St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival
Genre Concert dance
Drag queen
Fringe theatre
Repertory theatre
Date(s) June
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Inaugurated 1990
Attendance 60000+
Patron(s) McAuslan Brewing

The St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival is a festival that hosts off-Broadway, repertory, dance, music, and drag-queen performances in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The festival is held annually and lasts for 20 days in June.[2] The festival was previously run by Jeremy Hechtman and Patrick Goddard,[3] but Hechtman stepped down in 2010 after being in the position for 15 years.[4]The festival has been run since 2011 by choreographer Amy Blackmore.[5]McAuslan Brewing sponsors the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival and several other festivals in Montreal, including Pop Montreal, the Montreal World Film Festival, and the Fantasia Festival.[6] The 2007 festival featured a mass fake marriage for theatre-goers at the beginning of the festival and then a corresponding mass fake divorce at the end symbolised by the eating of timbits.[7]


  1. Regis St Louis (2009). Montréal & Québec City Encounter. Lonely Planet. p. 26. ISBN 1741790557.
  2. Regis St. Louis; Simona Rabinovitch (2010). Montréal & Québec City City Guide. Lonely Planet. p. 14. ISBN 1741791707.
  3. "This year's action: 700 performances". The Gazette (Montreal). June 9, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  4. Richard Burnett (August 31, 2012). 31, 2012 "Festival directors: Would you like a beer with that?" Check |url= value (help). Hour Magazine.
  5. Bill Brownstein (June 11, 2011). 11, 2011 "Director is mesmorized by tricks of the trade" Check |url= value (help). The Montreal Gazette.
  6. Jamie O'Meara (November 18, 2010). "Centre St-Ambroise's Dave Cool: Kings of beer, patrons of arts". Hour Community. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  7. Laura Roberts (October 25, 2007). "V for Vixen: How to make a fake marriage work". Hour Community. Retrieved August 31, 2012.

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