OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL
For people who like… originality: With 60 eclectic shows in a dozen downtown venues, risk and reward go hand-in-hand.
Insider’s Scoop – Patrick Gauthier, Festival Director:
“Not even Ottawa Fringe staff have seen these shows before! Fringe is open-access. ere are no curators. In fact, we draw names from a bingo wheel to decide who will win a spot in one of the festival’s venues. And then more artists submit Bring Your Own Venue shows.”
Can’t Miss: Fringe is all about discovery. ere are no hits and misses. Choose from the absurd to drama, comedy to youth theatre, clowns to classical.
For the Kids: ere are always some family-friendly oddities, but check the lineup first. Some shows may be too fringe for young minds.
Local Wisdom: Buy a multishow pass. Fringe productions are short but sweet, and variety is the spice of this festival's life.