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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 2023, 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 2023 are: $60 CAD to apply, plus $690 if drawn in the Lottery.

Applications for the 2023 Festival are now closed. Lottery winners will be posted shortly!

Questions about the lottery, fee payment, or more? Contact Jensine at jensine.emeline@25thstreettheatre.org.

Digital Theatre Artists
  • Digital theatre at the 2023 Saskatoon Fringe remains TBD. 

Interested in bringing digital theatre to the Saskatoon Fringe? Let us know!

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 2023 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.

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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 2023, each Food Vendor must be able to provide service from a food truck (no tents, no stalls.) There is space for a total of 12 trucks at the 2023 Festival.
  • Fees for 2022 were: $1,200 CAD. Fees for 2023 remain TBD.

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Artisan Vendors
  • Creative and brilliant artists from all around decorate our festival each year with their unique creations and merchandise, purchasable by our patrons.
  • In 2023, there is space for 40 artisan vendors at the Festival.
  • Fees for 2022 are: $415 CAD. Fees for 2023 remain TBD.

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FRINGE VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS

Volunteer at the 2023 Saskatoon Fringe!

  • Volunteers are the heart of the Saskatoon Fringe. We are so thankful for those who choose to spend their time volunteering with us. Fringe Volunteers assist in many areas – from the Set-Up Crew to the Carnival Games, there are many unique opportunities to share your skills.
  • Saskatoon Fringe Volunteers are compensated for the time and energy given with vouchers to see performances as well as a Volunteer Appreciation event. If you’re looking to reconnect with your community, meet like-minded people, and help to support the vibrant arts community right here in Saskatoon, we encourage you to apply and join our brilliant volunteer team.

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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 Fringe Theatre Artists (in-person) will open on November 1st, 2022. Applications close on November 22nd, and the Lottery takes place on November 25th.

Applications for Buskers, Volunteers, and Vendors will open in the Spring of 2023.

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When is the Festival?

The 2023 Saskatoon Fringe Festival will run from August 3rd – 12th, 2023. Preview will take place August 2nd at 7:30 pm.

Tech times for theatre artists will take place between July 31st – August 2nd, 2023.

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

Currently, the 2023 Saskatoon Fringe Festival is accepting in-person performance applications for local, national, and international artists. Digital theatre applications remain TBD.

There will be a reduced number of slots available for performances at our 2023 Festival.

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 or PayPal 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 $60 (non-refundable) and must be paid within 48 hours of submitting your application to be considered for the 2023 lottery.

Once payment has been received, you will be fully registered as a part of our 2023 Theatre Festival Lottery. Good luck!

*If you are selected to participate in the Diverse Voices Program, the registration fee will be waived.

Questions about the application process? E-mail Jensine at jensine.emeline@25thstreettheatre.org 

What is the last day to withdraw for a full refund?

For in-person theatre artists, the 2023 in-person participation fee is $690. 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 prices are in CAD.

All participation fees are non-refundable after March 31, 2023.

What are the administration fees on ticket prices?

The administration fees for ticket prices are $4.

For in-person, tickets are set at $12 + $4 administration fee, making $16 for the public to purchase.

Ticket bundles and children’s prices are in the works. Stay tuned!

What are the theatre performance options and venues?

The in-person venues available for the 2023 Saskatoon Fringe Festival are:

    • The Broadway Theatre 
    • The Refinery
    • The Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Centre
How many performances will I get?

In-person 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?

In-person theatre performances can be between 45 – 60 minutes.

Busking performance length is TBD.

Will a technician be provided?

For in-person theatre artists: Yes! Each venue is equipped with a technician to operate lighting equipment only. If your show requires sound mixing and/or extensive sound ques, you will be asked to provide a stage manager.

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.

We no longer require 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.

How do I audition for the Fringe?

Each company is responsible for securing its own creative team, so 25th Street Theatre does not facilitate any auditions for the Fringe.

The best way to get on-stage at the Fringe is by applying with your own show and creative team! Companies are drawn by lottery each year and are not required to have any firm plans on their script/creative team until late in the Spring.