How can I buy tickets to a Calgary Fringe show?
There are three ways to purchase tickets and see a show at the Calgary Fringe.
1. IN ADVANCE
You can buy tickets online up to one hour before each scheduled performance. This option is your best chance to guarantee your attendance to the show of your choice, with the added bonus of no waiting in line!
All major credit cards are accepted. Please note that for online sales only, there is a $2 service fee per transaction item. If you know you're going to be seeing a few shows, consider buying a pass (5, 10 or 20 tickets) to bundle and save, where you'll only need to pay the service fee once.
75% of tickets are held in reserve for IN ADVANCE and DAY OF sales.
2. DAY OF
Day of tickets are available for sale in person at the main information booth up to one hour before each scheduled performance. You'll find the main information booth located at the corner of 9 Avenue SE and 12 Street SE in Inglewood.
Please note that all day of ticket sales are cash only.
Hours of operation:
Friday August 3, 3 pm to 9 pm
Saturday August 4 to Monday August 6, 10 am to 9 pm
Tuesday August 7 to Friday August 10, 3 pm to 9 pm
Saturday August 11, 10 am to 9 pm
3. 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.
Like day of tickets, all at the door tickets are cash only.
25% of tickets are held in reserve for AT THE DOOR walk-in sales.
How much do tickets cost?
All Calgary Fringe tickets are priced between $10-15 per show to ensure that seeing performances is affordable and accessible to as many people as possible. And best of all, 100% of that 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(s) you want to attend from the online store, there will be an on-screen checkbox option to add a Fringe button to your purchase for $5.
Please being the voucher with you to the venue of your first show and collect your Fringe button from the venue box office staff.
2. IN PERSON
Fringe buttons can also be bought in person (cash only) at the main information booth or from each venue box office location 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 3-11, 2018. It's as simple as that!
Participating Inglewood merchants:
- Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar: Get 10% off your bill.
- Swans of Inglewood: Happy hour prices on beer, wine, and high-balls.
- Rosso Coffee: Get 10% off your bill.
- Salt n' Pepper Mexicano Restaurante / Lolita's Lounge: Get 10% off your bill.
- Without Papers Pizza: Get 10% off your bill.
- The Livery Shop: Get 10% on all items in the shop.
- The Eden Bistro: The Fringe burger deal! Enjoy a Wagyu beef burger or People Food veggie burger with your choice of fries or salad for $12.
- Bite-Grocer & Eatery: Grab some goodies from Bite's cafe, bakery, butchery, grocery isles or Bea's Eatery at Bite and receive 5% off most items.
- Inglewood Massage: Get 10% off all massages.