Annual Fringe Theatre Festival presented by Pacific Coast Stage Co. on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people.

Lottery Selection Categories (spots available):

Bringing the Laughs in 2023:

  • Stand-up**: Vancouver Island Based (3)
  • Stand-up**: Based elsewhere (1)

** Lottery selected Stand-up Comedians will each headline a late night venue for one-night-only, whereas traditional Nanaimo Fringe artists have 6 shows each throughout the Festival run.

The 2023 Artist Lottery is now LIVE.

Nanaimo Fringe Blog:

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