Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is FRINGE WORLD?

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 FRINGE WORLD Festival featured more than 700 shows at 156 venues spread across Perth and regional WA. $9.4 million was paid to participating artists and arts companies from the 2020 Festival and there were 414,081 ticketed attendance with attendance at ticketed and non-ticketed events reaching 829,570. While 2021 was a little different, there were still over 500 events from local and national artists. 

In a global landscape of more than 400 Fringe festivals, FRINGE WORLD is the third largest Fringe on the planet, and in terms of total box office Western Australia’s largest annual arts event.

We’ve been entertaining the people of Perth with Fringe entertainment since 2011 and we can’t wait to see the city come alive again in Jan 2022!

More information About Us is here.

When is FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD 2022 will be held from 14 January to 13 February.

The 2021 Festival has now ended, the dates were: 
FRINGE WORLD 2021: Friday 15 January - 14 February 2021
Fringe Encore 2021: Monday 15 - Sunday 28 February 2021

When will tickets go on sale for the 2022 Festival?

10 November: The full 2022 program is on sale now to everyone.

Who produces FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD Festival is presented by ARTRAGE Inc, a non-for-profit registered charity that is one of the oldest arts organisations in WA.

Alongside FRINGE WORLD Festival, ARTRAGE also currently produces two cinemas Rooftop Movies (est. 2012) and Girls School Cinema (est. 2018).

The ARTRAGE Strategic Plan and its organisational Purpose, Vision, Mission and The Way We Work statement informs how the Festival is delivered.

ARTRAGE Purpose: To enrich and evolve the culture of Western Australia by creating open artistic opportunities for audiences and artists.

ARTRAGE Vision: To embed arts in the hearts and minds of all Western Australians.

ARTRAGE Mission: To provide enduring benefits for artists, audiences and a diverse family of stakeholders through presenting cultural events with global appeal.

The Way We Work:

  • We mainstream Fringe culture.
  • We surprise and delight.
  • Our success is defined by the success of our artists.
  • We make Perth better.

FRINGE WORLD is based on the traditional open access Fringe model, but with a twist. Whilst overseeing the marketing, ticketing and overall management of the Fringe, ARTRAGE also produces a large proportion of the Festival directly through a range of managed hubs. The 2022 managed hubs will be The Pleasure Garden and Girls School.

What shows are in the Festival?

The shows in the Festival offer something for everyone with comedy, cabaret, theatre, music and musicals, children's events, circus and more on offer for you to enjoy. FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival, which means anyone can participate and it's up to the artists to decide to be part of the Fringe. 

FRINGE WORLD is proud that since 2012 more than $46 million has been paid out to participating artists and arts companies by the Festival. This is all thanks to the hundreds of thousands of customers that see their shows each year!

The 2022 program will be revealed when the first tickets go on sale from October. The program release dates are:

20 October: Early release tickets on sale for FRINGE WORLD Friends

27 October: Early release tickets on sale for general public

10 November: Full 2022 program on sale for everyone

What venues are in the Festival?

The 2021 Festival was held from 15 January - 14 February at more than 150 venues all over Perth and regional WA.  

FRINGE WORLD is produced by ARTRAGE INC, a not for profit registered charity. ARTRAGE INC directly manages a number of venues in the Festival such as the main Hubs in Northbridge and Perth CBD i.e. The Pleasure Garden, and Girls School.

The other venues in the Festival are independent and not directly managed by FRINGE WORLD. The venues include traditional theatre and performance spaces, alongside quirky and non-traditional spaces that are activated for the month of Fringe festivities. 

Click here for more information about how to register your venue in the 2022 Festival.

Can I work/volunteer with the Festival?

Click here to read about the latest jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Sign up to our e-news and keep an eye on our Facebook page for future notifications about jobs and volunteer opportunities with FRINGE WORLD. 

I'm an artist. Can I perform in the Festival?

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival, which means that artists from anywhere in the world can register to be part of the event. 

Click here for more information about participating in FRINGE WORLD as an artist.

 

I'm a venue manager. Can my venue be part of FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival and there are a number of ways that Perth venues can be part of the event. Venues, like artists, need to register their interest with the Festival. 

Click here for more information for how to register your venue for FRINGE WORLD Festival. 

 

 

How can I give feedback to FRINGE WORLD?

We would love your feebdack to help us improve our festival. Our annual survey is currently open and is the best way for us to record your feedback. You can fill it out here

We welcome customer feedback, comments and questions at any time! Just fill out our Contact Us form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

FRINGE WORLD App

What phones can I download the app on?

