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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Have any questions? Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@ottawafringe.com

Check out what some past volunteers have to say about their experience with the Fringe Festival:

I love volunteering for the Fringe Festival because there’s such a positive energy throughout: it’s impossible not to get excited too when you hear someone raving about a show or her friend is squealing about another. The atmosphere is just plain fun! Fellow Fringe volunteers are friendly and the event managers are super organized. Not to mention the awesome perk of seeing some of the shows for free! You definitely feel appreciated as a volunteer. This is my third year helping out at the Fringe Festival and I’m really looking forward to it!   – Alina K

I look forward to volunteering at the Ottawa Fringe every year because the caliber of shows is so consistently excellent. I see Ottawa theatre all year round but consistently, the best shows I see are every June at Fringe. As a volunteer, I often get to see the shows I love for free! Talk about win-win! Since Fringe has been such a huge part of my Ottawa Theatre experience, I love to be a part of the machine that brings these wonderful experiences to the public and makes these powerful artful moments possible for others too. As a volunteer on the grounds, I get the best word on the street buzz on shows to maximize my Fringe efficiency (which is always a factor with so many great shows to choose from) and on occasion, you can find yourself on friendly terms with Fringe celebrity performers, which is a great perk as a fan. If you like theatre, volunteering for Fringe is the best way to give a meaningful contribution to a community you care about while seeing shows you’ll never forget for free. You’ll love it.   – Kirsten G