About Fringe

If you are looking for the wildest festival ride of your life, then come join us at the Adelaide Fringe!

If you are looking for an unbelievable eclectic program of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design, then this is it.

It’s Carnivale meets Mardi Gras, with the entire city of Adelaide transformed for one mind-blowing month, in the summer sun and across balmy, star-filled nights.

You can immerse yourself - submerse yourself - for four wonderful weeks.

From mid-Feb to mid-March each year, thousands of artists surprise and amaze, they wow us, make us laugh, cry and gasp in amazement.

At the Adelaide Fringe you’ll be awash with choices, with artists of all genres, in venues of all sizes and styles. We foster new talent, independence and risk-taking. We aim to surprise and forever present the unexpected. We are open access for all.

This is the place to see ground breaking work, new talent, original voices, new ideas, innovative thinking, day and night.

Adelaide Fringe. You have to see it to believe it.



Future Dates:

2016: 12 Feb – 14 March

2017: 10 Feb – 12 March

2018: 16 Feb – 18 March

2019: 15 Feb – 17 March


Mission and Goals

Goal 1: Wow
Surprise and wow the audience and be the most talked about festival in the world.

Goal 2: Engaged Audiences
Maximise audience satisfaction and ease of festival program and navigation.

Goal 3: Fulfilled Artists
Attract a diverse range of cutting edge artists who leave the festival fulfilled, happy with the connection they made and audiences they attracted.

Goal 4: Thriving Venues
Have as many full houses across our diverse venues throughout SA as possible.

Goal 5: Financially Stable 
Have a strong and diversified financial base.

Goal 6: Agile Organisation
Be a successful, flexible and adaptable business and agile organisation.