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26th Ottawa Fringe Festival: June 15-25, 2023 at six venues in Ottawa’s Downtown Rideau neighbourhood. Click to see → Festival Map.
Absolutely yes. A Fringe Pin is required to enter any show. It’s yours for $3 and is a one-time purchase. Since 100% of ticket sales go directly to the performers, it’s Fringe Pins (and donations) which help the Festival grow. Available online, at any box office, and at every venue.
Join us at the Fringe Courtyard! Get drinks, snacks and catch some rays on the newly renovated Fringe Courtyard, 67 Nicholas St. The bar this year will be operated by Club SAW. → Fringe Courtyard.
*The studio theatre bar will be operated by Ottawa Fringe during Preview Night and during Awards Night.
For cars, yes. Hot air balloons please call ahead. Nearby are paid parking options at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, and the University of Ottawa. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and Lowertown. This neighbourhood is in the midst of some big-time construction projects—which will be done soon (looking at you, LRT)! If you’re driving, please plan ahead and give yourself an extra few minutes.
Insider tip: After 6pm and on weekends there is FREE parking underground at City Hall (<10 minute walk).
New this year, all but one Fringe show will be allowing latecomer entry. Latecomers will be brought in as a single group. If you miss this window, you will not be able to enter the venue. You must already have purchased a ticket to be permitted entry. No tickets will be sold once the show has started.
Artists have a 60-minute or a 90-minute time slot and determine the length of their shows. The actual running time of a show is likely shorter than 60 or 90 minutes. That’s because a performance which exceeds—by even one minute—its allotted time will be cut off by the venue technician. We’re on a tight schedule, folks!
Audience ratings (G, PG, 14+, Mature) are determined by the artists, not Ottawa Fringe. Remember, Fringe is completely uncensored.
Yup, you’re in the right place. Browse shows and buy tickets when you’re ready. Check out ottawafringe.com/shows.
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Or, a much easier option, give us a call or a visit! Contact the box office at 613-232-6162, come on in to 2 Daly, Elevator B, 2nd floor. Click here for our box office schedule.
All shows are $12 plus applicable fees. 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the artist.
A limited number of discount passes are available. Visit ottawafringe.com/boxoffices for details.
On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances. One show from each of the six official venues. 2023 Best of Fest shows will be announced on Friday June 23rd.