Grant Recipients 2024

Grant Recipients

Our artists, venues and producers are the very backbone of Adelaide Fringe. Without them, we wouldn't have a festival! 

We believe in supporting innovative ideas and encouraging individuals to take bold risks. Adelaide Fringe are supporting more than 140 projects across seven genres for the 2024 season. 

Adelaide Fringe also provides ongoing support to artists through its Arts Industry Collaborations – check them out.

This year’s Grant Recipients have been fuelled by donations to Arts Unlimited, including funds raised by the Adelaide Fringe Donor Circle and support from Arts South Australia.

Novatech Arts Innovation Fund Grant Recipients

My Lover Cindi

My Lover Cindi Venue is characterised by celebration of LGBTIQA+ experiences, community-building, safety and self-expression on and off stage. In Fringe 2024, we are proud to be home to thirteen productions including theatre, comedy, drag and burlesque, visual art and more. People who come to our venue frequently speak of how the space fosters an environment of inclusivity and acceptance that lingers well after a show is over.

Check out the venue here

Enter Closer - Multiple venues (The Majestic, Dom Polski, Secret Basement @ WEA)

Enter Closer is energizing three CBD venues with a dynamic program of over 300 performances, including comedy, theatre, cabaret, and more. This initiative fosters a lively and nurturing atmosphere for artistic diversity and collaboration, providing a stage for both emerging and seasoned artists to refine their skills and thrill audiences.

Check out the venues here (The Majestic, Dom Polski, Secret Basement @ WEA)


ILA is designed to be a beacon for creativity, while maintaining a focus on the wellbeing of it's people. It is a space where creativity, technology and hospitality blend to create breathtaking, innovative experiences.

Check out the venue here

Bridgeport Hotel

Bridgeport Hotel is back for its second Fringe Season in 2024 and we couldn’t be happier of the line up! With 5 amazing shows this year, the locals of Murray Bridge and surrounds will have plenty of reasons to get out and about.

Check out the venue here

Fool's Paradise

Fool's Paradise is the hottest new Adelaide Fringe destination. Sited in the centre of Adelaide at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square). Fool's Paradise has a focus on Circus and Physical theatre, with 3 unique venues all customised to the acts. Headlined by the Adelaide Fringe favourites Head First acrobats, Fool's paradise will be home to over 35 shows, with everything from kids shows to magic, through to adult circus and burlesque.

Check out the venue here

First Nations Grant Recipients

Mali Isabel

Project: Club Culture

Experience contemporary Aboriginal culture like never before. A one-night-only event, featuring art workshops by Mali Isabel, Ben Williams, Lawson Dodd, and live performances from Katie Aspel, Rob Edwards, Sonz of Serpent, and DJ Phoenixx. This full line-up of entertainment by Aboriginal artists and musicians will make this a night you won't want to miss.

Major Sumner - Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group

Project: Dupang Pangari (Coorong Spirit) Festival

A corroboree with a difference; to share culture, heal the spirit and connect to Country. Dupang Pangari will bring together First Nation Artists for a three-day camping festival at the spectacular waterfront site on the Ngarrindjeri land in the Coorong, adjacent to the Coorong National Park. “Join us for a journey which connects us to the spirits of this land and waters on our country" – Uncle Moogy Sumner – Ngarrindjeri / Kaurna Senior Elder.

Thomas Fonua

Project: Black Puddin, B.A.B.z

Kween Kong will be curating a World First Nations showcase called The Great Blaksby. Utilisating a brand new hotel in Adelaide, The Tryp By Wyndham, on Pulteney Street. They will be bringing a Blak and Deadly First Nations cabaret style 'drag and dine' show with influences from the 1920's jazz scene. Featuring live singing, drag, circus and burlesque.

Marlon Motlop

Project: Marlon - Blood in the Water

Marlon is taking to the stage to launch his latest track “Blood in the Water,” an insightful
reflection on the harsh realities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities in Australia.

Nathan May

Project: Nathan May

Arabana artist Nathan May performing the first ever Fringe show on Arabana country. Nathan writes in memory of friends and family and reminds us there’s always hope. His singles ‘Fix It Up’ and ‘It’s Gotta Start Somewhere’ have been met with critical acclaim. Come enjoy an evening of songs from this award-winning, multi-talented singer-songwriter.

