Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is a summer celebration held in Perth and Western Australia each year. 

It’s the largest annual event in WA and the third largest Fringe in the world. The 2020 FRINGE WORLD Festival will run for 31 days from 17 January to 16 February.

The program of events is all about variety and offering something for absolutely everyone. The line-up includes comedy, circus, free and family entertainment, theatre, visual arts, musicals, dance and cabaret presented by Western Australian artists along with performers from all over the world.

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 2020!​

When is FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD 2020: Friday 17 January - 16 February

FRINGE WORLD 2021: Friday 15 January - 14 February

When do tickets go on sale?

FRINGE WORLD Friends can buy show tickets before everyone else in our Early Release from 17 October. 

All 2020 Festival tickets go on sale for general public from 14 November.

What shows are in the Festival?

The shows in the Festival offer something for everyone with comedy, caberet, 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.

The Festival is a platform for local artists, with more than 70% 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. This is all thanks to the hundreds of thousands of customers that see their shows each year!

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.

What venues are in the Festival?

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

FRINGE WORLD manages directly a number of venues in the Festival such as the main hubs in Northbridge and Perth CBD i.e. The Woodside Pleasure Garden, The Ice Cream Factory, Girls School, the pop up venues at FRINGE Central in The Perth Cultural Centre and the pop-up venues at Yagan Square.

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.

Who produces FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is produced by ARTRAGE INC, a not for profit registered charity whose purpose is to enrich and evolve the culture of Western Australia. ARTRAGE INC was founded in 1983 and is one of the oldest arts organisations in WA.

Alongside producing FRINGE WORLD, ARTRAGE INC also produces and manages a number of other arts and entertainment enterprises including Rooftop Movies and Girls School Cinema.

For more information about Artrage INC and FRINGE WORLD, please read the 2019 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report.

 

Where can I get a copy of the Festival printed Guide?

The FRINGE WORLD Festival 2020 guide will be available from 5 December 2019.

You can read the 2019 Festival guide online here.

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. 

Event Registration are now closed for FRINGE WORLD Festival 2020. Click here to find out more.

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 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. 

2020 venue registration is now closed. Click here for more information.
 

Where can I find more information about FRINGE WORLD?

The Festival's cultural, social and economic benefits for Western Australia are documented in the 2019 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report. 

How can I give feedback to FRINGE WORLD?

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.

At the conclusion of the 2019 Festival, we invited all audiences to complete our survey, which was an opportunity to provide comprehensive feedback. Key results and findings of this survey are then referred to by our team in the planning and development of future festivals. We also publish highlights from all Festival surveys in our annual Impact Report.

FRINGE WORLD Friends

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

FRINGE WORLD Friends is an annual subscription program and the benefits for 2020 Friends run until 30 September 2020.

What are the benefits becoming a Friend?

FRINGE WORLD Friends will receive some magical treats in 2020!

These include access to early release tickets, Friends Frenzy 30% off discounted tickets, Skip the line multipass and more! See the Friends page to see the full list of benefits.

The annual subscription fee is $40

The 2020 FRINGE WORLD Friends subscription expires 30 September 2020.

Read our Terms and Conditions for more detail about this club. 

Simply click the button below to add a Friends subscription to your cart. You will need to login to complete your transaction.

Become a Friend

When are Friends Frenzy tickets available?

Friends Frenzy 30% off select tickets are available 17 October to the end of the Festival on 16 February 2020 or until the allocation is exhausted.

Gift Vouchers

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.  

When does my Gift Voucher expire

FRINGE WORLD Gift Vouchers purchased during the 2020 Festival can be used for ticket purchases and Friends subscriptions during the 2020 Festival only. Balances remaining on gift vouchers after February 16 will be forfeited and are not further redeemable.

How do Gift Vouchers work?

Gift Vouchers are perfect for Christmas and thank you gifts at the end of the year!

You purchase Gift Vouchers from our website and you can choose to get the Gift Voucher mailed or sent via email. You enter their address and a message to them after you have made payment.

Gift Vouchers can be redeemed to purchase tickets to all events in the 2020 Festival and to buy a Friends subscription so it’s a wonderful present to treat your friend or family so they can go on a Fringe adventure! Buy a Gift Voucher here.

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.
  • When you checkout you'll see a box asking for 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 16 February 2020. Balances remaining on gift vouchers after this expiry date will be forfeited and are not further redeemable.