COVID Safe Fringe

It’s On! 

That’s right, FRINGE WORLD returns from 14 Jan to 13 Feb 2022 and we can't wait to get the party started! 

FRINGE WORLD Friends subscriptions go on sale 7 October and early release tickets are on sale for Friends on 20 October. The full program launches 10 November. 

What about COVID? 

We're familiar with delivering an entertaining Festival within the constraints of a COVID-climate. Even with the restrictions that were in place in 2021, we still pulled off a fantastic Festival with more than 460,000 attendances, 559 events at 130 venues and a program that featured 2,470 artists. 

The 2022 Festival is set to feature more shows and we hope to entertain even more Western Australians throughout the 31 days.  

We will work with WA Health to follow the relevant requirements put in place at the time of the Festival. Below is a summary of what we currently know will be in place for the Festival and subscribe to our e-news for the latest information. 

Mandatory Contact Register 

Everyone attending a FRINGE WORLD venue will need to scan in using the WASafe App or complete the manual contact registers upon entry to their venue.  

You should not attend your session if you: 

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting on COVID-19 test results;  
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19;  
  • You are required to self-isolate or quarantine; or  
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms. 

If any of the above apply contact FRINGE WORLD a minimum of eight hours before your session.  



If you purchase tickets for a show that is later cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19 we will contact you and offer you two options: 

  • Gift your ticket to the artists and FRINGE WORLD; or 
  • Receive a refund. 

Gift Vouchers  

If the FRINGE WORLD Festival is cancelled, we will issue you with a new voucher to be used at FRINGE WORLD Festival 2023.  

If the voucher has not yet been redeemed, the voucher will be issued to the customer who originally purchased the voucher. If the voucher has been fully or part redeemed, the voucher will be issued to the customer who has redeemed the original voucher.  

Friends Subscription  

If the FRINGE WORLD Festival is cancelled, ARTRAGE will contact Friends with the below options to choose from:  

A complimentary subscription for FRINGE WORLD Festival 2023; or 

  • Full refund of Friends subscription 
  • Reduced Capacities 

If capacities for an event are reduced, we will contact the ticket holders who purchased last, and a refund will be offered.  

See FRINGE WORLD Terms and Conditions for more details.  

Photo of Railed by Wade Ranson