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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!

In 2021 the outdoor portions of the Saskatoon Fringe took place just off Broadway Ave. in three Mini-Sites:

  • The Winery by the Refinery – on Dufferin Ave.
  • Street Beach – on 11th Street E, and
  • The Kinsmen Fringe Family Fun Zone – in W. E. Graham Park


3 In-Person Venues. In-Person Productions.

10 Days.

After the cancellation of the 2020  Festival and the semi-digital, small-scale 2021 Festival, we are elated to be back!  We are in the works of planning a scalable event that enabled us to contract and expand our offerings based on the public health guidelines in the lead-up to and during the Festival. We are committed to connecting artists to audiences in a way that ensures the safety of our artists, our patrons, our volunteers, and our staff.

Applications for the Theatre Artists at the 2022 Saskatoon Fringe Festival will open on January 29th, 2022.

Applications for volunteers, buskers, food vendors, and artisan vendors will open in the Spring of 2022. The exact date is TBD.

Interested persons can send us an e-mail at info@25thstreettheatre.org to be notified when applications go live!

Want to Fringe with us?!

Get the Most out of the Fringe Festival!


Take a Chance

We have tons of different in-person plays this year! That’s a ton of unique experiences in over 100 performances available for you to discover. And that’s not including buskers, musicians, and other street performers. Don’t forget about your artisan and food vendors!

This summer, we encourage you to step out of the familiar and take a chance! Try a new food. Randomly select a play and go see it. Allow yourself to wander, explore, and discover something brand new! Leave your regular life at the entrance and become an adventurer for the day. You never know, the spirit of the Fringe is contagious—you just might find a new passion or hobby, a delicious cuisine, or make new friends.

Talk to Fringers

Fellow Fringers are your best resource when you’re not sure what to see, where to eat, or what to do next. Socialize with staff, volunteers, artisans, and even performers to chat and share the highlights of your Fringe-ing adventures. The welcoming and vibrant atmosphere of the festival makes it even easier to strike up a conversation with a friendly face.

Psssst…here’s a hot Fringe tip: since the Bike Valets meet so many people during the festival, they always have great recommendations for shows!

Join the Conversation

Step 1: Follow us on social media! Facebook,  Instagram, and Twitter 

We’ll be posting about everything Fringe leading up to the festival.

Step 2: Use our hashtag #SaskatoonFringe and #FringeForever to post pictures, videos, and thoughts about your Fringe-ing experience and join in the conversation yourself(ie)!

Step 3: Search our hashtag to see what other Fringers are saying and doing. Get inspired. Get Ready. Get Fringe-ing!

Support Fringe Artists

Saw an amazing show? Tell the world about it! Spread the word on social media, tell all your friends, go to our website and write a review, and help inspire your fellow Fringers in the process!

Fill the hat: If you enjoy a street performance, remember to tip the artists! Unlike our ticketed performances, street performers rely on your donations to keep entertaining and making art!

Offer to host a visiting artist by visiting our Get Involved page.

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!


Getting to the Festival

Bus: Be green and take a bus to the festival. Route 6 and 13 serve the Broadway area. Check the City of Saskatoon website for more information.

Bike: Bike to the festival and park with ease! The Bike Valet (in W. E. Graham Park) will store and secure your bike so you can enjoy the day and pick up your bike when you’re done.

Car: If you need to drive, consider carpooling! Not only will you help the environment, but you’ll reduce parking costs and crowding around the festival. Remember that there are residential parking restrictions put in place for a two-block radius around the festival, with residents in that radius being given parking passes. These passes are given out to the households by the city – not by us.

Hours of Operation

 The Outdoor Festival runs 6:00pm until 10:00pm every week night and 12:00pm until 10:00pm every weekend, including the holiday Monday.

Festival Grounds

In 2021, the outdoor portion of the Festival takes place in three Mini-Sites:

  • The Winery by the Refinery – on Dufferin Ave.
  • Street Beach – on 11th Street E., and
  • The Kinsmen Fringe Family Fun Zone – in W. E. Graham Park

Each of these Mini-Sites includes 3 food trucks, artisan vendors, Community Corner, carnival games, Artists at Work, accessible washrooms, and much, much more!

Our in-person theatre venues are:

  • The Refinery – 609 Dufferin Ave
  • The Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave
  • The Outdoor Stage – W. E. Graham Park

Information on the 2022 Festival is in the works. Stay tuned!

Portable Toilets

Portable toilets are available in each mini-site: in W. E. Graham Park, the parking lot of The Refinery/Emmanuel Church, and on the end of 11th St. E near Broadway Ave.

