Theatre Festival Around Broadway
August 1 – 10, 2024
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 2024 Saskatoon Fringe (August 1st – 10th, 2024) 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)
This year we are thrilled to welcome the following companies/artists to our festival!
- Eusebius Scribante
- The Little Company that Could
- Sweat n’ Gumption
- Live Fully Productions
- Full Metal Comedy
- Rogue Souls Productions
- Keith Brown
- Holly M Brinkman
- Jessica Pigeau
- Bat Rabbit Productions
- Shawn DeSouza-Coelho
- The Baggy Pants
- Rob Gee
- Jim Loucks
- Jennifer Vosters
- Jem Rolls / Big Word
- El Diablo of The Cards
- Wonder City Collective
- Catch Me In The Kitchen
- Squirrel Suit Productions
The 2024 Saskatoon Fringe will host 21 theatre companies from all across the globe! You can catch over 120 unique performances in three (air-conditioned!) venues across the 10-day Festival.
The Festival is proud to be hosting over 30 artisans across the site. Come check out & purchase the works of local jewelers, painters, printmakers, & more!
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!
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 email@example.com.
The Thelma Pepper Art Walk
Celebrate the memory of Saskatchewan photographer Thelma Pepper with us on the last day of Fringe!
Join 25th Street Theatre and the Thelma Pepper Family for a walk from the Fringe site down to the river/Meewasin Trail and back, to enjoy all of the things that Thelma loved most – community, nature, and art.
Bring your own polaroid camera or use one of ours to take photos along the way and be part of a collaborative art piece!
Free of charge. All are welcome!
For the Family – The Fringe Family Fun Zone
Back for another year, we have kids’ carnival games set up in W. E. Graham Park!
Get your tickets at the Box Office to play these classic carnival games and win fun prizes!
This year at the Collaboration Station, we are making masquerade masks! Join theatre artists and educators Angela Christie and Sammy Ramsay at this free drop-in program for young ones where you can make a theatrical mask that you can take home with you.
- Weekdays – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Weekends & Holidays – 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Yoga in the Park with Ground Yoga
Join us and our friends from Ground Yoga on August 5th & 7th @ 11 AM for another summer of outdoor flow led by Branden Crozier! Reconnect with your body beneath the beautiful sun in W.E Graham Park.
Afterward, join us in our Fringe Garden for a cool drink from High Key Brewing, Crossmount Cider, or Great Western, and check out all the wonders and entertainment that our festival site has to offer!
•These will be flow sessions
•Please bring your own yoga mat
•Please bring your own water
•There is no admission fee
•These are weather-dependent events
•No RSVP is required
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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, 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.
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!
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 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!
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 @ 8:00 pm. Tickets $16.00 + tax.
Tickets & more information will be available closer to the event date.
Where is the Box Office located?
What are your hours of operation?
Weekdays: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weekends (& Holidays): 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weekdays: 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Weekends (& Holidays): 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
The Garden in W. E. Graham Park
Weekdays: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weekends (& Holidays): 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Happy Hours: noon – 2:00 pm, & 6:00 – 7:00 pm
How do people buy tickets and where do we get our tickets?
Tickets are available via cash or credit card in-person at our Box Office in W. E. Graham Park.
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 2024 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!
Because the schedule changes daily, we don’t typically share who’s performing when as we’d hate to have the schedule change after you made your plans.
However, we do have big circle buskers on the Street Stage (at 11th St. E. and Broadway Ave.) and on the Park Stage (in W. E. Graham Park) as well as smaller pop-up buskers on 11th Street E., Broadway Ave., and in W. E. Graham park every. single. day.
Are there Food Trucks?
Yes! There will be a variety of food trucks joining us at the Festival 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.
To learn more check out this FAQ document!
To Apply: Please fill out the Google Form linked here!
Further questions? E-mail Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Does the festival have a secure area for bicycles?
The (free!) Bike Valet (at the 11th Street E entrance to W. E. Graham Park), 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!
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