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Edmonton Fringe Theatre

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10330 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2G9, Canada

Since 1982, the Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival has been delighting, shocking, and surprising audiences. We were founded by Brian Paisley, who at the time was the Artistic Director of Chinook Theatre. Brian was inspired to develop North America’s first Fringe Festival after visiting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been defying the norm since 1947, when eight theatre companies were denied admittance to an international festival. The companies teamed up and performed their shows on the fringes of the festival, hence Fringe was born. More than 200 Fringe Festivals take place each year across the globe. Of the 23 in North America, Edmonton’s Fringe Festival is the oldest and largest!