Thursday is the first day of the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre & Street Festival.
This year, the street performance and theatre festival will feature 34 shows spread across seven venues.
Robert Wyma, the festival’s executive director, said Fringe has come a long way since its start as a mini-festival back in the 90’s.
“It’s expanded through to 2017, comfortably settled at 34 shows. 12,000 people take in theatre every year at the Fringe, so it’s a great way to see some fantastic theatre from Saskatchewan and around the world,” he said.
Along with the theatre shows, Wyma said the Fringe attracts about 75,000 people to Broadway Avenue to take in street performances and visit vendors and food trucks
Show tickets can be purchased online through the festival’s website. Tickets will also be available at the venues starting one hour before show time.
Traffic on Broadway Avenue will be restricted during the festival between 12th Street East and Main Street from 6 p.m. to10:30 p.m. weekdays and from noon until 10:30 p.m. on weekends.
The festival runs until Aug. 12.