At World Fringe Congress

In 2020, Adelaide Fringe is hosting the World Fringe Congress and we couldn't be more excited! 

The World Fringe Congress was established in 2012, and is the only formal gathering of international fringe representatives from all around the world. It's a place for the organisers and current employees of fringe festivals from across the globe to share ideas, learn together and forge valuable connections. 2020 will be the first time the biennial Congress will be held in the Southern Hemisphere and it'll also coincide with our 60th birthday!

World Fringe Congress will run from 14-18 February—that's the first five days of Fringe 2020! 

Congress attendees receive access to: 

  • Keynote presentations
  • Workshops
  • Panel discussions/forums


If you are part of a fringe festival from afar and are interested in participating in World Fringe Congress 2020, sign up here to receive our dedicated Congress eNews. 

If you have any questions in the mean time, don't hesitate to pop us an email at

Header image photographed by Razan Fakhouri.