COVID Fringe Updates

12 January 2022

We continue to work with artists and venues on planning their seasons for Adelaide Fringe 2022.

We are in close communication with SA Health and the Government of South Australia and following the modelling closely in regards to the timing of the peak

All Fringe Venues will have Covid Management Plans or Covid Safe Plans signed off by SA Health – these plans will determine the capacity of shows to ensure a Covid-safe Fringe is presented.

Audiences can enjoy Fringe at one of the many hundreds of venues across the state, ranging from outdoor arenas and amphitheatres, laneways, theatres and tents and as in 2021, audiences can also enjoy Fringe shows from the comfort of their own living room via our Watch from Home option.

 A number of producers and presenters have contacted us expressing concern around capacity limits and other covid-related issues and we are looking at what support funds could be put in place to give presenters confidence to proceed.

We are in constant communication with artists, both locally and nationally, around their Fringe plans.

We have an open line of communication to SA Health and State Government and we are working to address the concerns being raised by Fringe participants.

We will know more once the latest modeling comes through from the State Government regarding the Omicron peak and what restrictions will be in place for the performing arts industry by the time Fringe starts.



7 March 2021

Adelaide Fringe is closely monitoring the unfolding SA Health announcement of positive COVID-19 wastewater results which has been detected in the Adelaide CBD (B11) and Bolivar catchment.

This is a timely reminder for all South Australians to seek testing as soon as possible if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This applies especially if you have recently been in the Adelaide CBD.

For ticket holders presenting symptoms, please get a COVID-19 test before contacting FringeTIX to discuss your options.

Government updates regarding COVID-19 are available HERE

Further information on COVID-19 and Adelaide Fringe is available on our COVID Safe Fringe page.

You can contact the FringeTIX team via with your COVID-19 test evidence and to discuss your options.

Adelaide Fringe is a not-for-profit arts organisation and we thank you for your support during this time.


17 February 2021

As a condition of attendance at Adelaide Fringe, if you have been in New Zealand since Saturday 6 February 2021

  • You cannot attend this event/venue (or any major event or festival) unless it has been 14 days after your last date in New Zealand.
  • You must submit to COVID-19 testing on day 1, day 5, and day 12 post entry into South Australia. There is no charge for these tests.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the situation, please ensure you keep up-to-date with the information at the following website:


12 February 2021

Adelaide Fringe is closely monitoring the South Australian Government’s unfolding border restrictions and the news surrounding the Victorian lockdown in effect from midnight tonight.

At this time no Adelaide Fringe shows have been impacted. If you have not received an email from FringeTIX, your ticket is valid and your attendance is expected.

If you are a ticket holder and reside in Victoria, you may be entitled to a refund as per our terms and conditions. However we urge ticket holders whose travel arrangements are further into the season to delay refund requests as the border situation may change and the lockdown is scheduled to lift on Wednesday 17th at midnight.

Our festival runs from Feb 19th until March 21st.

All eligible refund requests received 6 hours prior to the show start time via email to will be honoured.

Government updates regarding COVID-19 are available HERE

Adelaide Fringe is a not-for-profit arts organisation and we thank you for your support during this time.