London Fringe Theatre Festival (Ontario)
The London Fringe Theatre Festival is a Canadian annual fringe theatre and related arts festival in London, Ontario. It is credited with triggering a resurgence in local playwriting and performance after the University of Western Ontario cancelled its drama program.
The first festival was presented in 2000, comprising 28 local, national, and international productions. The festival currently runs for ten days near the beginning of June. Prior to 2009 it began on the province's Civic holiday weekend, but was moved that year to take advantage of the east-to-west circuit of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals.
The London Fringe Festival organization also sponsors and supports theatre- and arts-related events throughout the year, including a Nuit Blanche event and The Lost Soul Stroll, a historical ghost tour.