2021 Annual Review

A global pandemic could not stop this year’s Adelaide Fringe from safely presenting the largest arts festival in the world and successfully injecting much-needed tourism and money into the South Australian economy. 

Key Stats

  • Gross economic impact of $56.39 Million
  • Adelaide Fringe 2021 featured 5058 artists, 905 events over 318 venues, over 394 performance spaces including 84 open air events
  • 632,667 tickets sold
  • Estimated 2.8 million total attendances
  • Total new visitor and retained local spend attributable to the Adelaide Fringe is $31.6 million
  • Adelaide Fringe 2021 created 4,431 peak direct and indirect jobs
  • Through generous donations and Government funding, Adelaide Fringe was able to distribute over $750,000 worth of grants to support diverse artists and events
  • 17 First Nations Collaboration Grants were distributed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to help them present work at Fringe 2021

Download a version of the 2021 Annual Review here, or view a copy online below. 
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Banner image: Photo: Chloe Elizabeth, 2021