Who we are
The Ottawa Fringe is not-for-profit charitable organization that provides all performing artists, both emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their work – regardless of form, content, or style – and to make the event affordable and accessible to members of the community. Our mission is to empower audiences and to encourage artists to take risks, pursue their vision, and develop their skills.
Who you are
Fringe audiences are comprised of generous and wealthy investors, wise and frugal economists, who choose to back fully an artist's creation. When purchasing a Fringe Festival ticket you, too, are becoming a true patron—truly a patron—of independent art.
At the Ottawa Fringe Festival, 100% of box office revenue is returned to the performers.
So you see why it is we're fundraising.
Our Fringe could not ever have been—nor continue to be—without volunteer power and is funded by beer sales, mostly, grants, donations, Fringe Pin sales, and sponsors. Don't hesi-wait, donate today.
About Ottawa Fringe Festival
The Ottawa Fringe is a charitable non-profit with a mandate to provide a stage for the performing arts that is as accessible to artists as it is for audiences.
The Ottawa Fringe Festival is our organizations flagship event. In June 2016 we celebrated the 20th Ottawa Fringe Festival! Lately we've begun producing the undercurrents contemporary theatre festival, which is coming up on its 7th annual in February 2017. And since 2013, the Ottawa Fringe has been managing a venue and rehearsal spaces downtown at Arts Court Theatre. We have sponsored, mentored, and supported the Fresh Meat: DIY Theatre Festival and have supported or assisted in the development of more local initiatives which create opportunities for independent artists in Ottawa.