Edmonton’s on-the-fringe theatre

In the energetic heart of Old Strathcona, local artists take you on a journey unlike any other. From renowned talent and diverse programming, to thought-provoking performances and unconventional entertainment, the Varscona Theatre offers a fascinating escape from the expected. It’s Edmonton theatre like you’ve never seen it before.

Rebuilt and renewed

The Varscona’s new venue is now open. The renovations retain all the intimacy our audiences love, while heightening the performance experience.

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Our theatre companies

We’re artist-run, meaning our eight Edmonton theatre companies both operate and perform in our space. Actors, playwrights and directors share the stage in an unprecedented cooperative spirit.

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Fringe & holdovers 2016 lineup

Edmonton’s world-famous Fringe Theatre Festival began inside the Varscona’s walls. We’re honoured to host the 35th Annual Fringe once again this August 2016.

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Upcoming riveting & original performances

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