hat at the end of the show!

A full schedule of busking performances is coming soon!

Community Corner - supported by SaskTel

We have invited Saskatoon community organizations to set up shop on our Festival site (three new groups each day). Be sure to stop by and learn who is making a difference in our community!

Featured Performances

Every day at the Fringe, there will be a Featured Performer on one of our three outdoor stages. These are folks that we feel embody the spirit of the Fringe, have been longtime fixtures of the Fringe, or are just generally so great that we wanted to make sure they could connect with you.

A full schedule of Featured Performances is coming soon!

"Set the Stage" Project - supported by SK Arts

Located throughout the Festival site are four set boxes which were created by four local theatre artists in collaboration with four community service groups. Snap a selfie in one (or all) of the sets as we bring the theatre experience to the great outdoors!

"Lighting Up the Stage" Project - supported by the City of Saskatoon

Join local visual artist Kelsey Ford in making flowers from theatre lighting gels to “light up” Artisan Alley. You can make & take one, but also consider leaving one to be hung in and above Artisan Alley; creating a beautiful shopping space for all to enjoy!

For the Family

Carnival Games

Back for another year after proving to be a hit in 2021, we have kids’ carnival games set up in W. E. Graham Park.

Get your tickets at the Sales Office to play these classic carnival games and win fun prizes!

Collaboration Station

This year at the Collaboration Station, we are making masquerade masks! Join theatre artist and educator Angela Christie at this free drop-in program for young ones where you can make a theatrical mask that you can take home with you.

Operating Hours

  • Weekdays – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays – 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Kids Fringe Got Talent

Kids under the age of 16 are invited to show off their mad skills on The Kinsmen Stage. No registration is required – come join the fun!

A full schedule of showtimes is coming soon!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Festival Grounds

The Outdoor Festival takes place on 11th Street E & in W. E. Graham Park (behind Ecole Victoria School on Broadway Ave.) and runs from 6 pm – 10 pm on weekdays, & noon – 10 pm on weekends (including the holiday Monday).

The Festival grounds are equipt with entertainment, activities, food trucks, & more! Be sure to check out all corners of the Festival for the best experience.

*NEW* All of our artisan vendors are located in Artisan Alley – a one-stop-shop hub for all the amazing goodies & crafts being sold at the Festival. Artisan Alley is located in the rink behind Ecole Victoria School, right in the centre of our Festival grounds.

Getting to the Festival

Bus: Be green & take a bus to the Festival. Route 8 & 13 serve the Broadway area. Check the City of Saskatoon website for more information.

Bike: Bike to the Festival and park with ease! The (free!) Bike Valet (at the 11th Street E entrance to W. E. Graham Park) will store & secure your bike so you can enjoy the day. Be sure to pick up your bike anytime before 10:15 pm!

Car: Remember that there are residential parking restrictions put in place for a two-block radius around the Festival! Metered parking is available on Broadway Avenue.

Should you wish to discuss parking restrictions or passes further, please contact the City of Saskatoon at 306.975.2400.  

*NOTE* Please consult the City of Saskatoon website to ensure your trip is not hindered by construction in the area.

Theatre

The Festival is playing host to 18 unique indoor theatre performances and 10 brilliant digital performances in 2022!

Shows are being performed at:

  • The Cosmopolitan Senior’s Centre 614 11th St. E
  • The Refinery 609 Dufferin Ave.
  • The Broadway Theatre 715 Broadway Ave.

Tickets may be purchased in advance of the show online, at the Sales Office (located in W. E. Graham Park) during Festival hours, or at the door half an hour before the event begins.

*NOTE* Tickets must be purchased with a credit card at the door, & may be purchased with either a credit card or cash at the Sales Office. We are unable to process debit for ticket purchases at this time.

Doors open 5 minutes in advance. Latecomers will be permitted at the discretion of the artists.

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Fringe Respectfully

Each performance involves countless hours of writing, rehearsing, costuming, directing, and perfecting—not to mention the very many years artists spend mastering their craft.

Arrive early: Latecomers will not be permitted into performance.

Buzz off: Mute ringers, beepers, buzzers, and tweeters.

Be in the moment: Do not take photos or videos of performances. Refrain from texting or talking during the show. Turn your phone off and enjoy!

Portable Toilets

Portable toilets are available in two locations across the site: off 11th Street E by Ecole Victoria School and at the 12th Street E entrance into W. E. Graham Park.

