The Performer Showcase
On the festivals opening night, drop by the Palace Theatre for the Performer Showcase to get some sneak peeks at some of the things you could see over the two weeks! Admission is by donation at the door. Still not sure on the event? If you show up, you can enter to win some pretty awesome prizes!
Event begins at 7:30 pm, May 31st
London Fringe Block Party
Held at two locations in London – either Dundas Street downtown or in Old East – this block party is a great place to spend your Saturday and is fun for the whole family! There will be music, vendors, artisans, children’s activities, and of course, food trucks, not to mention a few surprise events that might be thrown in… it’s a definite must-see!
This has been a hit year after year and this time won’t be an exception! Nuit Blanche takes over Dundas Street with contemporary arts of many mediums, with never a dull moment to be seen. If it’s artsy, it will be there, and for one night only.
Unlike most local theatres who only have one or two shows running, the Fringe has an abundance of shows spaced out over nine venues around the downtown core. Prefer comedy? They have that. Drama? That too. A one-person show? And that. Magic? You name it, they have it! The shows feature performers from across Canada – and beyond.
For the kids
Got kids? They aren’t left out! While the recommended age of admission can be found in the program under each performance, there are quite a few events that will be especially intriguing for younger audiences. These include shadow theatre and puppetry (Curious Contagious and The Geography of Hope), and A Magic Show – though this will probably be fun for the whole family – and a play (A Tale of Two Tailors).
The visual art scene is always exciting. Stop by The Arts Project on Dundas Street to mingle among art and art lovers – and maybe even make a purchase! If you’re not busy on June 1st, stop by the exhibits opening to meet some of the artists themselves.