Aug 13 to Sept 24
With the easing of restrictions, the Victoria Fringe returns with new dates and new ways to Fringe. Running August 13 – September 24, the 2021 Victoria Fringe has both live and online shows and experiences, and will adapt to changing Provincial Health Orders as required. The Fringe that Victoria knows and loves will look different this year, but we are thrilled to be able to return to live theatre and showcase the unjuried and uncensored work of independent artists over 6 weeks this summer.
Watch 2 minute teasers from all 20 shows in the festival in this digital Fringe Preview! Closed captions can be turned on by clicking on the “CC icon”.
Tickets for in-person shows can be purchased by table of 2, table of 4, or single seats and the audience capacity is 72 seats at The Metro Studio. NEW this year, 100% of tickets will be sold in advance. To do our part to limit groups gathering, including line-ups outside Fringe venues, there will not be tickets reserved for at the door sales.
Tickets for online on-demand shows can be purchased until 10pm on the final night of the show’s run, and a custom link is e-mailed to you when you purchase so you can watch anytime during the week the show is available.
Our ticketing system is new this year, and you will purchase all online tickets directly on our website. You can purchase multiple tickets in one transaction, the shows will be added to your cart and you can check out when you’re ready to complete your purchase.
You don’t need a Fringe Button to attend a show this summer, but we will have two collectible 2021 Victoria Fringe Buttons so you can add to your collection and support Intrepid Theatre.
There is a $1 processing fee on each ticket.
As we adapt to the challenges and limitations presented by COVID-19, audiences will notice a few changes this year. The big change is that there will only be one venue, and a longer date run. This allows us to implement a safety plan, provide additional venue staff to guide the audience experience, and to carefully return to live performance with time for cleaning and venue preparation between shows.
A Vancouver Island festival tradition for more than three decades, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria BC each summer for a celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more at venues across the city.
Fringe™ and Fringe Festival™ are registered trademarks of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). The Victoria Fringe is part of the World Fringe Network.