Electric Dreams (Tom W Clarke)

Project: Star Dreaming: Full Dome Experience

Deep in the Australian Outback, two children explore the mysteries of the Universe via the world’s largest radio telescope and its oldest living culture.  Join them on an immersive journey as they learn about the beginnings of time and space and the life cycle of stars.  

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Project: Aboriginal Comedy Allstars 2024

A freshly developed work packed with new content from Australia's First Nations premier comedy artists Andy Saunders, Elaine Crombie, Janty Blair, Jay Wymarra, Kevin Kropinyeri & Sean Choolburra. The Allstars bring huge belly laughs from the heart of the wide brown land. Director/Producer: Wes Snelling. Assistant Producer: Kylan Ambrum.

Dane Simpson

Project: Dane Simpson: Always Was, Always Will Be...Funny

Always Was, Always Will Be...Funny is a storytelling/standup show by Gamilaraay comedian Dane Simpson. It showcases personal stories from different generations of Dane's family, and takes a cheeky and subversive poke at modern Australia's mythology about Australia Day using seldom seen historical newsreel footage.

Colin Koch

Project: Kulilaya Festival

One-day festival (Kulilaya!) featuring contemporary and traditional performers from APY Lands with selected First Nations guest artists.

Mary Scales - Eddie Peters

Project: Zendath Kes Meriba Wed - 'Our Songs'

Immerse yourself in this live performance showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music. Zenadth Kes presents Meriba Wed  (‘Our Songs’). It is a celebration of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures through song. There will be an extensive line up of artists including Eddie Peters and friends!

Richard Fejo

Project: Deadly Darwin Forever Tour

Deadly Darwin Comedy has run for 7 years in Darwin and is an all First Nations group with 5 remaining members. We perform First Nations stand up comedy mixed with music and much laughter. 

Nancy Bates

Project: Fringe Inside

Adelaide Fringe breaks new ground in 2024 in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services South Australia, inviting award winning First Nations artist Nancy Bates to host a performance by 'Granny Flaps' inside the Adelaide Women's Prison. In the lead up to the performance, a series of music comedy workshops will be on offer, giving women the opportunity to open the show with their original hilarious tunes. Audience members can expect eruptions of laughter and joy throughout the performances.

Abby Edward - Frank Yamma and David Bridie

Project: Frank Yamma and David Bridie

Frank Yamma is one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply evocative voice tell stories of country, protection, heartache, travel and love. Although he’s lived in Adelaide for many years, Frank’s spirit belongs to the heart of Australia. Uluru. Docker River. Ernabella. Central Australia. As Frank says, “wherever the Pitjantjatjara mob come from”. Seven time ARIA award winning artist David Bridie will be joining Frank, he has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia’s most well loved and innovative musicians.

Jannali Jones

Project: Trail's End

Led by a team of Aboriginal creatives, the play follows brothers Sam and Jamie on a final camping trip together. With their mother recently passed, the two share music, fears and secrets as they journey through the bush, but Sam’s final secret may prove to be unforgivable.

Nicole Gollan

Project: Natural Wonders: The Spirit Lives On

As part of the Natural Wonders event, where audiences of all ages are invited to embark on an extraordinary journey through a series of projected and immersive art works of diverse natural ecosystems, transforming the Botanic Garden into an outdoor art gallery with works by award-winning artists.

Dave Woodhead

Project: Dave Woodhead - Blak and White

Triple j's Dave Woodhead returns to the stage to share his unique perspective on growing up in Australia as a proud Torres Strait Islander man. While having the same skin colours of his very, very white mother. Can Dave Woodhead heal a divided nation with his signature brand of laid-back musings, and hard-hitting punchlines? Probably not, but it'll be funny to watch him try! Dave is the Lunch host on triple j, a writer and cast member on Black Comedy, Get Krackin' and a sketch performer on The Moth Effect. Dave Woodhead can also be seen in the new season of Netflix's Big Mouth.

