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Last updated 20 Feb, 2024

The spectacle of the Adelaide Fringe once again sprinkles a dazzling array of arts, colour and culture to every corner of our wonderful city.

Thousands of artists showcase their talents across a range of themes from circus to magic, comedy to music for every taste and budget. With only two weeks left of Adelaide Fringe 2023, get your arts fix with our top picks based on cheaper options of the Adelaide Fringe shows you know and love.

Shake It

Gluttony, Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka, Adelaide SA 5000

If you love the cheeky burlesque of Rouge at the Adelaide Fringe, then you’ll love Shake It where acrobats and circus performers shake it up with bucket loads of sass.

Ticket price: from $25.00

Ryan Razi: Mesmerise

Ayres House Events, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

If the fresh tricks on display at Maho Magic Bar at The Garden of Unearthly Delights tickle your fancy, you'll love Ryan Razi: Mesmerise which combines juggling, magic and mind reading.

Ticket price: $23.00

Kick On's Comedy

Belgian Beer Cafe, 27/29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide SA 5000

Award-winning comedian Fiona O’Loughlin always has audiences in stitches with her naughty wittiness. If you like Fiona’s brashness, Canadian comedian Evan Desmarais’ party ways will tickle your funny bone too.

Ticket price: from $10.00

Electric Dreams: VOLO Dreams of Flight

Front Lawns at South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Feel like stepping inside a shifting illusion where light and sound combine create a kaleidoscope of dreams? If so, then you’ll love Electric Dreams’ Volo Dreams of Flight Fringe Show which is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s flying contraptions. While sitting on a playground swing and wearing a VR headset, you’ll soar into space or fly over cliffs.

Ticket price: from $10.00

The Garden Sessions

The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park / Kadlitpina, Adelaide SA 5000

If you’re looking for something free to do in Adelaide then visit The Garden Wine Bar for The Garden Sessions — a curated music session every Saturday during the festival from amazing First Nation artists.

Ticket price: free

How Long is a Piece of String?

Carclew House, 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide 5006

Fans of the immersive physical theatre performance The Gods The Gods The Gods will be in for a treat with How Long is a Piece of String? where audiences are invited to explore how distance is experienced — physically, emotionally and philosophically.

Ticket price: $25.00

Crowded Blouse

13 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Fans of British drag royalty Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo’s A Night at the Musicals' slaughtered showtune singalong fun will be sure to love Lil Miss Mel’s night of comedic cabaret, Crowded Blouse. She tells the story of her live music scene adventures through parody, song and hilariously inappropriate anecdotes.

Ticket price: $25.00


Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000

As you dance your way through the Adelaide Fringe Festival, there are plenty of vibrant hubs across the City and North Adelaide where you can experience a taste of the magic for free! Rundle Mall’s MallFest is one of many Fringe pop-ups bringing live entertainment, world-class street performances and more to Adelaide to keep the fun going! The best part - it’s free and fun for the whole family.

Ticket price: free

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