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2023 Show Information is Now Available!

Tickets & Program Now Available!

18 unique theatre performances.

3 theatre venues.

10 days.

The 2023 Saskatoon Fringe Festival is playing host to 18 producing companies from all across the world – with local gems from Saskatoon to International wonders from as far as Malmo, Sweden and Cape Town, South Africa!

Tickets for each of the 126 performance times can be purchased in advance online, at the Box Office with cash or a credit card, or at the door 1/2 hour before the event with a credit card.

The performances will be held at:

  • The Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens’ Centre (614 11th St E.)
  • The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre (609 Dufferin Ave.)
  • The Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)

Know Before You Go:

  • You do not need to print off any tickets or confirmation e-mails to present at the door – we will have your name on a list!
  • 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.
  • There are absolutely no refunds for ticket sales. Most of the ticket cost goes directly to the performing artists, so if you cannot make it to the show we highly recommend you either donate your ticket to a friend or to the artist directly!

The Refinery   609 Dufferin Ave

The Broadway Theatre   715 Broadway Ave

The Cosmopolitan Senior Centre   614 11th St E.

Kids Fringe (Ages 12 & Under), or All Ages     ☺

Ages 13+    

Mature Audiences Only, Ages 18+     !

A SIDE OF RICE - Nicholas Rice - Chromedome Productions (Toronto, ON)

60 mins. Comedy, Storytelling, Drama.

Ages 13+.

RICE is simply me. I’ve been a professional Canadian actor for 48 years, and I have some stories to tell. Some of the stories are funny, some are sad, all are totally true.


Actually UnFactual: Funny Fictions by Paul Strickland - Paul Strickland Presents (Kentucky, USA)

60 mins. Comedy, Storytelling, Original Songs.

Ages 13+.

Lie-Larious tall tales and surrealist songs from internationally renowned comic storyteller Paul Strickland.

“★★★★★ Ain’t True & Uncle False” Winnipeg Free Press

“Funny is an understatement – he’s hysterical!” Orlando Sentinel


Bent Compass - Dirt Hills Productions (Wisconsin, USA)

58 mins. Storytelling, Drama.

Mature Audiences Only 18+ (Adult Language, Violence, Self-Harm or Suicide, Death, War, Mental Health).

Journey of a US Army Medic from fresh recruit to seasoned combat veteran. Based on interviews detailing the effects of war on a personal level. ****Critic’s Pick, Cincy Fringe 2022****


Breaking Bard: An Improvised Shakespearian Tragedy - The Spontaneous Shakespeare Company (Vancouver, BC)

60 mins. Comedy, Drama, Improv.

Ages 13+ (May Contain Improvisation related to Violence and Death).

Vancouver’s premiere improvised Shakespearean company is on tour! Each night a one-of-a-kind epic Shakespearean tragedy in a collision of high art and low comedy, all based on the audience’s suggestions.


Brown Wasp - Sawtoe Productions (Vancouver, BC)

50 mins. Serious Comedy.

Mature Audiences Only 18+ (Refrence to Women’s Health Issues).

Sarah St. John is searching for a cure for “whatever ails her” at Little Lake Manitou, Lake of the Healing Waters, Saskatchewan.


Bugs in Amber - Rogue Souls Productions (Saskatoon, SK)

45 mins. Storytelling, Puppetry, Drama.

All Ages.

This experimental play examines the connection between humanity and nature, how curiosity drives us to explore and control the Earth’s history, and how fossils and time fascinate the human imagination.


Clueless in ZA - Erik de Waal (Cape Town, South Africa)

60 mins. Storytelling. Ages 13+.

Erik de Waal grew up with the winds of change blowing in his face in Apartheid South Africa.

“An emotional and inspiring journey into hope” ★★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press.


Commedia Dell'Farte: A Musical - Rook Takes Bishop & Little Libertine Playhouse (Saskatoon, SK)

60 mins. Comedy, Improv, Musical.

Ages 13+ (Adult Language, Sexual Content, Violence, Alcohol Use, Death, Mental Health, Smoking On Stage).

Commedia Dell’Farte: A Musical is a musical epic like you’ve never seen before. Crazy characters in even crazier situations, with original music throughout. You won’t want to miss it!


DomestiKATE - The Little Red Ball Company (Saskatoon, SK)

60 mins. Comedy, Physical Theatre, Circus.

All Ages.

★★★★½ “seemingly impossible balance acts, dancing twists, impossible to forget” Edmonton Journal

Discover your true home under the big top with Kate Ryan’s comedy circus show, a must-see experience!


Kids Fringe (Ages 12 & Under), or All Ages     ☺

Ages 13+    

Mature Audiences Only, Ages 18+     !

Full Metal Comedy - The Funny Bone Schmomedy Zone & The Feather Entertainment (Saskatoon, SK)

60 mins. Comedy, Storytelling.

Mature Audiences Only 18+ (Adult Language, Sexual Content, Drug References, Reconciliation).

A local stand-up comedy show. Full Metal Comedy brings years of experience to the YXE Fringe for that gut-splitting entertainment. For Immature Audiences.


Gingy Saves the Day - Captain Orange Storytelling (Saskatoon, SK)

40 mins. Storytelling, Puppetry.

Kids! (12 and under).

Gingy is in trouble again and his friend, Bear knows just how hard good behaviour can be. With a little singing, dancing, and puppetry we will sort it all out.


Let It Flo - Viva Dance Company (Edmonton, AB)

55 mins. Dance.

All Ages.

A contemporary dance show celebrating the female spirit and set to the music of Florence + the Machine.


Mistress Revenge/Lady Virtue - Fight or Flight Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)

Sex. Violence. Power: what have we learned? This feminist retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus is a frank, incisive condemnation of rape culture, misogyny, and political violence.


Secret Saloon - COWBOY (Victoria, BC)

45 mins. Physical Theatre, Storytelling, Improv.

Mature Audiences Only 18+ (No ID Check Required) (Adult Language, Improv that may touch on themes of Death, Sexuality, Self-harm/Suicide, Substance Use, etc.).

Welcome to the Secret Saloon! Watch as Islay McKechnie and Ciarán Volke interview local queer artists, and from their lives fashion an improvised musical right before your very eyes.


The Barn Identity - Other Erika Presents (Kentucky, USA)

60 mins. Storytelling, Performance Art.

Ages 13+ (Mental Health)

“As if pulled straight from a Joni Mitchell song, this solo show weaves a magic spell… AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT” KC Fringe Review

Winner: BEST SHOW – 2023 Tampa Fringe


The Cucamonga Lounge and Hotel - Lumina Productions (Saskatoon, SK)

60 mins. Comedy, Drama.

Ages 13+ (Death, Mental Health).

A small town hotel is in danger of closing its doors forever. The hotel’s older, eccentric owner aims to save the hotel even at the expense of someone she loves.


The Trombone Guy's Story - Teater KEF (Malmo, SWE)

55 mins. Comedy, Storytelling, Live Music.

Ages 13+ (Adult Language, Sexual Content).

The musician and performer Elias Faingersh shares his perspective on family life and on his family in particular in a hilarious stand-up, framed by the magical sounds of his trombone and loop-machines.


Witch Hunt: The Musical! - Shadow Players (Saskatoon, SK)

45 mins. Comedy.

All Ages (Harsh Language).

Two best friends are caught up and torn apart in their hunt for a witch – and the truth! Will they get to the bottom of things before it’s too late?


Saskatoon Fringe Festival

More information about the rest of the Festival.

History of 25th Street Theatre

Saskatoon’s oldest professional theatre company.