As seen at
Arts Court & Club SAW
June 13 to 23, 2024

An open-access festival where 100% of ticket revenue goes to the artists.

For over two decades, the Fringe Festival has been a hub of creativity and expression, showcasing works of art that push the boundaries of traditional theatre. Our festival is dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their talents and connect with audiences. With over 40 productions across multiple venues, the Fringe Festival has something for everyone. From hilarious comedies to thought-provoking dramas, from dance performances to experimental shows, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you.

Diverse and Innovative Theatre Performances

The Fringe Festival is known for its unique “fringe” approach to theatre, which emphasizes accessibility, inclusivity, and experimentation. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the magic of theatre, regardless of their background or identity.

Our festival is committed to supporting local artists and creating a vibrant arts community in Ottawa. We also offer affordable ticket prices, so that everyone can enjoy the incredible performances that our festival has to offer.

Explore Our Shows

Support The Fringe

The Ottawa Fringe Festival (registered charity no. 897771721RR0001) needs your help to sustain our programming. Call us at 613.232.6162 x103 or visit to donate today. We extend special gratitude to our partners and to the many volunteers who dedicate their time and talent. And on behalf of the artists, would like to thank you again and again for your loyal support of independent arts.