What is FRINGE WORLD?

Published: Thu, Oct 11 2018
Posted in Fringe News
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 with 700 events at almost 138 venues and performance spaces. The 2019 FRINGE WORLD Festival will run for 31 days from 18 January to 17 February.


The Pleasure Garden. Photo by Courtney McAllister.

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.

The average ticket price is a bargain $25 and the best way to Fringe is to see as many as possible - this is your time to Fringe Binge!


The Pleasure Garden. Photo by Alex Mansour.

The best place to start your Fringe adventure is The Pleasure Garden

Located in the entertainment precinct in Northbridge, The Pleasure Garden features the biggest variety of shows at the Fringe and is home to the FRINGE WORLD Mermaids.

There's free street performances every night, visit to experience the balmy outdoor environment and check out a show in a Spiegeltent or circus tent.

The full 2019 program of 700 events is live now and you can browse here. Early access and discounts are available for FRINGE WORLD Friends.


The Urban Orchard. Photo by John Leonard.

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 2019!

For more information about FRINGE WORLD including the massive benefits the Festival delivers to the Western Australian community, read our Impact Report.