Vancouver Fringe Festival 2019

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Event Category: BC’s Best Festivals & Events

  • 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival

    Love variety? Comedy, drama, musicals, clowns, political satire—mix all those tasty theatre flavours together and you get the Vancouver Fringe Festival! With 101 shows to choose from, you’re bound to find some “Theatrically Delicious” performances this September 5 to 15. Want to know more, please visit:


    2019 Phillips Fringe Bar

    There’s no cover at the Phillips Fringe Bar! Buckman Coe, who has the Georgia Straight wondering “why [he] isn’t cashing Clapton-sized royalty cheques,” kicks off 11 days of live music on September 5. Rae Spoon, “one of the most important musicians working in Canada today,” (Now Magazine) returns to the Fringe to promote their brand new album, Mental Health on September 12. Andrew Judah, “the best songwriter you haven’t heard yet” (New Noise Magazine), showcases his pop melodies and complex arrangements on September 13. And DJ Shanique, who also runs Intersessions, which offers DJ workshops for women and LGBTQ+ folks, closes out the Fringe with an all-night dance party on September 15. And yes, the Phillips Fringe Bar is all ages! Visit for a full lineup of this 11-day free music festival within the Fringe.


    2019 Pick of the Fringe and Pick Plus: September 18-22
    Presented by the Granville Island Public Market, the Pick is the last chance to see the hottest shows of the Festival. Tickets go on sale following the Fringe Awards Night on September 15, where they’ll be announced.


    The Fringe will also host the Pick Plus—hits from years past and shows we just can’t wait to see. Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land features Josh Languedoc’s “warm and unpretentious storytelling” (the Georgia Straight). Flute Loops’ mix of music and physics hits the stage on September 19. The Ballad of Frank Allen, which the Georgia Straight called “Hilarious. Insanely original,” returns on September 19. Visit for full details.


    2019 Dramatic Works Series

    With support from the Lochmaddy Foundation, the Fringe boosts dramatic content at the Festival. This year’s Dramatic Works Series artists have been mentored by Hardline Productions’ Co-Artistic Director Raes Calvert, a Métis theatre artist who’s toured internationally. Showcased at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab, this year’s series includes work by Jacob Richmond, Yukio Mishima, Sarah Kane, Madeleine George, Rajiv Joseph, and John Logan.

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