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The 7th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival runs August 9 – 18, 2018.

Our venues for the 2017 festival were Harbour City Theatre (25 Victoria Rd), Vancouver Island Conference Centre (80 Commercial St), and The Port Theatre (125 Front Street). We’ll announce the venues for the 2018 Fringe closer to the festival.

Look for our printed Program Guides mid-July in & around Downtown including at Fascinating Rhythm & Penny’s Palapa.


Fringe 101

100% of ticket proceeds go directly to the artists.

You need to be a member to attend. Get your $5 fringe button at the door and wear it throughout the festival.

Absolutely no late entry. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before showtime.


Festival Tickets

Festival Pass

Save $20 when you use a Festival Pass.  Present it for admission at any five performances.  You can purchase your pass while supplies last, at The Port Theatre’s Box Office, Fascinating Rhythm or at the door of any of our shows.

Festival Tickets

Tickets to a single show are $12 and can be purchased at the door starting at 60min before the performance you want to see.


Whether you use a ticket or a pass, you’ll also need a button.  Buttons are a one-time purchase of $5 and are available at the door.