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Apply to Nanaimo Fringe 2015

Looking for information about applying to perform in the festival?  Stay tuned, it hits the website mid-December.

FALL 2014

Now that the festival is over

We have a special post-fringe event in late September, and coming up we’ll also be announcing reports on Nanaimo Fringe 2014 and our collaborative Jam the Fringe session. Stay informed by subscribing to our newsletter.

If you attended any of the shows at Nanaimo Fringe 2014 and didn’t fill out our short audience survey please consider doing so now. Demographics will be included in a report on fringe festivals across Canada. And we love to know how you heard about us, how many shows you saw, and what your comments are.




Show descriptions and tickets!

Jam the FringeJam the Fringe (Aug 24)

Are you a theatre enthusiast? artist of any kind? avid volunteer? a member of our community? Then we want to hear your voice! Fringe belongs to the community and we are waiting for you.
The Nanaimo Design Nerds jam format sparks creative collaboration and brainstorming. You’ll have a blast, connect with community, and have a real impact on our vision for the future of fringe.

This is a free public event. There will be a cash bar and snacks provided.  WE CAN’T LET YOU IN UNLESS YOU RSVP.  PLEASE SEND US A QUICK EMAIL BEFORE 5:30PM

WHEN: August 24th 6pm – the last event of the festival!
WHERE: Harbour City Theatre (25 Victoria Road)
HOW: Please RSVP to



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Take a look at our extra-simple summary schedule for showtimes and hub performances.

Pick up a copy of the program for more details.

Box offices open 30 minutes before every showtime.  Want to pick up a program or ask us a question?  You can pop in at Nanaimo Museum anytime starting 30 minutes before the first show of the day.

Preview Night – Free!  Enjoy a sample platter on the eve of the festival. Fringe artists come together to perform 5 minutes each. Their hope? To win your heart. Let’s pack the house for this rapid-fire warm-up to the fest. Wednesday August 13 7pm Harbour City Theatre (25 Victoria Rd. formerly Nanaimo Centre Stage).

Wow, spectacular evening!  The preview show was standing room only and 6 of our 8 festival shows turned up to intrigue and seduce us with their 5 minutes onstage.

TJ Dawe in Nanaimo July 19th

We had a wonderful time, and a great turnout.  Thanks for making our warm-up to the fringe (and fundraiser!) so delightful.  TJ is currently developing a workshop that piqued everybody’s interest during the Q & A.  We’ll keep you posted when he’s bringing it to Nanaimo.  You can hear clips from that evening’s Q & A session here.


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