Vancouver on the Cheap: The Vancouver Fringe Festival

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If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.

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It’s time for the annual post celebrating all the awesome cheapness available at the Vancouver Fringe Festival! While the general ticket price is a pretty good deal, there are some great ways to do Fringe truly on the cheap. First, hit up the half-price shows. Browse the guide and look for the little green ½ symbol next to showtimes. Those are your ticket to a $7 show. Or to get a taste of the entire festival, shell out $10 for Fringe For All – a “fast and furious” night sampling about 40 shows from the festival. You know the artists will be bringing out their funniest bits or this, so it will be a good time. Finally, for some free fun, wander over to the St. Ambroise Fringe Bar. Entry is free (drinks, however, are not) and they’ve lined up a host of awesome musical acts including Jordan Klassen, Weekend Leisure Karaoke, The Oh Wells, and DJ sets to get you dancing.

If the program guide is a bit overwhelming for you, I’d start off by checking out Peter ‘n Chris, Chariot Cities, The Food Must Go Out, and Roller Derby Saved My Soul, and then go from there.

Vancouver Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe Festival
September 4-14