Become a Fringe Venue

Adelaide Fringe is an open access arts festival with over 6000 artists performing across more than 500 venues all over South Australia. Being open access means that anyone can register a Fringe Venue. It's not 'we choose you', it's 'you choose us'!

Adelaide Fringe 2024 will be held from 16 February to 17 March, with registrations open in August. Sign up to our eNews to be notified of upcoming key dates and information. 

Have a read of our 2024 Venue Magazine below to find out more info and everything you need to consider to take part in Adelaide Fringe!

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 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 wild in curating a program that’s unique and favourable to your venue and audience. Play to Use your strengths and find your niche!

Opening your doors to Adelaide Fringe can open a world of possibilities for you by:

  • increasing venue exposure and building new audiences,
  • creating a potential increase in revenue,
  • and enabling you to provide a supportive platform for artists.

And remember: You ARE NOT an official Adelaide Fringe venue until you've booked a Fringe event / artist!


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

Or, why not sign up to our FringeWORKS eNewsletter so you can get all the latest artist and venue news right in your inbox.

Fringe Deals

Adelaide Fringe runs three programs to assist local businesses to benefit from the additional visitors to city, metro and regional locations hosting Fringe events. In return for offering a discount at your retail store, business or venue, Adelaide Fringe will promote your offer on the Fringe Deals page and the Artist and Venue Registration (AVR) system.

Whether you're a cafe, bar, restaurant, retail store or venue, Fringe Deals is an opportunity to boost sales and increase your brand awareness. As part of this program, your business could offer incentives to:
  • Fringe Members
  • Show Us Your Tix (ticket holders)
  • Artists
Want more details? See the full breakdown of Fringe Deals here.
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Banner Image: Rhino Room. Photo: Jordan Gollan, Adelaide Fringe 2022