Festivals & Events


The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents two festivals and two fundraisers annually.

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is North America’s second-largest Fringe presenting live theatre in an informal, accessible and inexpensive environment. The Master Playwright Festival provides opportunities for both professional and emerging artists from a variety of organizations and independent companies to produce work under the umbrella of a larger festival. 

Since 1990, members of the Manitoba Bar Association have volunteered thousands of billable hours for the Lawyers Play (formerly known as the Community Play). In the process, these talented lawyers and judges have raised over $850,000 for Royal MTC programming. The Black & White Ball is an annual event to celebrate live theatre and raise funds. Guests enjoy an extravagant evening of dinner and dancing in The Fort Garry Hotel's historic Grand Ballroom.