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Theatre Festival Around Broadway

August 3 – 12, 2023

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 2023 Saskatoon Fringe (August 3rd – 12th, 2023) 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)

The 2023 Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Lottery Winners are:

*DVP = Diverse Voices Program

*CAFF Lottery = Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals Lottery

LOCAL

The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone (DVP)
KaKe Productions
Michael Daley (DVP)
River Street Theatre Collective
Rogue Souls Productions (DVP)

NATIONAL

Seismic Shift Productions (CAFF Lottery)
Sawtoe Productions
Viva Dance Company
Chromedome Productions
COWBOY

INTERNATIONAL

Neil Brookshire (CAFF Lottery)
Teater Kef
Other Erika Presents
Racing Sloth Productions
Erik de Waal

KIDS FRINGE

Shadow Players
Michael Diakuw
The Little Red Ball Company

Want to Fringe with us?!

FESTIVAL FEATURES

Get Inspired

Indoor Theatre

The 2023 Saskatoon Fringe will host 18 theatre companies from all across the globe! You can catch over 120 unique performances in three (air-conditioned!) venues across the 10-day Festival.

Individual show information and programme will be available in late Spring 2023! In the meantime, Sign up for our newsletter!

Artist looking for more information? Our new Artist FAQ page is coming soon!

Artisan Vendors

The Festival is proud to be hosting over 30 artisans across the site. Come check out & purchase the works of local jewellers, painters, printmakers, & more!

Want to be notified when 2023 applications open? Sign up for our newsletter!

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!

Interested in being an Artist @ Work in 2023? E-mail Phil at philippa.williams@25thstreettheatre.org.

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!

Want to be notified when 2023 applications open? Sign up for our newsletter!

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!

Interested in being part of Community Corner in 2023? E-mail Phil at philippa.williams@25thstreettheatre.org.

For the Family – The Orano Fringe Family Fun Zone

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

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.

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 in 2023!

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!

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023. Tickets $16.00 + GST.

Tickets & more information will be available closer to the event date.

Where is the Box Office located?

Our in-person Box Office is closed for the season!

If you have questions about ticket sales, please contact us via e-mail at info@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.

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?

A variety of outdoor performers join us at the Festival each summer!

Interested in performing at the 2023 Festival? Sign up for our newsletter to get updated when applications go live!

Are there Food Trucks?

Yes! There will be a variety of food trucks joining us at the Festival in 2023.

Have a food truck and want to join us? Sign up for our newsletter to get updated when applications go live in 2023!

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.
  • Applications to volunteer for the 2023 Festival will be open in the Spring of 2023.
  • Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when applications go live!
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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