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On the Edge FRINGE Festival




Tickets for the 2022 Fringe Festival can be purchased in-person at our Redpath Box Office, or by phone at 705-474-4747 (Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 12pm-4pm). They can also be purchased at the door of each show. Tickets range from $10-$15 per performance. Festival Passes, which provide access to all shows, are also available for $120. All seats are first come first serve, please plan accordingly to secure your seat! That includes all festival pass holders.  Click here for more information on the 2022 line-up!


Since 2014, the ON THE EDGE Fringe Festival has been a forum for professional and emerging alternative theatre and performance in North Bay, Ontario. Our objective is to provide a diverse cultural and entertainment experience for our community and to promote and support theatre talent from our region and abroad. Every year the festival presents shows ranging from folk/indie music, sketch and stand-up comedy, contemporary dance pieces, and slam poetry to storytelling, multi-disciplinary performance art and more traditional theatre works. The festival programs up to 12 artists/companies per year in four venues within North Bay’s Capitol Centre. In addition, the festival hosts pop-up performances, arts installations, and curated exhibitions through the multi-arts incubator, Duality, and produces a curated theatre festival, the Sun Dog Theatre Festival, every winter.

We are a small fringe festival in a small city nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Nipissing, just a few hours away from both Toronto and Ottawa. We believe that our small size and picturesque landscape provide our participating artists/companies and festival goers with a unique and intimate fringe experience.

ON THE EDGE Fringe is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF), and is governed by CAFF’s five guiding principles:

  • Participants will be selected on a non-juried basis. 
  • 100% of ticket revenue goes back to the artists.
  • We have no control over the artistic content of each performance.  The artistic freedom of the participants is unrestrained.
  • We must provide an easily accessible opportunity for all audiences and all artists to participate in our festival.
  • We will promote and model inclusivity, diversity and multiculturalism, and will endeavour to incorporate them into all aspects of our organization.
On the Edge FRINGE Festival