Glenn Skuthrope

Project: First Nations Voices

First Nations Voices production is a collective collaboration of Indigenous musicians on stage in a concert in the rounds. 2024 will see artists Glenn Skuthorpe (AUS), Thelma Cheechoo (CAN), Vern Cheechoo (CAN) and Sherry Weistche (CAN) share the stage for an unmissable performance of original music and storytelling.

Red Poles

Project: Red Poles First Nations Fringe Festival

The heart of this initiative lies in showcasing Yalata artists including Vanessa Quema, Melissa Windlass, Emma Palmer and supported by Far West Coast artist Pam Diment. Includes exhibition, interactive workshops, live demonstrations and storytelling. Throughout the Fringe festival will be contemporary live music with Glenn Skuthorpe and First Nations Voices.

Patrice Capogreco

Project: Fk with Cancer

Artist in Conversation with Patrice Capogreco about her book ‘FK with Cancer’ - a story that goes beyond breast cancer - this is a celebration of life, bodies, love and sex. The event will include performances by Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch).

Artist Grant Recipients

Renee Martinez

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective

Project: Finding Beauty in the Beast

This grant will fund a few things for our Adelaide Fringe Season: Crazy Horse Venue Hire for all 6 sessions, plane ticket for 1 interstate artist for their Fringe Premier and partial accommodation, partial artist payment for the first week, and partial marketing expenses including posters and digital marketing.

Benjamin Johnson - Eclipse Productions

Participate: Up+Running = Artist/Collective

Project: SunSLAY Drag Cabaret

SunSLAY Drag Cabaret will bring the diversity of the drag scene in Adelaide and create not only a platform for artists of any nature, but a safe space that encourages uniqueness and versatility outside of a nightclub setting. It can be enjoyed by both participants and patrons and with this grant that will be our goal.

Lewis Major

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective

Project: Maliphant x Major

A once-in-a-lifetime collaboration performance with “Britain’s leading modern dance creator” (The Daily Express), Australian choreographer-director, Lewis Major brings the work of his mentor, the legendary Russell Maliphant OBE, to its Australian Premiere at the Adelaide Fringe, alongside award-winning works from his own company's repertoire in a captivating evening of dance, light, art and technology. 

The Barry, Brian & Bean Company

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective


A ***** (London Pub Theatre) eccentric drag king comedy from the UK by the fools of The Barry, Brian & Bean Company. Set in the 1980s & with a soundtrack full of hits, 'COCKROACH' explores how pity, loneliness & downright delusion creates a proper clown. Be prepared for sexual tension, fiery 80s karaoke & the occasional emu.

Sam Kissajukian

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective

Project: Sam Kissajukian: Museum of Modernia

An epic comedic journey performed by Sam Kissajukian in a state of the art immersive LED light theatre amongst a solo exhibition of his paintings.

Sarah McInnes and Tayla Farlie

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective

Project: Snooze VR - A Chronic Fatigue Cabaret

Written from bed, filmed in 360 VR, Snooze is a life-affirming musical comedy about life with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and the challenges this brings to everyday life.

Helen Lawry

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective

Project: I Spy With My Little aaahhh!

The story of a family’s road trip from the furnace of February to the coolness of the Dandenong Ranges.

Lucy Henderson

Participate: Up+Running - Artist/Collective

Project: Comedy Cluedo

Lucy Henderson has been murdered. This interactive show takes the audience through a game of Cluedo to solve the crime. Each one with a story funnier than the last. Lucy is an up and coming comedian having sold out shows at The Sydney Comedy & Fringe Festivals and winner of the 2022 Joke Off Competition.

Jonathon Makai

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Funny Adelaide on Tour

Lucy Henderson has been murdered. This interactive show takes the audience through a game of Cluedo to solve the crime. Each one with a story funnier than the last. Lucy is an up and coming comedian having sold out shows at The Sydney Comedy & Fringe Festivals and winner of the 2022 Joke Off Competition.

Nicolas Angelosanto

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Best Before

People are a lot like milk; Delicious at first but eventually they get old, lumpy and smell like cheese. Wendell is determined to find a feta whey to a lasting legacy. He’s the last of the milkmen and he’s making sure he goes out with a buttery bang!

