Please note that proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend Ottawa Fringe Festival.
You’ll find a complete staff listing, with phone numbers and email addresses, on our About Us page, just scroll about half-way down.
Absolutely yes. A Fringe Pin is required to enter any show. It’s yours for $3 and is a one-time purchase. As 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.
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).
Fringe venues come in all shapes and sizes. In a lot of cases, you may have to cross the stage or playing space to get to your seat. However, some shows this year are allowing latecomer entry. Check the specific show page to see what the rules are for that production!
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. More Box Office info here.
All shows are $12 plus a $2 service fee. 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the artist.
A limited number of discount passes are available. Visit ottawafringe.com/boxoffices for details.