During the festival the main box office will be The Bus Stop Theatre Coop (2203 Gottingen Street), 10 AM-10PM daily starting August 30th until festival's end. Tickets are also on sale at each venue, half hour before show time. Cash or credit card payment accepted. All pre-sales must arrive 10 minutes before showtime. There will be no late admittance. There are no refunds.

Applications due Saturday, March 31st

2018 Halifax Fringe Festival Application

Applications due March 31st, 2018


  1. Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2018. You will be informed of your acceptance before May 15th, 2018.
  2. A $50.00 non-refundable Application Fee must accompany this application. 
  3. Your application will not be considered until this fee is paid.
  4. The 28th annual Halifax Fringe Festival will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Thursday August 30th - Sunday September 9th, 2018.
  5. If your show is accepted to the Halifax Fringe, a separate Registration Fee will be required based on a sliding scale formula that accounts for the size of venue and number of performances.
  6. Only one show per application form.
  7. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come basis. The number of shows accepted in each performance category and the number of Atlantic Canadian, Canadian, and International shows accepted will be determined at the sole discretion of the Executive Director.
  8. All international groups must pay 15% performance duty. You can apply for a waiver to Revenue Canada. This is your responsibility.
  9. You don't need to know your full cast at the time of application. You may list the names known in the description section. We strongly urge you not to share cast members with other shows. Be mindful that the prime 8PM time-slot comes around only once each night and sharing an actor with another show means your show will be 50% less likely to ever have that prime 8PM time-slot.
  10. The maximum duration for the running time of your show is 70 minutes in length. Also, your stated running time is your running time: Halifax Fringe will allow you to exceed your stated running time by a 5-minute grace period only, and then your show will be stopped to allow the next show to start on time. We will not allow your show to delay the start of other artists' shows.
  11. If accepted, you will receive a 'downpayment' invoice for 50% of your estimated Registration Fee. The outstanding balance of your final Registration Fee will be invoiced only after the performance schedule is finalized.
  12. We accept "bring-your-own-venue" (BYOV) shows. In that case you supply your venue, your technical equipment, your technicians, and an onsite box office person. If you supply your own venue, your Registration Fee is a flat $100. Payment link will follow later.

Halifax Fringe Festival will provide a venue/stage with basic sound, lighting, seating, venue technician and technical set-up time (for BYOV applications please refer to point 11 above). We provide box office management services to sell tickets and deal with audiences. You must use our ticket seller. We will place your show into the Fringe schedule, on HalifaxFringe.ca and in the official Halifax Fringe Festival printed program, with blurb/write-up and a (small) hi-res graphic of your choice. We will return to you all box office receipts within 5 business days of the closing of the Halifax Fringe Festival. We will provide billeting when possible.

You are responsible for your own publicity, posters, advertising.

You are responsible for your own personnel/volunteers in set-up, take down, stage management, etc.

You are responsible for providing prompt and accurate information to the Festival when we request it.

**PLEASE NOTE** Please be aware that if your company is accepted into the Halifax Fringe Festival, this application will be considered a signed agreement between you and the Festival. Performers/companies may withdraw from the Festival without penalty until April 8th, 2018. Companies who withdraw after June 15th forfeit their 50% registration deposit. Companies who withdraw after August 1st will be invoiced for their full registration fees. Companies who withdraw after August 15th will be charged a $150 cancelation fee.


All performing companies agree to adhere to the laws of Nova Scotia and the policies, procedures and safety restrictions of the Halifax Fringe Festival. The Festival reserves the right to cancel any or all performances of any performing companies not adhering to these regulations.

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Halifax, NS B3K 3T8