Amelia Beer, Amelia Racz and Keshia Vitor - Untamed Circus

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Ritual

Everyone has their own rituals; their own secret superstitions, vices and anxieties. Rituals appear throughout history in our cultural practices, folklore and religions and they act as a way of coping with the unknown. Explore your own deep beliefs and superstitions in an engaging, surreal and thought provoking circus experience.

Nicky Tsz Tung Li

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Leslie & Anita: Fallen Stars of Hong Kong

'Leslie & Anita: Fallen Stars of Hong Kong' is a cabaret that tells a story about the power of authenticity through celebrating the music of deceased Hong Kong artists Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui whom performances transcended time, genders, and sexuality. This production is led by SA-based Asian creatives.

Lauren Harvey & Kelly Hodge

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Call Girls

‘Call Girls’ is an odd-couple comedy about two coworkers turned best friends. Hilariously dysfunctional besties Ella and Alexis are hell bent on having a good time from 9 to 5 and won’t let dumba** customers kill their vibe! Call them lazy, incompetent, even unqualified. Just DO NOT call them after 5. 

Brendan Goh

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Brendan Goh: People Like Us

A stand up comedy show of how it is to grow up as an LGBT individual in Malaysia and the hopes and dreams he has after moving to Australia. 

Nicola Pohl

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Hit n Hope: A Character Cabaret

This funding will not only various cover production costs to our debut Adelaide Fringe season, but also allow us to book an Auslan Interpreter for a show during our run. We CANNOT wait!

Libby Trainor Parker

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Fashionably Late

A musical comedy self-help session, Libby & Matt remind you it's okay if you haven't won an academy award yet, or landed that big promotion, or found the solution to the global economic crisis. It's not too late. Featuring their usual comic cabaret stylings, Fashionably Late is a musical how-to guide for everything from work, to life, parenting to marriage, divorce, finding your voice, seeking your place and believing in yourself, no matter how long it takes.

Jon Walpole

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Jon Walpole: Butterfly

Jon Walpole was once a mere comedy caterpillar, but after spending time in "Europa", he is ready to be a Butterfly -- beautiful, sincere, artistic and NOT silly. Definitely not. Jon will finally be a true professional, with a performance that means something. Get ready for sketch/clown/character comedy combined with a mean dose of meaningfulness. I mean it.

Jason Pestell

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Jason Pestell: The Errors Tour

EXCUSE ME HI I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY. I can’t wait to see so many of you on The Errors Tour. It's a journey through all of my errors of my career. And really, I'm just so excited that I get to look you guys in the eye and say thank you for everything. PS. I'm seeing TayTay in Melbourne the week before this opens and I still don't have a ticket…

Erin McKellar

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Where's The Dog?

An outrageous musical comedy that delves into the turmoil when the family dog Billy, goes missing. As the search turns up empty, the Williams family begins to unravel. This barking-mad tale explores the hilarious yet disappointing journey of being human. Alas, it’s dog-eat-dog. Amid the chaos, the question remains, will Billy be found?

Danielle Lim

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Caught In Between

Caught in Between is an immersive theatre project delving into an Asian-Australian migrant experience, and the possibility of existing within two worlds at once. This multi-disciplinary work blends original soundscapes, video projections, and interactive storytelling, inviting audiences to actively participate in the journey of finding one’s cultural identity.

Rek Kieron

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: A Girl

A woman’s life changes after the news of her pregnancy and she must choose to remain a wife, a daughter-in-law or to be a mother.

Grace Jarvis (Shannon Thiel - Producer)

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Oh! The Horrors! is Grace Jarvis’ Adelaide debut and third solo show. Under the direction of cult favourite, Laura Davis, Grace will touch on the themes of identity evaluation, with the trademark whimsical Jarvis social commentary, continuing to secure her place as a rising star of the Australian comedy scene.

Fred Smith

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Domesticity

Fred Smith and his Adelaide All-star band present ‘Domesticity’ - a show that will touch you where you live: at home! It’s built around “a stunning cycle of deeply personal songs about marriage, babies, love, tolerance, decency and the complexity of modern life…sublime study in tenderness and vulnerability”. BRUCE ELDER (SMH).

