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Adelaide Fringe


The Adelaide Fringe is the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere, attracting millions of attendees who immerse themselves in genres such as cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music and visual arts. As an open access festival, everyone is welcome to cross the divide from audience member to performer and put on a show.

The Adelaide Fringe came to life in 1960 and, four years later, had grown its program to include 52 art exhibitions, collections and performances. Fast forward to present day, the festival now boasts more than 1200 events throughout February and March.  Big and small, pop-up and permanent venues all come to life with imagination-sparking performances. Many traders take up the chance to become Adelaide Fringe venues, hosting performances and other art forms to draw people into the city.

The fun isn’t restricted to venues indoors, with the Garden of Unearthly Delights, better known as The Garden, Gluttony and Fool's Paradise setting up on Rundle Park, Rymill Park and Victoria Square respectively. 

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency and City of Adelaide are proud supporters of the Adelaide Fringe.

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