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Theatre Festival Around Broadway

August 1 – 10, 2024

CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH ART

Celebrate everything weird and wonderful about the arts at this 10-day community festival in the heart of the Broadway District of Saskatoon!
Spend the best fringing days of your summer with us from August 1st – 10th, and take in an array of theatre productions from across the globe, outdoor street performers, artisan vendors, food trucks, games, and more.

Everything you need to know about how to become a true Fringer can be found right here at your fingertips!

Located in W. E. Graham Park and on 11th Street E, and expanding onto Broadway Avenue for our Broadway Days on the long weekend (August 3rd – 5th).

Announcing the 2024 Fringe Festival Lineup:

LOCAL

  • Eusebius Scribante
  • Full Metal Comedy
  • Live Fully Productions
  • Rogue Souls Productions
  • Sweat n’ Gumption
  • The Little Company That Could

NATIONAL

  • Bat Rabbit Productions
  • Holly M Brinkman
  • Jessica Pigeau
  • Keith Brown
  • Shawn DeSouza-Coelho
  • SNAFU

INTERNATIONAL

  • Chase Padgett
  • El Diablo of The Cards
  • Jem Rolls/Big Word
  • Jennifer Vosters
  • Rob Gee
  • The Baggy Pants

KIDS FRINGE

  • Catch Me In The Kitchen
  • Squirrel Suit Productions
  • Wonder City Collective

HOURS OF OPERATION:

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL HOURS

Weekdays: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Weekends: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Broadway Days (Aug 3 – 5): 12:00 – 10:00 PM

BOX OFFICE (W.E. GRAHAM PARK)

Weekdays: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

THE GARDEN (W.E. GRAHAM PARK)

Weekdays: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Weekends: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Broadway Days (Aug 3 – 5): 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Happy Hours: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, & 6:00 – 7:00 PM

FRINGE THEATRE VENUES:

THE REFINERY

609 Dufferin Ave,
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1C4

– Gender-neutral washrooms
– Short flight of stairs to access
– Air conditioned

THE BROADWAY THEATRE

715 Broadway Ave,
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 1B3

– Gender-neutral & single-stall washrooms
– Wheelchair accessible
– Air conditioned

THE COSMO

614 11th St E,
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0G3

– Gender-neutral washrooms
– Wheelchair accessible
– Air conditioned

FESTIVAL FEATURES

Get Inspired

Indoor Theatre

The Fringe is the true heart of the theatre world and the starting point for many of your favourite shows and performers. From big-name acts that have been honing their craft for years, to brand-new artists just starting to blossom, you’re not a true Fringer until you’ve taken in the magic of a show or two. The only thing we promise you can expect is the unexpected.

To Fringe is to celebrate creativity. The Fringe welcomes live performances from every genre of live performance (and even some genres that haven’t been invented yet). Come for a laugh, or a cry, and let yourself be surprised by the talent on our indoor stages.

The 2024 Saskatoon Fringe plays host to 21 theatre companies from all across the globe this summer, offering over 120 unique performances in three venues!

Artisan Vendors

Another great aspect of the Fringe is the shopping! Check out our artisan market during the Festival to purchase the works of local jewelers, painters, printmakers, & more!

A full list of vendors will be posted on our website during the Festival.

Busking Performers

You haven’t fringed until you’ve taken in a free show at one of our outdoor stages. From acrobats to jugglers to musicians, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The only cost to you is what you throw in the performer’s hat at the end of the show! 

Many of the outdoor performers on the busking circuit come from across the world and rely on your tips as their income, so tip well and give often to make sure more and more spectacular acts keep choosing to visit Saskatoon each year!

A schedule of street performers will be posted to our website during the Festival.

Community Corner

We have invited Saskatoon community organizations to set up shop on our Festival site (two – 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 2024? E-mail Phil at philippa.williams@25thstreettheatre.org.

For the Family – The Fringe Family Fun Zone

Carnival Games

Back for another year, we have carnival games for kids both big and small set up in W. E. Graham Park! Try your luck at our rubber duck fishing pond or challenge our staff to a game of inflatable darts if you think you can handle the heat.

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

Collaboration Station

Bring your young ones to Collaboration Station for the chance to engage in daily workshops with local theatre professionals! Collaboration Station is all about hands-on theatre creation and fun!

Operating Hours

  • Weekdays – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays – 12:00 – 9:00 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 – 9 PM on weekdays, & noon – 9 PM on weekends (including the holiday Monday).