The FRINGE WORLD Festival app is available to download on Apple and Android phones.

Apple iPhones running iOS 13 and up.
Android phones running Android operating system version 9 and up.

Download the app.

When should I download the app?

The best time to download the FRINGE WORLD App is when tickets go on sale in October. It's the easiest way to browse the program and start scheduling your Fringe! 

FRINGE WORLD Friends

What are the benefits becoming a Friend?

FRINGE WORLD Friends subscriptions go on sale in October 2021! 

We've got loads of awseome benefits lined up for our Friends in 2022, including the returning benefits of access to early release tickets, Friends Frenzy 30% off discounted tickets, Unlimited Skip the Line Passes and more! See the Friends page  to see the full list of 2021 benefits.  

 

The FRINGE WORLD Friends one-off subscription price of $40 pays for itself with Friends saving on average $57 during the Festival.  

Friends benefits kick off in October and run throughout the year with offers through some of Perth's best events, restaurants and happenings. 

 

 

When can I purchase a 2022 Friends subscription?

FRINGE WORLD Friends 2022 subscriptions will go on sale 7 October.

How much does it cost?

A FRINGE WORLD Friends subscription is $40 (or $30 if you are a 2021 Friend that renews before 20 October). That’s less than $1 a week for year-long benefits!

How much will I save?

Friends saved $56.60 on average last year from buying Friends Frenzy tickets. That's more than the cost of the subscription! Plus, this year we’ve also added even more benefits like free merch and special giveaways so you get an even better deal.

How does it work?

Each benefit works a little differently but the subscription is linked to your customer account. This means that you’ll need to be logged in when you buy tickets or go to a show to access special benefits. Click here to read an in-depth description of each benefit. 

Many of our benefits like special event invites and sneak peaks of the program will be sent via our Friends E-news to the email address you choose to link to your account. You can unsubscribe from receiving the weekly emails at any time but it’ll mean that you may miss out on special announcements, discounts and invitations.

How many shows will be in Early Release?

Inclusion in Early Release is totally up to each individual artist. We encourage our artists to take part, but at the end of the day it depends if they are ready to have their tickets on sale. Last year, over 100 shows opted in to make their shows available early. Click here to find out more about Early Release.

When are Friends Frenzy tickets available?

Friends Frenzy 30% off select tickets are available from 20 October to the end of the Festival on 13 February 2022 or until they are sold out. 

How many shows will have Friends Frenzy tickets?

Inclusion to sell Friends Frenzy tickets is decided by the individual artists, as is the amount of tickets they want to sell at a discounted price. Last year, over 300 shows offered Friends Frenzy tickets (that’s about 60% of the 2021 program). Click here to find out more about Friends Frenzy.  

What is the cut-off date for becoming a Friend?

You can purchase a subscription at anytime.
 
FRINGE WORLD Friends is an annual subscription program and the benefits for 2022 Friends run until 30 September 2022.

What happens if the Festival is affected by COVID-19?

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

1. A complimentary subscription for FRINGE WORLD Festival 2023 

2. Full refund of Friends subscription 

In the case that the Festival is altered by a change of restrictions, we will attempt to keep as many of the Friends benefits available without impacting the artists or breaking restrictions. Please see each benefit on our website to find out the alterations for each one. 

Gift Vouchers

When can I purchase a 2022 Gift Voucher?

Gift Vouchers go on sale 7 October.

How do I redeem my Gift Voucher?

If someone loves you enough to give you the adventure of Fringe this year, you'll need to redeem your voucher as soon as you can to make sure you get the pick of the shows before they sell out! Here's how to redeem your voucher: 

  • See what's on - what do you want to see? When you've chosen, add the ticket to your cart as normal. 
  • During checkout, you will be asked to enter in your voucher number. This is a 16-character voucher code beginning with 0623.
  • Don't forget to accept the terms and conditions before moving to the next page.
  • If the gift voucher isn't equal to the cost of your tickets, you can pay the remainder by credit card.

FRINGE WORLD Gift Vouchers are valid for ticket purchases and Friends subscriptions from the date of issue to 23:59 on Sunday 13 February 2022. Balances remaining on gift vouchers after this expiry date will be forfeited and are not further redeemable. 

When does my Gift Voucher expire?

Gift Vouchers can be used for ticket purchases and Friends subscriptions during the Festival. Balances remaining on gift vouchers after Sunday 13 February 2022  will be forfeited and are not further redeemable.

What happens if I forget to send my Digital Gift Voucher?

If you forget to enter the recipient’s email address on the ‘Order Success’ page, you can go back to your account page and send it from there.