In its first year as a venue for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the 10 plays at the Winnipeg Art Gallery attracted an audience of 7,692 during the run of the Festival. So pleased is the WAG, in fact, that they have signed on to be a venue again next year.

“We are told that this is very good attendance for a main venue,” says WAG Executive Director Stephen Borys. “It was exciting to see a steady stream of people come through our doors, people mingling in our foyer, having a latte at our new Relax coffee bar.”

Borys adds that the WAG itself saw increased attendance during this time. “We were happy to see that Fringers were taking advantage of being at the Gallery to visit our exhibitions. In particular, Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination has been attracting a lot of media attention and people wanted to see what all the excitement was about. Being a Fringe venue was a terrific experience for us, one we look forward to repeating next year.”




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