Remember your mask! Halifax Fringe prioritizes accessibility and community care. We require masks indoors to keep each other safe. Together we can make our festival a safer space for everyone, including our immunocompromised patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. If you forget yours, free masks will be available at each venue. Thank you for your care and support! 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact April Hubbard, Chair of the Halifax Fringe board, via email at

What we are doing: 

  1. Sanitizing venues (lobbies, audience areas, washrooms, etc.) between performances. 
  2. Requiring masks indoors
  3. Reducing contact between staff, volunteers, performers, and audience members. 
  4. Encouraging online sales, online through in advance of a performance.
  5. Requiring volunteers and performers to complete a Covid-19 self-assessment before entering any of the Fringe venues. 
  6. Following Nova Scotia’s Covid-19 guidelines for indoor and outdoor gatherings limits, social distancing, and mask protocols. 
  7. Staying up-to-date on Covid-19 numbers in Nova Scotia and Canada, and continuously updating our safety protocols to reflect our healthcare system’s needs. 

What we ask you to do: 

  1. Sanitize your hands before entering (and after leaving) any of the Fringe venues. 
  2. Wear a mask when inside or unable to socially distance. 
  3. Stay home if you are experiencing ANY of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, temperature equal to or over 38°C, feeling feverish, chills, fatigue or weakness, muscle or body aches, new loss of smell or taste, headache, gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting),feeling very unwell.
  4. Stay home if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or have come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19. 
  5. Respect our volunteers and staff and follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe Fringe for everyone!