Nanaimo Fringe Festival


48 shows in 10 days (and so much more)

August 10 - 20, 2017

Fringe Festivals are designed to pack the most awesome possible into two weeks per city, sweeping across Canada and bringing a wave of artists West each August.

Enter the lottery to get your show onstage, volunteer with us, come see some shows. However you choose to get into Fringe, you'll help shape this growing event.

Nanaimo Fringe 101 for artists:

If your application is randomly selected, we'll provide you with six show times at the festival. We handle the venue, tech, and promotional support. You jump into the spotlight, show us what you got, and take home 100% of box office revenues.

Supporting folks that want to play and create, regardless of their experience level, Nanaimo Fringe reserves half its slots for locals. Tempted to get involved? Take a chance! Get your idea onstage with less red tape and financial investment, that's what fringe is for!

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