Island Fringe Festival

Indie theatre returns to downtown Charlottetown

One of the five PEI performances: Short Circuits
One of the five PEI performances: Short Circuits

The shows have been selected, the venues are ready, and volunteers are being recruited in time for the Island Fringe Festival, taking place this year from July 31 to August 4. 

The Island Fringe Festival (IFF) produces a four-day indie theatre and performance festival every year in downtown Charlottetown. Fringe festivals are dedicated to supporting independent, boundary-pushing theatre and live performance at affordable rates. With a lineup of 10 shows and over 40 performances, this year’s festival is set to be a time to remember. With drama, comedy, musicals, and storytelling, there is something for everyone.

Highlights from IFF 2024 include five PEI performances: How it Happened; How to be a Vase; Next: After the Chorus Line; Short Circuits; and Thinking about a Dog. National performances include: Cornflake from Montreal, QC; Enchantment from Halifax, NS; and So an Autistic Priest and a Service Dog Walked into a Bar… from Dorval, QC. International performances are: Furniture Boys from Brooklyn, NY; and Ink Addicted from Orlando, FL. 

IFF is partnering with The Guild this year, which will be home to both the opening and closing events and will serve as a daytime drop-in spot for artists and audience members alike. Folks will be able to purchase tickets, explore art, meet some of this year’s performers, and enjoy fun-filled, family-friendly activities at The Guild throughout the festival.

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets in advance, visit To volunteer, email

IFF is a grassroots, non-profit organization that runs the Fringe Festival each summer. It offers unconventional performances in unconventional venues all within walking distance of one another in downtown Charlottetown and strives to be accessible, inclusive, and offer safe spaces for all artists, patrons, volunteers, and staff.