What's new and what's returning

Published: Thu, Dec 7 2017
Posted in FringeTips

The Showman’s Fair

The Showman’s Fair is the Urban Orchard you know and love, transformed into a complete sensory overload!

It’s a wild Dutch mini-festival with live music, performances and special surprises including a long table dining experience that you’ll be talking about for years!

Look out for Silent Disco in the authentic vintage lion’s cage, go surfing and a tent where you go to be touched by God! The mini-shows at The Showman’s Fair are a bargain $5 and offer some of the most surprising entertainment you’ll see in the Fringe.

Like most of the Fringe hubs – it’s free to enter every night of the Festival if you want to drop in and soak up the Fringe vibes before seeing a show or going on a Fringe Binge!

The Pleasure Garden. Image by Jarrad-Seng.

The Pleasure Garden

Perth's favourite Fringe playground returns at FRINGE WORLD 2018 with a wildly expanded program featuring the largest variety of shows at the Fringe.

It’s home to seven venues, including two Spiegeltents and a brand-new FRINGE WORLD Mermaid show that will run throughout the Festival.

There’s free street performances every night to keep the good times rolling, stop by for a drink before your show – you’ll never be bored.

The Pleasure Garden is only a short stroll from the Perth Cultural Centre and close to heaps of parking in the City and Northbridge.

Club Swizzle

The Ice Cream Factory, FRINGE WORLD edition

One of the many new and exciting offerings at FRINGE WORLD is The Ice Cream Factory, a pop-up hub located around the corner from The Pleasure Garden in Northbridge.

It’s home to The Edith Spiegeltent, comedy venue The Ramp plus the sure-to-sell-out show Club Swizzle, from the creators of La Soirée. The Ice Cream Factory is on the corner of Roe and Queen Streets, Northbridge and with plenty of parking right on the doorstep, this is one of the hottest new venues that is a must-see destination for all Fringe-goers in 2018.

FlameOz Deluxe - coming to the City of Perth FRINGE WORLD Buskers Weekender. 

City of Perth FRINGE WORLD Buskers Weekender

Experience the City of Perth Malls go wild with the most amazing local and international buskers entertainment, and the best part is it’s free!

Right in the City’s centre, circus acts, comedy, and amazing talent will be on show for three full days. The City of Perth FRINGE WORLD Buskers Weekender will bring the city to life from February 2 to 4.

FRINGE WORLD Mermaids. Image by Jarrad Seng. 

Australia Day Long Weekend

FRINGE WORLD kicks off during the City of Perth’s Australia Day Long Weekend, running from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 January.

Absolutely everyone is invited to celebrate the start of Fringe with a huge range of ticketed and free events all over the City of Perth.

The Pleasure Garden transforms into children’s playground Little Pleasures on Saturday and Sunday from 3pm-5pm with a free and fun program of events to keep the kiddies entertained, plus there’s loads of shady spots to enjoy a cool beverage and relax. At the Urban Orchard The Showman’s Fair is the best place to watch the Australia Day fireworks and chill out with a beverage and outdoor dining experience unlike anything else on offer in Perth.

What to see on Australia Day.

The Pleasure Garden. Image by Johannes Reinhart. 

Loads of venues and hubs

FRINGE WORLD is all about choosing your own adventure and exploring the shows and venues happening all over the metro area across the City of Perth, Northbridge and beyond.

In Perth CBD there's a great new Palace Society program in some of your favourite venues throughout the King and Queen Streets precinct and a huge circus tent landing right next to Yagan Square. Plus The Blue Room's Summer Nights program is a hand-picked theatre and performance showcase not to be missed.

From Freo Royale in Fremantle to the Sunset Veranda in Scarborough, from The Pickled Swan in Midland to Leedypalooza in Leederville, from Rockingham to Rottnest to Funtavia in Geraldton, there’s something for everyone and something happening nearby this Fringe!

See you at FRINGE WORLD 2018!