Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival officially gets underway today. With 101 shows to choose from there is something for every theatre-goer over the festival’s eleven days.

Now into its 35th year, the Vancouver Fringe Festival features un-juried and uncensored productions covering every theatrical genre. From comedy and drama to musicals and political satire, the Fringe features both emerging artists and seasoned veterans in traditional and experimental works.

We know it can be a difficult choice in what to see, so we sent Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins onto Granville Island to get a sneak peek at what’s in store at this year’s festival.

In this Facebook Live event he chats with four artists appearing at this year’s festival and gets the inside scoop from the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s executive director, Laura Efron. In a surprise appearance, the cast of the musical Lift performs a number from their show.

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival takes place at various venues on Granville Island and across the city from September 5-15. Visit for more information.

A taste of the 2019 Vancouver Fringe: live on Granville Island

We were LIVE on Granville Island with a sneak peek at this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival.In this Facebook Live event we chat with some of the artists and speak with the Fringe's executive director Laura Efron to find out what's in store for 2019. And in a special surprise appearance we get a musical number from the company of Lift.The Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 5-15 on Granville Island and other venues around Vancouver. Visit for tickets and information.

Posted by Vancouver Presents on Wednesday, September 4, 2019