The Festival grounds are equipped 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, run by Saskatoon Cycles, 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 21 unique indoor theatre performances in 2024!

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.

All tickets are final sale. There are absolutely no refunds or exchanges. There are no refunds for any unused portion of the 10-show pass.

Doors open 5 minutes ahead of showtime. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the artists. Please don’t be late!

Absolutely no photography or videography of any kind is allowed inside the venues during the shows. Please be respectful to the artists and turn off your cell phone, smartwatch, etc.

View the 2023 Fringe program here!

Get your Fringe tickets here!

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 performances.

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!

FAQs

Preview Night?! What's a Preview Night?

Can’t decide on what shows to see? Come to Preview Night and get a 2-minute sneak peek of all the shows at the 2024 Fringe!
A fan-favourite event for the true Fringers out there, Preview Night is your early bird buffet of all the stage shenanigans to come.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024
8:00 PM at the Broadway Theatre

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

Wait, when is the Fringe open?

Ok, ok, our hours of operation can be a little confusing, we just want to make sure you’re paying attention. So here’s your reminder that our outdoor Festival hours are when you can visit and stroll around our site expecting to see outdoor performances and vendors.
Outdoor Festival hours are NOT the same as our box office or theatre hours so if you show up at 11:oo AM looking for fun and games, you may get a little lonely.

Outdoor Festival and Licensed Garden Hours:

Weekdays: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Broadway Days (Aug 3 – 5th): noon – 10:00 PM
Happy Hours at The Garden: noon – 2:00 PM, & 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Box Office

Weekdays: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Weekends (& Holidays): 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

How the heck do I buy tickets?

In-person:

If you’re a spontaneous Fringer you can check out our Box Office tent located in W. E. Graham Park during the Festival.
Our Box office staff will be happy to assist you and give you the inside scoop on the shows they recommend!
For in-person ticket purchases, we accept payment via credit card, cash, or really good jokes (accompanied by credit/cash).

Online:

If you’re the type of Fringer who likes to plan ahead, or you just want to skip the line and jump straight into the action then head to 25thstreettheatre.thundertix.com/ where you can buy all the tickets you need in advance!

Once your booking is successful you will receive a confirmation email with your tickets attached.
And don’t worry, you do NOT need to print them off – your name will be on a list at the door when you get to the venue, we’ve got you covered friend.

 

Got more questions or want to go old-school booking and give your landline some love? Then give us a ring at 306.664.2239!
OR send us an email info@25thstreettheatre.org

 

All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Help support our Fringe artists so they can keep creating.

What street performers can I expect to see?

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

A schedule of all the weird, wacky, and wonderful acts you can catch will be posted on our website and socials during the Festival

The big circle buskers can be found on our Street Stage (at 11th St. E. and Broadway Ave.) and on the Park Stage (in W. E. Graham Park). Pop-up acts such as living statues and musicians can be found on 11th Street E., Broadway Ave., and in W. E. Graham park every. single. day.

There’s always something new to encounter at the Fringe! Who knows what you might find…

What are the food and drink options?

Lucky for us, we share our stomping grounds with many incredible restaurants and bars in the Broadway neighbourhood!

Don’t want to miss any Fringing whilst you satisfy those cravings? We also have a selection of Food trucks located in W.E. Graham Park!
A full list of this year’s vendors will be posted on our website during the Festival.

Does the Festival have security?
  • Yes! At the Fringe, your safety is one of our top priorities that’s why we work with a team of security staff to make sure that our site is always monitored and there’s always personnel present to help you.
Can I volunteer at the Fringe?

We say… the more the merrier!

One of the main reasons our Festival is so successful is due to our passionate, loyal, and hard-working volunteers. 1000’s over brilliant individuals have been helping us build the Fringe since 1989 and that number is always growing!

We are always looking for new volunteers of all abilities to join our Festival. If you’re interested in learning more please e-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org

Can I ride my bike to the Fringe?

Yes! We know that the Broadway area can get pretty busy at times, and we want to keep our neighbours and the environment happy, so skip the parking tickets and bring your bike or active mode of transport to side! We’ll happily store it for you at our complimentary bike valet.

We only ask that you try not to bike or skate through our site. That way everyone can Fringe safely.

The (free!) Bike Valet is available at the 11th Street E entrance to W. E. Graham Park, and run by the amazing team at Saskatoon Cycles who will store & secure your bike so you can enjoy the day. Just be sure to pick up your bike anytime before 10:15 PM or we’ll send your gear to our overnight jailhouse!

 

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