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Volunteer With Ottawa Fringe

Are you a fan of live theatre, indie performances, and all things quirky and extraordinary? If so, the Ottawa Fringe Festival is the event for you! This festival is a hub for innovative art that pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre. Here, you can witness the passion and artistry of both emerging and seasoned artists from Ottawa, Canada, and around the world. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this truly remarkable experience!

It’s true that 100% of ticket sales go straight back to the artists, so we rely heavily on volunteers, grants, and donors to keep the Fringe Festival thriving.

Can’t say this enough: we couldn’t do it without you!

What’s in it for you?

  • A FREE show ticket for every shift worked
  • Dedicated volunteer appreciation shows
  • Gain professional experience in arts and culture
  • Meet like-minded individuals, make new friends, and enjoy the lively dynamic atmosphere of Fringe


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Able to take in a wandering artist during the 2024 Ottawa Fringe Festival? The Ottawa Fringe is welcoming national and international artists to the nation’s capital in June and they need a bed while they are here!

  • The 2024 Ottawa Fringe runs June 13-23. Artists may arrive a few days in advance for technical rehearsals.
  • As a token of appreciation, all hosts are provided with an all-access VIP pass!

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Ottawa Fringe Festival is now accepting submissions for our 2025 undercurrents festival! 

We’re looking for stage-ready productions, workshop productions, staged readings and any other projects that intersect with performance.

Over the last few years, there have been two categories of shows included in undercurrents festivals: Mainstage Shows and the Discovery Series. For our upcoming festival, we are moving away from asking applicants to place their show in one of these two categories since they don’t necessarily apply to all projects. And we’re interested in hearing about all shows regardless of lengths and production history. We hope this will help us program a festival that can easily accommodate shows of various genres, in both traditional / non-traditional theatre spaces and with production value that doesn’t necessarily fit a festival model.

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Le festival Ottawa Fringe  accepte maintenant les candidatures pour son festival undercurrents 2025! 

Nous sommes à la recherche de productions complètes, de présentations en ateliers, mise en lecture et de tout autre projet lié à la performance.

Au cours des dernières années, deux catégories de spectacles ont été incluses dans les festivals undercurrents : Mainstage Shows et Discovery Series. Pour notre prochain festival, nous ne demandons plus aux candidats de classer leur spectacle dans l’une de ces deux catégories, car elles ne s’appliquent pas nécessairement à tous les projets. Nous sommes intéressés par tous les spectacles, quelle que soit leur durée ou l’historique de leur production. Nous espérons que cela nous aidera à programmer un festival qui peut facilement accueillir des spectacles de différents genres, dans des espaces de théâtre traditionnels ou non, et avec une valeur de production qui ne correspond pas nécessairement au modèle d’un festival.

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