Covid Safe Fringe

COVID Safe Fringe

Adelaide Fringe is committed to the safety of its stakeholders spanning artists, venues, producers, partners and audiences, and is working to deliver a Covid-safe event.

Be a good Fringe go-er by following the guidelines and requirements of Fringe venues, and keep up to date with the latest Covid-19 information on the SA Government website


I’ve bought tickets to a Fringe show and now I have Covid - what do I do? 

Adelaide Fringe strongly discourages patrons to attend Events when they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. 

As per our terms and conditions, you may request an exchange if all of the following conditions are met:
  • the request for an exchange is submitted to Adelaide Fringe in writing by emailing;
  • the request for an exchange is made at a minimum of 48 hours prior to the original performance start time;
  • the original performance is not sold out;
  • the request for exchange is for the same Event;
  • the performance you are requesting to exchange into must be of equal or greater value. You will be required to pay the difference in ticket price if it is greater, you will not be refunded any difference in ticket price; and
  • the customer has provided proof of the destruction of the original tickets, should printed tickets have been issued.
If the exchange is approved by Adelaide Fringe, a non-refundable $10.00 exchange fee per transaction is payable by the customer at the time of exchange.

My show has been cancelled - what happens next? 

If your event is cancelled, you will be contacted via email and presented with options to remedy this. 

I want to avoid crowds - what Fringe events can I attend? 

Given the open-access nature of Fringe, there is an event to suit anyone and everyone! The filters on the Adelaide Fringe website can narrow down shows and events held in open-air venues, or you can even watch from home
The Fringe Festival operates state-wide, not just in the CBD, so to find out what shows and events will be held in your local area, check out the Near Me Now function on the website. 

Does Adelaide Fringe have a Covid Safe plan?

As the Declaration of a Major Emergency COVID-19 was revoked on 14 October 2022, Adelaide Fringe is not required to produce a Covid Safe plan, but has implemented COVID-safe initiatives where appropriate, such as encouraging physical distancing when queuing and providing masks and hand sanitiser at the Fringe Corner Box Office. 

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend Fringe?

Fringe events are held across many different venues, so some events require proof of Covid vaccination upon entry, some may not. Events and venues which require proof of vaccination are listed with an icon on the Adelaide Fringe website. You can filter shows and events requiring proof of vaccination here. For further information on this, please contact the venue directly. Additionally, the event reminder email will advise if vaccination is a requirement. 

You can find out how to provide proof of vaccination (or an exemption) on the Services Australia website

Is proof of vaccination required for children? 

Vaccination requirements depend on the venue. Please contact the venue directly for further information.

How can I tell if a show requires vaccination or not?

Events and venues which require proof of vaccination are listed with an icon on the Adelaide Fringe website. You can filter shows and events requiring proof of vaccination here.

Do I need to wear a mask to attend Fringe?

Masks are not mandatory to attend Fringe events, but are encouraged where it is not possible to physically distance from others. Please be respectful to others who choose to wear a mask.

Certain artists and events may request their audience to wear masks. This will be identified by a mask icon on the website event listing and any mask wearing requirement will be included in the reminder email. 

Are there any other Covid requirements I need to follow?

Remember to keep your distance from others when queueing, maintain good hand hygiene and respect others who choose to practice Covid safety.