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27th Ottawa Fringe Festival: June 13 to 23, 2024 at multiple venues within Arts Court and La Nouvelle Scène in downtown Ottawa.

Click here to access a 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, grab snacks and catch some rays on the Fringe Courtyard, 67 Nicholas St. The bar this year will be operated by Club SAW. → Fringe Courtyard.

Note: The Arts Court Studio 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).

All Fringe shows will be allowing latecomer entry. Latecomers will be brought in as a single group. You will be let in at seven minutes into each show. 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 time slot and determine the length of their shows.

The actual running time of a show can be shorter than 60 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.

  • G meant to be viewable by all ages. There is no profanity, and no scenes that depict drug use, sex, or nudity.
  • PG while the show may still be alright for children, there could be mild profanity or violence.
  • 14+ considered to be appropriate for teens/older children – there may be brief nudity, profanity, and violence without gore.
  • M may contain any/all of the following: violence, drug abuse, sexuality, profanity, nudity, or other adult themes (among other things).

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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 $14 plus applicable fees.

100% of the ticket revenue goes directly to the artist!

A limited number of discount passes are available. Visit for details.

On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances – one show from each of the official Ottawa Fringe venues.