Emma Dawson

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: TropiCabana

Experience 'TropiCabana', an extraordinary fusion of Cuban and Brazilian culture. This dynamic showcase, unites over 45 talented performers, including dancers, singers, and musicians. TropiCabana captures the pulsating music and stunning costumes of these legendary locations. Don't miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary journey!

Karla Livingston-Pardy & Zachary Sheridan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Someday We'll Find It

Someday We’ll Find It is an experimental theatrical work interested in the complexities of attention in a digital age. With a script generated via Google searches, it is like a lo-fi modern Beckett.

Taylor Nobes

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Heart May or May Not Go On

Have you ever felt so f**ked over by life that you feel as if your heart may not actually go on? Have you ever wondered why so many people are out to get you only to realise that YOU might actually be the problem? After a life changing diagnosis Taylor will reflect on life so far to try and make sense of the chaos through dark comedy and original songs, no one is safe not even her.  

Studio Rags

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Kunba - The Family

An emotional story of a brave teenager who will do anything for his Kunba (family) depicted in Shadow Puppetry. Join young Ali on his dangerous mission to the dark island of death to find his father who went fishing. Ali must face the mighty sea for his family. I'm so thankful to the Fringe fund to help me realize my dream, I could not have done it without you. I've been waiting for a longtime for this opportunity to put up my mixed media Shadow Puppetry show on Fringe.

Rich Watkins

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: DICK PIC!

Happily Ever Poofter tells the story of the hilarious and heartwarming story of the world’s first gay Disney Prince on his quest for true love. A guaranteed crowd pleaser, Happily Ever Poofter is a righteous and rousing celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone else who didn’t see themselves in the fairytales they were told growing up. 

Alice Shoell

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Booty-Full

The show is a circus comedy variety show featuring artists some the South Australian Circus Centre and various other communities in Adelaide. The show is called 'Booty-Full' and will feature a live vocalist singing while talented artists perform various circus acts.

Oliver Coleman

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Oliver Coleman: Goof

Goof is the new stand-up show from Oliver Coleman in which he lays it all on the table. The small moments of life become epic tales. Sublime. Euphoric. Ecstatic. Oooo Mama! A thing of beauty. A work of art. A damn good time

Matt Bell

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Dead To Me: A Comedy Ghost Tour

Join comedian Matt Bell for a ghost tour through Adelaide’s haunted past recounting terrifying stories of running into exes in the street, times he’s literally been ghosted and dates who have miraculously come back from the dead. And if the ghost stories aren’t scary enough, a 32 year old desperately single gay man will be!

Elyce Phillips

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Falling Asleep In Front Of The TV At 3am: The 4-D Experience

A bizarre hour of interactive sketch comedy, inviting you to experience the thrills of 3am free-to-air television. Messy weirdo comedian Elyce Phillips (ABC’s Hard Quiz) brings characters, animations and “too many” props, to create a sleep-deprived nightmare that ruminates on loneliness, connection and the irresistible pull of ‘Up-Late With Hotdogs’.

Jasmin Miller & Sian Kelly

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Embodying Sound

Embodying Sound is a mesmerising collaboration between musician and dancer, a depiction of how we can feel sound through movement. The hypnotic music is performed live by artist Jazz Miller, and in parts of the performance, the audience are guided with simple movements to experience the sound on another level.

Braw Media

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation takes different classic film scripts, runs them through an online translator a dozen times, and then read the results live on stage in character! The final twist is that the guest stars read the scripts on stage for the first time.

Cirque X

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Tender

Gentle and affectionate or sensitive and aching, what is it to be tender? Combining circus and cabaret, ‘Tender’ celebrates themes of love, desire, and vulnerability through a queer gaze.

Elf Lyons

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Elf Lyons - Raven

UK comedy IT-girl Elf Lyons' ★★★★★ cult hit inspired by the work of Stephen King. 
Part Mad Clown comedy spectacle, part Hammer Horror. Elf becomes your own personal Pennywise to make you laugh and shiver in equal measure. Get a glass of Red Rum, bring your pal Tony and laugh with Elf forever and ever. It will be a Misery if you can’t come.

