Guelph Fringe Festival
PERFORMING ARTISTS SHOWCASE
August 10 -13, 2023
The Guelph Fringe Festival is a performing arts festival presenting 45 performances by15 different productions in 3 venues over 4 days. Come to Guelph to experience new talent where you can see comedies, tragedies, and all manner of performing art.
Guelph is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). The mission of CAFF is to unite, support, empower and strengthen member festivals in order to cultivate and foster independent artistic exploration for artists and audiences across North America.
New for 2023: children's programming!
The Fringe stage is open for audiences of all ages this summer! We’re pleased to present Fireflies on the Fringe - morning performances for young audiences at the Guelph Fringe Festival!
Fireflies on the Fringe is excited to present Puppets and Shadows Theatre and JUNO-nominated children’s artist Beppie for all our young theatre goers! Performances will be festival weekend mornings at Red Brick Cafe and the Guelph Civic Museum.
Guelph Fringe Festival needs volunteers!
Festivals like this run on the power of volunteers. Fill out this form to let us know you would like to help out!
The Guelph Fringe Festival will be performed on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek (AH-nish-e-nah-bek) Peoples. We recognize this gathering place where we create and perform theatre is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Our acknowledgement of the land is our declaration of our collective responsibility to this place and its peoples’ histories, rights, and presence. The Guelph Fringe team supports and adds our collective voice to the CALLS TO ACTION by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee on Indian Residential Schools (and other identified sites of trauma) with our commitment to never forget, to hold governments and colonial forces to account, and to seek accountability and healing for injustice.