Accessible Toilets: Wheelchair accessible toilets will be abailable at each of the locations listed above!

Accessibility and Venues

Broadway Theatre: 715 Broadway Avenue:

  • A/C
  • Wheelchair Access

The Refinery: (just off the corner of) Dufferin and 12th Street

  • A/C

W. E. Graham Park

  • Wheelchair Access

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.


Parking near the Fringe Festival site is VERY limited.

Please plan ahead and leave yourself lots of time to find a parking space or alternatively, find other means of getting to the Festival (please see Getting Here for more information on some options).

Accessible Parking: 

The South side of 12th Street between Broadway and Dufferin Avenue has been designated as accessible parking. This is not the side in front of the houses. If there is no accessible parking available, please call Fringe Central and we will help to arrange a parking spot for you. The number is: 306-664-2239.

Pay Parking:

Metered parking is available on Broadway Avenue.  Fees apply during business hours and on Saturdays.

Residential Area Parking:

The City of Saskatoon reserves parking for residents within a two-block radius of the event for the duration of the Festival in accordance with City bylaws. We strongly advise patrons to read the posted signage carefully to avoid being ticketed by the City of Saskatoon.  Should you wish to discuss parking restrictions or passes further, please contact the City of Saskatoon at 306.975.2400.  


When and where is Preview Night?

The 2022 Preview Night date and time is TBD!

Where is the Box Office located?

Our Big Steel Box Office is located at the corner of 11th St. E and Broadway Ave, next to Victoria School.

What are your hours of operation?

Outdoor Festival

What are the Outdoor Festival hours?
Weekdays: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Weekends (including the holiday Monday): 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Theatre Festival

The hours of operation for the theatre festival differs according to the schedule for that day. Typical show times are 6:00pm to 10:00pm on weekdays and 2:00pm to 10:00pm on the weekend days.

Where can we park?
  • From 8th Street to 14th Street and Lansdowne Avenue to Victoria Avenue are restricted to people with area parking passes (these passes are given out to the households by the city – not by us).
  • ACCESSIBLE PARKING: More information will be available closer to the festival, but please know we do our best to ensure accessable parking is made available.
  • We recommend using downtown parking after 6pm and either walking up the bridge, taking the bus, or riding your bike.
How do people buy tickets and where do we get our tickets?


Tickets are available in-person at our Big Steel Box Office on the corner of 11th Street E. and Broadway Ave. nearest Victoria School.


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

You will receive a confirmation email with your tickets attached. You can print them or bring them on your phone.

If you do not receive your confirmation email within 30 minutes check your junk or spam folder. If not there, call us at 306-664-2239 or email Jensine at jensine.emeline@25thstreettheatre.org.
You can also come to the Box Office between the hours of 4 pm – 9 pm.

Tickets are non-refundable. 

Where are the venues?

The 2022 venues are TBD!

Which street performers are performing?

Our street performers will be performing at set stages within the site.

Interested in performing? E-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org!

Are there Food Trucks?

Yes! There will be space for up to 12 food trucks at the 2022 Festival.

Have a truck and want to be involved? E-mail us at info@25thstreettheatre.org.

Does the festival have security?
  • Yes, there are security officers present on the festival site.
Where are the bathrooms?
  • Portable toilets will be available in one location per mini site: in W. E. Graham Park, between the Refinery and Emmanuel Church, and at the corner of 11th Street E and Broadway Ave.
  • Accessible Toilets: Wheelchair accessible toilets will be available in the set of portable toilets mentioned above. 
  • Please note that admittance into the mini-site is required to access the washrooms.
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, you can go to the Get Involved page on our website. If you have any questions regarding volunteering with the festival, please contact our team at info@25thstreettheatre.org
Does the festival have a secure area for bicycles?
  • We will have a secure location for bicycles to park throughout the hours of the festival on the North side of W. E. Graham park at the Bike Valet.
Where is the closest grocery store?
  • There is an Extra Foods on the West side of Broadway on the corner of Broadway and 10th.  
  • Steep Hill Food Co-op is on the West side of Broadway at 730 Broadway (10th and Broadway).  Almost all the items are organic.  
  • There is an Asian Market on the corner of Clarence Avenue and 12th Street.
What benefits do volunteers receive?
  • All volunteers receive one theatre ticket voucher, per shift worked, redeemable for a show of their choosing.
  • All volunteers qualify to attend the Volunteer Free Shows that are put on by the actors.
  • All volunteers may attend the Volunteer Appreciation Party that is held the week after the festival.

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