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Adelaide Fringe

Andy Beecroft
Marketplace Manager
08 8100 2055
136 Frome Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

We were born 58 years ago (although we don’t look a day over 25) and we’ve grown up to become the Southern Hemisphere’s largest, and Australia's biggest ticket selling open access arts festival!

We completely take over Adelaide, her surrounding suburbs and even some regional areas of South Australia for 31 magical days and nights each year. The city practically pulses with creativity.

In 2019 we’ll happen from 15 February – 17 March, and if you ask anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to experience the Fringe, they’ll tell you themselves that it’s the best time of year to be in Adelaide.

Our atmosphere is indescribable, but here are some words that almost do the job; mythical, magical, fantabulous, fantasmagorical, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You get the idea – we’re one in a million.

Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub, a laundromat or an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.

We're not-for-profit and an open access festival - we don’t have a curator handpicking shows. Anyone who wants to be a part of the Adelaide Fringe, can*! We provide a way for artists across all disciplines to share their work with the world.

With free events, ground breaking work, new talent, innovative thinking and original voices, we’re for everyone. To put it simply, we’re here to unleash the fun!

Check out the wonderful businesses that help bring the Fringe to life.

*So long as they’re not doing anything illegal.


Adelaide Fringe is an open access festival.

Our artists registrations open on 1st August 2018 2019 open on August 1 2018 and will close September 26 2018. Check back for more details.

From 15 Feb - 17 Mar 2019, Adelaide Fringe will take over Adelaide, South Australia.

Artists and audiences travel from all over the world to experience this unique festival unlike any other. Adelaide Fringe is the second biggest Fringe Festival in the world, the largest open access arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, and Australia’s biggest ticket selling arts festival!. Anyone with a creative vision can register an event and we are here to support you, from the very beginning to the final curtain call and everything in between.

Contact the Artist & Venue team via or +61 8 8100 2022 to chat about your ideas or for further info.

For a look at the previous Adelaide Fringe program, click here.

We also run an international arts marketplace called Honey Pot - it provides a dynamic matchmaking service for Artists and Industry Delegates. Lead by Fringe artists at all stages of development. 

Our marketplace provides an outstanding contribution as a performing arts connector between the artists and their projects and the diverse range of attending international delegates who travel to Adelaide.

Honey Pot Artists are able to showcase their work in its entirety and connect with over 200 industry delegates.

Participating in the Honey Pot program provides the opportunity to start new conversations, develop and continue professional relationships, and form lasting connections. 

Outcomes often exceed expectations when new works, artists and ideas are explored in a spirit of openness and discovery.  Connections established via the Honey Pot experience provides pathways for future programming and producing throughout Australia around the world.

Honey Pot embraces and engages the creative and diverse talent that descends upon South Australia’s world renowned summer festival scene and weaves it into the ecology of our industry programmers. Our marketplace is informal, yet structured and accessible. It continues to generate hundreds of opportunities. Uniquely immersing itself in the fabric of the Australian summer and the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere.


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