The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is one of the city's best-known arts and culture event of the year, and is the second-largest fringe in North America!
Here is everything you need to know to enjoy the Winnipeg Fringe Festival together with your family.
The kids won't be left out as the organizers make sure there is an area dedicated to young people throughout July 19-30. This year, the Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MYTP) at the Forks is the devoted Kids Venue where family-friendly programming is held.
Something new the festival is offering is a Pay-What-You-Can deal for all Kids Venue performances. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids under 12.
For a full schedule of the Kids Fringe Festival, click here.
Below is the description of some of the kid-friendly shows perfect for the whole family.
For more information about Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, visit the official website.
Adventure of the Little Rooster
Description: Everything changes the day the Little Rooster finds a shiny silver coin. Hilarious consequences and supreme shenanigans abound! Dazzle and delight at this retelling of the classic Hungarian folk tale that promotes the importance of standing up for yourself - performed with music, dance, puppets and circus!
Performer: The Grand Salto Theatre
Description: Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house and she just loves to sing! But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away. With determination, imagination and help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star!
Performer: Melanie Gall
The Blabbermouth, the Puff Monster, and the Wolf
Description: Three topsy-turvy tales from Ukraine come to life in this fast-paced, FAMILY-FRIENDLY comedy for English audiences!
A troupe of travelling storytellers use humour and imagination to re-create classic folk tales The Blabbermouth, The Puff Monster, and Sirko and The Wolf. Meet a clever woodsman who devises an ingenious plan to keep a buried treasure a secret, a goofy cellar-dwelling monster that bites off more than it can chew, and two canine cousins who outwit a cranky Babushka to make their wildest dreams come true!
Performer: Merlyn Productions
The Perfect Pants
Description: What happens when you outgrow your most favourite pants? Hand-me-downs and hijinks.
Performer: Blanket Fort Theatre
Catch Me in the Kitchen Story Adventures
Description: Who will outsmart “the most handsome, most daring, most petrifyingly feared wolf in all the province of Ontario?” Join us for reimagined classic tales with delightful characters and surprising twists!
Performer: Ginette Mohr and Stephen LeFrenie
Description: It's an awfully long way from Canada to Mars. It wouldn't seem like a robot sent to outer space years ago and a kid here on Earth would have anything in common. But when a school project designed to spark curiosity leads that kid to Curiosity, it turns out that some feelings are truly universal.
Performer: Sherrielle Theatre Projects
Description: Calling all Forest Rangers! The trees need our help! Join us on our mission to help solve the mystery of why the forest is in trouble and what we can do to save the day. Part performance, part campfire and part immersive adventure - Saplings invites kids ages 3-6 and their parents to play along. Come camp in our tent, hike along the forest trails, investigate, explore, dance and sing along.
Performer: One Trunk Theatre
African Folktales with Erik de Waal
Description: The South African HIT show is back! Half a million kids on five continents can't be wrong. Talking giraffes, zany zebras, galumphing elephants and much much more magic.
Performer: YAP Theatre
Description: Can Peter, Wendy and one very lost boy take on the notorious Captain Hook? Or will Captain Hook gather his pirates and get them to take orders? This swashbuckling adventure is full of surprises and silly antics. Misbehaving is certainly the new order in Neverland.
Performer: All About Theatre Kids