Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre
Enjoying the Fringe Festival. Photo by Leif Norman.


Registration for 2024 is closed. We hope you have a great Fringe, and will join this program in 2025!

Who should apply: Anyone aged 16-23 who would like to explore the Fringe Festival and tell others about it! No theatre experience needed, just the want to do something fun this summer and help promote the Fringe. 

What we need from you: Help us share your Fringe experiences with other NextGen Fringers and the rest of Winnipeg!
  • anonymously contribute to our Post-It Note wall at Royal MTC
  • send out good vibes on your social media accounts using #WpgFringe and #NextGenFringer 
  • Post reviews on the Patron Review Website
  • share your Fringe Faves – the best things you’ve experienced so far that others should hear about 
We’re not looking for long show reviews, just quick observations! We will share some of your thoughts and posts with our followers.

What you get from us:
  • VIP pass for 6 show admissions – see 6 by yourself, or bring a guest to up to 3 shows! 
  • Orientation pizza party
  • Skills seminar
  • Gathering during the festival to sample a classic Fringe treat
  • The opportunity to win other prizes
  • Meet other young theatregoers and connect with new people!

Fringe takes place July 17-28, 2024
We’ll have an orientation session on July 8 2024 at 6:00 pm.

  • Venues throughout the city including the Exchange District, downtown, the Forks, and St. Boniface
  • Most action is centred around Old Market Square in the Exchange District
  • NextGen Fringer home base: Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, 174 Market Ave.

Why: We want more young people involved in the Fringe! Come out to some shows and spread the word to your friends. Your opinions matter, and we want you to help share what impacts you most. 

Here's what past NextGen Fringers had to say:

"It was a really great experience. This was my first Fringe where I saw more than 1 show. The food trucks and vendors were awesome too! I also loved how most of the shows were walking distance to each other."

"It was so cool to discover different Winnipeg theatres and have the chance to watch different performances...Being able to learn more about local artists and support them was great!"

"I was able to visit the Fringe with my family as well as some of my friends. We all really enjoyed browsing the vendor market, seeing shows and getting some great food at the food trucks. The Fringe Festival was a perfect way to spend my days and helped to make my summer a bit more exciting."

"It was a really fun time! I saw a bunch of incredible shows, a lot of which I probably wouldn’t have if I wasn’t in the program... I loved being at Fringe this year, and can’t wait for the next one!"

The registration deadlinefor 2024 has passed.
If you have any questions regarding the program or the application form please contact


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