As a Venue

Adelaide Fringe continues to keep close communication with the relevant government departments in order to remain informed about COVID-19 and the associated health guidelines and crowd restrictions. The safety of our artists, venues and the greater community is our utmost priority, and Adelaide Fringe will continue to follow government advice.

We've collated resources and information relating to COVID-19 to assist those in the arts, events, hospitality, tourism and entertainment industries, available here.

Venue registrations are now open!


About Adelaide Fringe: 19 Feb – 21 Mar 2021

Adelaide Fringe is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest arts festival! For 31 magical days and nights between February and March, Fringe envelops Adelaide and greater South Australia. Our festival stretches from up in Whyalla all the way down to Mt Gambier, with eclectic and vibrant events that include Cabaret, Theatre, Comedy, Circus, Music, Visual Arts, Workshops and so much more. 

We’re a not-for-profit, non-curated festival. This means that anyone can register a Fringe venue! In 2021, we’re preparing for a month-long festival running from 19 February - 21 March. In an effort to be agile amidst the current challenging climate we will be extending the registration deadline (4 November). We will run for 30 days and nights and will operate within government guidelines that may be in place around COVID-19 regulations, travel restrictions and/or crowd limits.

Perks of Being a Fringe Venue?

Well firstly, venue registration is completely FREE!

And more importantly, anyone and everyone can be involved! It doesn’t matter how big or small your venue is, whether you’ve got four walls made from bricks and mortar or you’re a completely temporary space (alleyway, pub, concert hall, library, laundromat or double-decker bus), YOU can create Fringe magic in whatever shape or form your venue takes on!

As an open access festival, we don’t book artists or program shows for you. This means you can go nuts in curating a program that’s unique and favourable to your venue. Use your strengths and find your niche! Opening your doors to Adelaide Fringe can open a world of possibilities for you: increasing venue exposure and building new audiences, creating a potential increase in revenue, and enabling you to provide a supportive platform for artists.

Contact the Artist & Venue team via or +61 8 8100 2022 to chat about your ideas or for further info.

For a look at the previous Adelaide Fringe program, click here.

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FringeWORKS Podcast 

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