New Vintage Theatre’s Kelowna International Fringe Festival, scheduled to start Thursday, August 24 has been postponed due to the local state of emergency and ongoing wildfire situation in the region.
Fringe Festivals are known throughout the world as uncensored opportunities for audiences to see exciting performances in unexpected locations- the work is often original-created by the artists themselves. Many of this year’s performers were local artists and there were also many from across Canada as well as from the UK and USA. Shows this year ranged from one person to large scale musicals, comedies, dramas, stand up, improv, and dance. "Our volunteer committee, staff, and over 150 artists have been planning for this festival for a year and we are truly disappointed to have to postpone. However, we know that the safety and wellbeing of our community needs to be our focus as we face this crisis together,” says Director Bonnie Gratz. Patrons will be contacted about the change of dates and are encouraged to hang on to their tickets as the festival will be remounted. By hanging on to these tickets they show support of the event and artists involved.
Kelowna International Fringe Festival’s new dates will be from Jan.28-Feb.4, 2024