Fri, Mar 17 2023
This year, 34 Adelaide Fringe Award Winners have been announced, with a total prize pool of over $75,000.
Congratulations to our final award winners
This morning Adelaide Fringe announced the winners of 34 awards, with Principal Partner BankSA presenting the awards for the best show in each genre. Other awards include  future touring awards, the Critics Circle, Pick of the Fringe and some other very special awards. This year, across all 34 awards, a total prize pool of over $75,000 is being dispersed to the winning artists. 

Judged by a panel of arts industry leaders and arts lovers the overall awards celebrate a show within each genre category that was collectively decided the best of the Fringe. Each week of the Adelaide Fringe, judges attend hundreds of events across the fourteen genres and discerningly discuss the standouts. The Adelaide Fringe Awards acknowledge outstanding events presented within the Adelaide Fringe program, with awards presented both weekly awards and the overall awards at the end of the festival. 

A brand new award, announced today, is the Sarah Rohrsheim Fringe Fellowship Award, with a prize purse of $25,000. This award allows an artist to take their work to new heights around the world and helps recognise Adelaide Fringe as a great springboard for artists. The Frank Ford Award is awarded to a South Australian artist to help them tour their work to new audiences and comes with a $20,000 prize purse.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said “thankyou to everyone who participated at Fringe this year and made the season the success it was, and a massive congrats to all the Adelaide Fringe 2023 winners, we can’t wait to see what happens next for all these incredible shows and artists”. 

Adelaide Fringe are on track to be the first festival ever in Australia to sell one million tickets, with more than 929,417 tickets already sold and a box office totalling over $23.5million.  With three days left, Fringe lovers still have a chance to get out and see one of the winning Adelaide Fringe 2023 shows, or simply head to Fringe and support the festival in achieving the one million ticket milestone. 
Edinburgh Fringe Award

John Chataway Innovation Award

The Frank Ford Award

Sarah Rohrsheim Adelaide Fringe Fellowship Award

Adelaide Critics Circle Award

Holden Street Theatres Adelaide Fringe Award

Science at the Fringe Award presented by Inspiring SA

Adelaide Festival Centre's inSPACE Award

Best Emerging Producer presented by MILKE

One to Watch Award presented by Matt Tarrant

The Eran Svigos Award for Best Visual Art

The FRINGE WORLD Tour Ready Award,
presented by FRINGE WORLD Festival Perth

The Melbourne FringeTour Ready Award,
presented by Melbourne Fringe

NZ Fringe Festival Wellington Tour Ready Award

The Sydney Fringe Tour Ready Award, presented by Sydney Fringe

Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Award
Alix Kuijpers (i know the end)
Access Award
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

Sustainability Award presented by Visualcom

Lumo Volunteer Award 
Judi McLachlan

BankSA Best Cabaret Award

BankSA Best Circus Award

BankSA Best Comedy Award

BankSA Best Dance Award

BankSA Best Events Workshops & Talks Award

BankSA Best Film & Digital or Interactive Award

BankSA Best Eat & Drink Award

BankSA Best Kids & Family Award

BankSA Best Magic Award

BankSA Best Music Award

BankSA Best Theatre & Physical Theatre Award

BankSA Best Visual Art & Design Award

BankSA Pick of the Fringe
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