How can I buy tickets to a Calgary Fringe show?
There are two ways to purchase tickets and see a show at the Calgary Fringe.
1. IN ADVANCE
As of July 1, you can buy tickets online up to five minutes before each scheduled performance. This option is the best chance to guarantee admission to the show of your choice, with the added bonus of no waiting in line!
All major credit cards are accepted.
AT THE INFO BOOTH - MAIN BOX OFFICE TENT
At the start of the Calgary Fringe, tickets will be available for sale in person at the information booth - main box office tent. You'll find the tent at its NEW location in front of the Alexandra Centre at 922 — 9 Ave SE in Inglewood.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Friday August 2, 3 to 9 pm
Saturday August 3, 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday August 4, 1 to 9 pm
Monday August 5 to Friday August 9, 3 to 9 pm
Saturday August 10, 1 to 9 pm
2. AT THE DOOR
Don't have time to grab your tickets ahead of time? No problem. At the door tickets are available at individual performance venues starting 30 minutes before each scheduled performance (subject to availability).
NOTE: All ticket sales at the door tickets are cash only!
How much do tickets cost?
All Calgary Fringe tickets are priced at $15 per show to ensure that seeing performances is affordable and accessible to as many people as possible. And best of all, 100% of the base ticket price goes directly back to the artist!
What is a Fringe button and why do I need one?
In order to attend any Calgary Fringe show, you must purchase a Fringe button.
Think of the Fringe button as your annual membership pass, available for a one-time cost of $5. It proudly displays that you, our patron, are a loyal Fringe member. It's also pretty cute and colourful.
A Fringe button is mandatory for admission to all Calgary Fringe shows and events.
Fringe buttons are required for patrons 13 and over. Up to four children, ages 12 and under, can accompany one adults with a Fringe button. Remember: no Fringe button means no admission, even if you have a ticket!
As a not-for-profit arts festival, this small fee assists with theatre rental costs, technician wages, lighting, staging and sound.
Fringe buttons also help us keep costs down for participating Calgary Fringe artists, which is very important to us as well - ensuring that each and every one of our artists receive 100% of their ticket price from the box office.
Where can I buy a Fringe button?
You can get your hands on a Fringe button either online or in person. It's up to you.
Fringe buttons can be reserved online when you buy tickets to a show. Once you've selected the show you want to attend, there will be an on-screen checkbox option to add a Fringe button to your purchase for $5. If necessary, you can pre-purchase your Fringe button in a separate transaction as well.
Your Fringe Button(s) will be waiting for you at the venue of your first show. Please present yourself to the venue Box Office Manager to collect your buttons at least 15 min prior to show start time.
2. IN PERSON
Fringe buttons can also be bought in person at the information booth - main box office tent or from each venue box office location (cash only at the venue box office locations) daily throughout the run of this year's Calgary Fringe.
Does the Fringe button come with any perks?
Glad you asked. It sure does! When you wear your Fringe button, you can take advantage of many special discounts from friendly local merchants, shops, cafes and restaurants in Inglewood.
It's a great way to support our wonderful host community, enjoy a good deal and relax or explore between Calgary Fringe shows. Just flash your Fringe button to save from August 2-10, 2019. It's as simple as that!
List of participating merchants thus far:
Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar: 909 — 10 Street SE. 10% discount on all food and drink items.
Rosso Coffee Roasters: 1402 — 9 Avenue SE. 10% discount on all food and drink items.
Inglewood Massage: 921 — 9 Avenue SE. 10% discount off all services. Can’t be combined with other specials.
Highline Brewing: 1318 — 9 Avenue SE, #113. $1 off select pints.
The Eden: 1219 — 9 Avenue SE. 15% discount off of your final bill. Not to be combined with other specials.
Without Papers Pizza: 1216 — 9 Avenue SE. 10% discount off your final bill.
Bite Grocer & Eatery: 1023 — 9 Avenue SE. 5% off of most items in the grocery and cafe.