About Us


FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth and annually hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer.

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The 2020 Festival was held from 17 January to 16 February at more than 150 venues all over Perth and regional WA. 

The most popular way to enjoy the Festival is at one of the central hubs such as The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School. The spaces are free to enter and have a magical atmosphere featuring food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

The Edith Spiegeltent at Yagan Square. Photo by Hannah Sorrell.

What artists are in the Festival?

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival, which means anyone can participate and have a go.

The Festival is a platform for local artists, with more than 74% of participating artists coming from WA, alongside performances by artists from Australia and all over the world.

FRINGE WORLD is proud that since 2012 more than $46 million has been paid out to participating artists and arts companies by the Festival.

The Festival supports its artists through a range of initiatives including an Awards program that is one of the most generous of any festival in the world. Donations to the Fringe Fund help to support the FRINGE WORLD Awards and help our artists shine.

Visit this page for information about participating in FRINGE WORLD as an artist or venue.

The Woodside Pleasure Garden. Photo by Joe Spina.

Impact Report

FRINGE WORLD is the third largest Fringe in the world and the 2019 Festival recorded more than 800,000 free and ticketed attendance.

The Festival annually release an Impact Report that reveals the massive benefits the Festival delivers to the Western Australian community. 

Click here to read the 2019 Impact Report.

When is the next Festival?

FRINGE WORLD 2021: Friday 15 January - 14 February

Visit the FAQ page for more information about FRINGE WORLD.