Annie Schofield

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Show Pony

Brace yourself for a world where silliness reigns supreme in Annie Schofield's new camp AF solo comedy show! But it's more than just a very funny/sexy time; it’s an immersive experience into the depths of Annie’s eccentric, cooked and twisted mind…come radiate in the madness!

Andy Balloch

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Am I the drama?

‘Am I the drama?’ is a multiple award winning, fast paced, absurd, solo sketch show from the mind of an unhinged homosexual.

Lydia Kuelsen

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Burn it.

Two queers. Camping. Post dramatic break-up. Do they engage in wholesome, healthy processing? Or drinking, denial and making fun of trauma? Burn it. is a tragic-comedy that explores mental illness, abuse, unrequited love, and the complications of a friendship that acts more like a relationship. But it’s funny, we promise.

Shaylee Leach

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Yozi - No Babies In The Sauna

This silly solo theatre show follows Yozi's failure to 'fit in' as a neurodivergent person or graduate clown school. On this weird journey to self-discovery is: sketch comedy, glam costumes, a trip to Disco Mountain, a towel betrayal, and a guide on how to host an orgy. Guaranteed to make you laugh and broaden the scope of disability representations.

Tash York - Big Hair Productions

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Tash York: Love that for you

Nick Robertson

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Leave To Enter

Vocalize Choir

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Bangers and Mash-Ups

A collaboration of community choir singers from two states are converging at the Woodville Town Hall for a mass karaoke like never before. Vocalize from SA and Soul Song from QLD will lead audiences in a jukebox mash-up of the greatest power ballads, rock and disco hits in glorious harmony! Funky vocal hosts Jacqueline Larsen (QLD) and Kerrie Polkinghorne (SA) will lead singers in a brand new 90-minute interactive show. Perfect for shower singers, pop divas and even air guitar pros - there'll be something for everybody to join in the party. The Woodville Town is the perfect location to enjoy a glass of wine and get on your feet, accompanied by over 100 talented choir singers on stage.

Jacob Jackman

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Mr Comedy

Mr Comedy is an attempt by one comedian to write, direct, produce, and star in a biopic about the greatest comedian in the world (no relation). Jacob Jackman, creator of the comic strip Pissfeld, presents a very serious comedy show. See why they call him Mr Comedy!

Peter Beaglehole

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Tumour Show

The Tumour Show is Peter Beaglehole's comedy about resilience, the end of the world, and his spinal tumour. Like a self-help meeting that goes off the rails, this is the story of finding joy in the horror of carrying on. 

Giovanni Calandro

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Once upon a time in Italy

'Once Upon a Time in Italy' is a show that combines music, cinema, and theater. It features Italian movie scores from the 1950s-1970s, accompanied by rare visuals and anecdotes about the films. This contemporary show offers a unique exploration of Italian cinema and soundtracks, creating a cinematic journey for the audience.

Stella Kappos

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: 10000 Views AND Nothing to Lose

Jackson Grant and Stella Kappos have no self-respect; they want views. These two putty boys wanna make it 'big time'. An unsettling experimental hybrid (stand-up) comedy/theatre show, combining absurd material with new sketches and a story capturing the chaotic nature of social media. *Involves a cage.

Wendy Dixon-Whiley

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Inner worlds & hidden things

‘Inner worlds & hidden things’ sees Artist Wen Dixon-Whiley 'upcycling’ discarded materials to create a visual universe of the overlooked and microscopic. Armed only with a microscope and an overactive imagination, Wen has been exploring the limits of drawing and painting on alternative and unexpected surfaces. 

Eddie Morrison

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Have Sex With Me, Please

Hi i’m nate and I have a friend called eddie and we think it would be sick if someone had sex with him so we’re trying to make that happen. Obvi no pressure but come check it out because you might want to have sex with him.

