Is it your first time?

Thu, Oct 26 2023
Rookies and Fringe-Freshies, we've got you. Check out our top tips for the Festival and take a look at some first-timer-friendly events!
Is it your first time?

Scared about your first time? There's no need to be nervous, you're in safe hands. Here are some top tips to make your first time at FRINGE WORLD an experience you'll never forget!


Be our Friend

Keen for special treatment, extra love and cheaper tickets? Being a FRINGE WORLD Friend is the sure-fire way to guarantee getting the most out of your Festival experience. 

As well as being the apples of our eye, our Friends get to skip lines, score cheap tix with Friends Frenzy and Friends Night Out discounts, get extra-special insights, year-round deals and MORE! 

Get the full scoop about becoming a Friend here.


Stay in the know

One of the most important things is to stay in the loop! Make sure you get all the event recommendations, hot news and inside goss.


Download the App

"It would be pretty cool if there was a magical box that holds all your tickets, gives you recommendations, lets you plan your Festival...", we hear you say.

Ha, you're in luck! The FRINGE WORLD App is your one-stop-shop for planning your Festival, all for FREE. 

Download the App today! Make sure you have the latest version for the best experience.


Share the love

Nobody wants to experience their first time alone. Share the love with your mates, family, work-friends and lovers and get them a FRINGE WORLD Gift Voucher! 

The best birthday or Christmas present money can buy. Get them magic, mirrors and more! 

Get your vouchers here.


Shows for First Timers 


Taste of Your Own Medicine- The Doctor's Turn Being the Patient!

One day Dr Ahmed is minding his own business, living his singing-dancing-comedy doctor best life, and the next, in a sick twist of fate worthy of Greek mythology, the tables suddenly turn, and it is HIM wearing the hospital gown.



The Dreamer

A dynamic & exciting new solo circus performance, choreographed by acrobat & dancer Robbie Curtis (Arc Circus Co, Cirque du Soleil, Circa, Circus Oz, Australian Ballet) which premiered to a sold-out season at Underground Festival at HOTA on the Gold Coast. 



All the Rage: Jessie Gordon and Mark Turner

Join Mark and Jessie for a new, unplanned and entirely improvised show each night! They’ll be asking the audience for requests and playing set list roulette with a brand new song list, including songs from their latest album!



007 Shash Kapur - Quantum of MASALA

Shash would be the closest thing to James Bond if James Bond was born in India and is now a proud Aussie Citizen. Described by his dad as "my retirement plan" and by Fringefeed as "A name Australia should watch out for", Shash is back this Fringe with a new family-friendly comedy show.



3 Course Comedy

Featuring the best local and international comedians you'll know from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, Just For Laughs, triple j and more!



80s Mixtape Prom Night

Prepare to step back in time to the electrifying era of the 1980s, where "80s Mixtape" returns with a dazzling twist – it's Prom Night, and we're dusting off our dancing shoes! Hosted by internationally acclaimed comedian, Andrew Silverwood, this show promises a night of dazzling aerials and acrobatics set to iconic 80s tunes.