Fringe North International Theatre Festival

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 2020  Fringe North International Theatre Festival.  We are looking forward to returning with our live international theatre festival August 12-22, 2021.  

We are currently unable to provide a safe festival for our artists, staff, patrons, and volunteers. We are not able to predict when social distancing practices, physical isolation measures, and restrictions on public gatherings will be lifted. We are no longer equipped to plan the festival that we all love.

This decision was not made lightly. We understand the impact this will have on the artistic community here in Sault Ste Marie.  Any artist that has already registered will be reimbursed for fees paid. While we are unable to produce a Fringe North festival in 2020, we will use the financial and human resources to support local theatre creators. We will have more details on these initiatives in the coming weeks.

The Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals and the 250-member fringe festivals world-wide are also cancelling many of their festivals. 

We thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you all soon. Stay safe!

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Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals12-22, 2021