The Secret

Theater evokes a range of emotions: within the same show, you may laugh, cry, get angry, or feel envious. With 110 shows in the 2016 edition of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, you’re sure to feel it all this September 8 to 18!

The Fringe is comprised of un-juried, uncensored productions literally drawn from a hat or chosen on a first come, first served basis! This means the shows you see at the Fringe are created by both emerging artists and seasoned veterans in traditional and experimental work alike.

Fringe Festival opening night banner

This roller coaster of emotions kicks off with the Fringe’s annual Opening Night fundraiser featuring Butt Kapinski in a Fringe murder mystery on September 6 at Performance Works.

Though centered on Granville Island, Fringe venues extend across the city to the Rio, The Cultch, the Firehall Arts Centre, Havana and beyond. Don’t miss checking out a few of the site-specific shows housed in unusual locations on and off Granville Island too.

Get Lost Gem Rolls
[Get Lost Jem Rolls]

Tickets are now on sale and are priced at $14. Half-price tickets will be offered to select shows.

Frequent Fringer Cards offer a great value and limited quantities are available for four, 10, or 30 performances. Tickets and Frequent Fringer Cards can be purchased online or at the Fringe Box Office, located at 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island.

In addition to a great variety of productions, there’ll be live music on the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Stage at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar during every night of the Festival.

Faster Than the Speed of Dating
[Faster Than the Speed of Dating]

The Fringe Bar has moved to a new location! Ocean Art Works (in front of Ocean Concrete on Granville Island) will host live music and DJs throughout the festival. On September 9, check out the “melting pot of styles that has to be heard to be believed” (Beatroute Magazine) that is Wooden Horsemen.

Sky Wallace, lauded by Sad Mag as a “national treasure”, will take to the stage on September 15. Jody Glenham’s “smoldering exercise in coal-coloured country-noir” (the Georgia Straight) takes over on September 14.

Ze Queer as Fck
[Ze: Queer as F*ck]

Tonye Aganaba is back by popular demand for a fourth year on September 17. There’ll also be dancing and karaoke as well as tasty eats available from an array of food trucks every night.

Please note the Fringe Box Office is physically open from September 4 through to the end of the Festival on September 18.

Show descriptions may be found online and in the program guide, available at select Blenz Coffee locations and at other Fringe-friendly businesses.

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