Fringe North International Theatre Festival

        Artist and Performer Registration

Dates - August 8 - 18, 2019

Local and international theatre companies return to Sault Ste. Marie . In collaboration with the Arts Council of Algoma, #upthearts returns with Free Kids Fringe and many free activities for audiences and participants of all ages including, art and costume play, street performers and buskers, dream catchers and storytelling, live music and art exhibits, Art in the Parkin' Lot, Youth Graffiti contest and Art Crawl.,

How will Artists be selected?

Artists/Performers will be selected on a non-juried basis, through a first-come, first served process on the basis of the following:

  • The audience must have the option to pay a ticket price, 100% of which goes directly to the artists
  • Fringe North festival producers have no control over the artistic content of each performance.  The artistic freedom of the participants is unrestrained.
  • Fringe North will provide an easily accessible opportunity for all audiences and all artists to participate in Fringe Festivals

If you are accepted into Fringe North you will be included in all Fringe publicity: our program, on our website, and overall event publicity. A detailed questionnaire will be sent to you. Companies will be expected to provide promotional information on time or risk being inaccurately represented in Festival promotional materials.

Interested in performing?  Applications will be accepted by mail or email, and must include a non-refundable application fee of $25. Pay using Interac e-Transfer or a personal cheque made payable to Friinge North International Theatre Festival

Deadline June 1, 2019

Email completed form to

Mail completed form to:
Fringe North
369 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 1Z4

Tickets and Revenue: Participating companies/artists receive 100% of their ticket price. Fringe North will provide house management, ticketing, and box office services.

Fringe North will set a maximum ticket price. Artists may charge less, but not more of the maximum ticket price.In 2019 the maximum ticket price is $12.00

Fringe North will offer on-line advance ticket sales. 100% of your tickets will be available in advance. There will be a service charge applied to box office and advance on-line ticket purchases.

Schedule and Show Length

Up to six (6) performances will be scheduled for each company, depending on your needs.

Please choose a running time for your show. Fringe shows have running times between 30 and 90 minutes. Once submitted, you may not add to your running time.

Fringe North will accept only one application per person and only one application per company. While performers and crew may choose to be involved in more than one production, they will be responsible for ensuring that no scheduling conflicts prevent or interfere with any of your performances. Fringe North will not adjust any scheduling to accommodate performers appearing in more than one production. Double casting is strongly discouraged.
Applications and Primary Contact

Primary and alternate contacts may be involved in only ONE production
Fringe North correspondence will only be sent to the Primary contact
Only the primary contact is authorized to submit or make changes to company information

As Primary contact it is your responsibility to:
Share information with the rest of the company
Stay up to date on Festival information
Ensure timely submissions of all requested materials

Tell us more about your production and we will match you to the most suitable venue.
Please be aware that the Festival does not guarantee that special requests can be accommodated regarding dates and times.

Participation Fee
Fringe North artist participation fees will be Pay What You Can. Artist's box office payment will be paid in full shortly following the conclusion of performances.  Artists are invited to give back 

Free Accommodation
We offer out-of-town artists billets. a room in a university residence and/or a hotel room.


Sault Ste. Marie offers many amazing sites downtown and along the waterfront.

In 2018 our venues included The Roberta Bondar Pavilion, The Discovery Theatre at the Ermatinger*Clergue National Historic Site, The Sault Museum, Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, and The Norgoma Museum Ship.