Wheelchair-accessible toilets will be available at each of the locations listed above!

COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with the policies of our indoor theatre venues at this time, patrons are required to wear masks at all times while inside the venue. Patrons are permitted to remove their masks to eat and drink.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Enjoy the Festival!

FAQs

When and where is Preview Night?

Can’t decide on what shows to see?

Join us for Preview Night at the Broadway Theatre!

July 27th at 7:30 pm. Tickets $16.00 + GST.

A hilarious evening of two-minute pitches from each of the performing companies – hosted by Amanda Trapp & Nathan Howe!

GET TICKETS HERE! (link coming soon)

Where is the Box Office located?

Our Sales Office will be located in W. E. Graham Park.

The Sales Office will be equipt to sell:

  • tickets to theatre shows (credit & cash only)
  • merchandise
  • drinks via “The Garden”
  • 50/50 tickets
  • carnival game tickets

Operating Hours (July 27th – August 6):

  • Weekdays: 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Weekends (& Holidays): 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Call 306-270-0512 or e-mail sales.office@25thstreettheatre.org.

What are your hours of operation?

Outdoor Festival

Weekdays: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weekends (& Holidays): 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sales Office

Weekdays: 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Weekends (& Holidays): 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

How do people buy tickets and where do we get our tickets?

In-person:

Tickets are available via cash or credit card in-person at our Sales Office in W. E. Graham Park.

Online:

Purchase ahead of time tickets at: https://25thstreettheatre.thundertix.com/.

You will receive a confirmation email with your tickets attached. You do NOT need to print them off – your name will be on a list at the door when you get to the venue.

For Digital Theatre Shows:

In your confirmation e-mail, the link to the video and a unique password will be attached at the very bottom of the e-mail.

If you do not receive your confirmation email within 30 minutes check your Junk or Spam folder. If not there, call us at 306-270-0512 or email the Sales Team at sales.office@25thstreettheatre.org.

Tickets are non-refundable. 

Where are the venues?

The theatre venues at the 2022 Festival are:

  • The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave.)
  • The Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)
  • The Cosmo Senior Centre (614 11th St. E.)
Which street performers are performing? And where?

This year we have over 50 free, outdoor performances at the Saskatoon Fringe. From acrobats to jugglers to musicians, we hope that you will join us as there are performances scheduled on all three outdoor stages.

Performances will take place at:

  • The Kinsmen Stage – South W. E. Graham Park in The Orano Fringe Family Fun Zone
  • The Street Stage – On the corner of 11th Street E & Broadway Avenue
  • The Garden Stage – North W. E. Graham Park near “The Garden” licensed area

A full schedule of performances is available here. (link coming soon!)

Are there Food Trucks?

Yes! There are a variety of food trucks joining us at the Festival this year. Including:

  • The Generation Love Project
  • Lemonade YXE
  • Taco Bout It
  • Smokin’ Outlaws BBQ
  • Chester Knight’s Bannock Bistro
  • Romiz Kitchen
  • Chubbs Grub
  • The Shawarma Joint
  • Dylan and Cam’s
  • Chonky Dog
  • Tropikal Treatz
Does the festival have security?
  • Yes, there are security officers present on the festival site.
Where are the bathrooms?
  • Portable toilets will be available off 11th Street E. by Victoria School and at the 12th Street E. entrance to W. E. Graham Park. Wheelchair-accessible toilets will be available in the set of portable toilets mentioned above.
Does the festival need volunteers? How do I sign up?
  • One of the main reasons our festival is so successful is due to our loyal and hard-working volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our festival.
  • To sign up, fill out the Form linked here.
  • If you have any questions regarding volunteering with the festival, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Katie, at katie.blackburndust@25thstreettheatre.org.
What benefits do volunteers receive?
  • All volunteers receive one theatre ticket voucher, per shift worked, redeemable for a show of their choosing.
  • All volunteers may attend the Volunteer Appreciation Party that is held during the second week of the Festival.
  • All volunteers receive one raffle ticket, per shift worked, to put towards a prize of their choosing at the Volunteer Appreciation Party.
Does the festival have a secure area for bicycles?

The (free!) Bike Valet (at the 11th Street E entrance to W. E. Graham Park) will store & secure your bike so you can enjoy the day. Be sure to pick up your bike anytime before 10:15 pm!

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