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Your guide to Perth’s FRINGE WORLD Festival.

Perth’s FRINGE WORLD Festival is coming back in early 2024, and we’ve got the ultimate guide to ensure you have fun at Fringe.

When is the FRINGE WORLD Festival on?

The FRINGE WORLD Festival runs from Friday 19 January to 18 February 2024.

You can use the dates filter on the Fringe website to check when specific shows will be on during that time.

What shows are on this year?

The FRINGE WORLD program includes something for everyone and features comedy, cabaret, theatre, music, musicals, children’s shows, and circus events.

You can check out which shows are part of the 2024 festival on the FRINGE WORLD website or the FRINGE WORLD app. The app can also provide you with personalised show recommendations, e-ticketing, maps, and a shake to find a random show feature.

The festival operates on a hybrid model where some shows were programmed by the Fringe organisers, and others were open access. That means that artists could decide if they wanted to apply to put on a show at the festival.

Where can I buy tickets? How much do they cost? 

We recommend you buy your tickets through the FRINGE WORLD website or the FRINGE WORLD app. Simply click on the show you want to go to and then the ‘Buy tickets’ button.

All Kleenheat customers will once again be able to get a $10 gift voucher to spend on a Fringe ticket purchase online*. Head to our Fringe page and follow the instructions to receive your unique $10 gift voucher code.

*Online purchase only. Terms and Conditions apply.

While ticket prices vary across shows, a full-price ticket will typically be somewhere between $20 and $40. Concession and children’s ticket prices are available at the discretion of each show’s organisers – check your preferred show’s page for details.

Want to decide on the fly? If you’re more of a spontaneous type, you can purchase tickets from the FRINGE WORLD Box Office in The Pleasure Garden during the festival. Just remember you can only use your Kleenheat voucher online.

How can I tell if a show is right for me?

If you’re not an adventurous type, picking a Fringe show can be a little daunting.

We recommend heading to the program section of the FRINGE WORLD site and clicking on any show that sparks your interest. Each show has an individual page with a description of the show and some background info on the performers. You’ll also be able to see snippets of reviews from when the show has been performed before, either in Perth, interstate, or overseas.

There’s a lot of variety amongst the Fringe Program, and you may also want some guidance on how family-friendly or spicy a show is going to be. Our Kleenheat Sizzle Factor helps you decipher this via the four ratings below. You can find the Sizzle Factor of each show on its page on the Fringe site.

Mild: Shows that have broad family appeal. These shows are big on fun and low on risk.

See this year’s Mild shows.

Medium: Shows for almost everyone. These shows are not too naughty and not too nice but might not be ideal for children.

See this year’s Medium shows.

Hot: These shows will take your Fringe experience up a notch. These are first-date-friendly shows or ones to check out with your work pals.

See this year’s Hot shows.

Very Hot: Long-time Fringe fan? Try these shows out. These shows range from saucy and controversial to shocking and unique.

See this year’s Very Hot shows.

You can also see Content Warnings and Suitability guidance on each show’s page.

Once the festival kicks off, you’ll also be able to read reviews from media outlets as they’re published in the Reviews section and see how shows have fared in the realm of customer opinion in the Reacts section of the site. Customer reactions range from ‘Greatest of all time’ and ‘Laughed so hard I cried’ to ‘No idea what I just saw’ and ‘Not my cup of tea’.

Where are the show venues?

This year’s festival will have shows across more than 50 venues. While the majority of those venues are in the Northbridge or Perth city area, you can also catch Fringe shows in suburbs like Whitfords, Midland, and Wembley. View the full list of FRINGE WORLD venues.

The Fringe Pleasure Garden will be set up once again in Russell Square in the heart of Northbridge and will be home to multiple big tent venues. The Garden is open from 5 pm to 11 pm on weekdays (closed on Tuesdays) and from 1 pm to 1 am on weekends.

Where can I buy food and drinks?

If you’re looking for the full Fringe experience, you can grab some food and drink from The Pleasure Garden. The Pleasure Garden is a licensed area, and security may ask to see a valid Photo ID to gain entry. Under-18s are welcome to licensed areas but must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.

Otherwise, you can plan to eat at one of Northbridge or the city’s many restaurants before or after your show. Just remember that these restaurants will be busier than normal, so you may need to make a booking or be prepared to adapt your plans on the go.

Some of our favourite Northbridge eateries include Sauma, Authentic Bites Dumpling House, Juicy Bao Bao, K Town, Old Lane Street Eats, Hong Kong BBQ House, and Northbridge Brewing Co.

How do I get there? Where can I park?

Most locations are an easy distance from public transport. You can use the Transperth website or app to plan your trip by bus or train.

If you’re driving, you can benefit from the amazing parking deals that the City of Perth offers during Fringe.

Enjoy free parking in CPP car parks after 6 pm each day and free 3-hour parking on weekends at His Majesty’s, Pier Street, and Cultural Centre car parks.

The car parks closest to the 2024 Fringe hubs are:

  • The Pleasure Garden – Roe Street, James Street, Aberdeen Street car parks
  • L’Euro Grande – Aberdeen Street, Roe Street, State Library and Cultural Centre car parks