Nona Mona

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Nona Mona My First Pearl Necklace

Excessive wealth, consumerism, and social control. Who doesn’t love a dystopian comedy? From the mind that brought you Hot Mess and Hot Spinster, Nona Mona is back with another ferocious social satire. Because billionaires have feelings too!

Kyle Dolan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Kyle Dolan - No Place Like Home

Told through stand-up and storyboards, this show is about being born in Scotland, but growing up in Adelaide. The show explores themes of family and home, while also covering what it was like to be the only Scottish kid in school when Shrek was the biggest movie in the world.

Laura Rose

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Laura Rose BUSH PIG

An autobiographical comedy following Laura’s life; growing up on a farm, misadventures abroad, blended family and loving husband… This high energy and very physically animated show, offering the audience a glimpse into her colorful life and an opportunity to enjoy the mayhem which is undoubtable her attempt at avoiding therapy. 

Jamie Bucirde

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: CUSP by Jamie Alexandra

CUSP by Jamie Alexandra is a one-woman contemporary cabaret presentation featuring emerging South Australian performer and qualified Sexologist, Jamie Alexandra. CUSP explores themes of Culture, Understanding, Sexuality and Politics in a neo-cabaret/burlesque ‘edu-tainment’ performance carried by her live band and original songs. CUSP by Jamie Alexandra is bold and soulful, evocative and thought-provoking, inclusive and empowering. CUSP is the elevated next chapter following The (Sex) Education of Jamie Alexandra, presented in Gluttony as part of Adelaide Fringe 2022.

Mark Trenwith

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Mr Snotbottom vs The Zomie Boogers: The Science of Snot

Can Fringe favourite Mr Snotbottom stop an army of barbaric boogies and monster mucus from suffocating the planet with foul phlegm?! Explore the science of snot, excite in ewwwy, gooey experiments and giggle at grosstastic gags in this hilariously silly, slimy sci-fi perfect for kids ages 6 and up!

Sarah Kwong

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Daughters of Eve

Through the reimagining and retelling of stories of Biblical women through a modern, feminist perspective, Sarah Kwong reflects on her experience growing up in the Christian church and why she decided to walk away. An intimate hour of storytelling and song about losing your faith, fighting expectations, and finding yourself again.

Piers MacKenzie

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Artificial Ignorance

Experience the uproarious collaboration of three emerging South Australian artists – John, Patrick, and Piers. Their comedic theatre piece delves into the world of AI, offering sharp insights and side-splitting humour.

Silk Strings

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: VOYAGE: Folk Traditions Anew

After a successful 2022 Fringe season, come aboard a musical journey with Adelaide’s own Silk Strings Ensemble. Pairing three Chinese huqin with a cello in a quartet, they will embark on a voyage exploring folk and traditional music from around the globe in an intimate setting.      

Jennifer Laycock

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Charlie & the Bin Chicken

'Charlie & the Bin Chicken' is the silliest of shows about a kid and a few feathered funnies. Have we misjudged this infamous Aussie bird? Should it actually be our Aussie icon, the principle of the school, or perhaps the prime minister of Australia? Join in on the silliness as the world discovers that Bin Chickens are the country's unsung superheroes.

Mikala Woods

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Boombox Bootscoot

Get ready for a wild ride down memory lane! Hear all your favourite 80s hits like never before - played with a country twist that’ll have you scootin’ your boots! Our rollicking 6-piece country-style band delivers you a fun-filled extravaganza of neon nostalgia and rustic rhythms. 

Mary-Jane Hendry

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad - The Dry Martinis

Get ready for an emotional “wine”. A journey in song to the bottom of the glass. There will be shots of happy together with a measure of heartache laid out on the bar. It will be sure to leave you wanting one more for the road!

David Dai

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: A Centennial Story of the Chinese Fiddle

The funding sustains artists by facilitating music arrangement for a trio, hosting regular meetings and rehearsals, and engaging in a mentorship program, ultimately culminating in two live performances. This support fosters artistic growth, collaboration, and the creation of exceptional music experiences.

Tom W Clarke

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Bruce: Misadventures from a Lap Around Australia

January 2023: Tom Clarke and his family pack up their city lives in Melbourne and jam themselves into a campervan for a year of adventure and escape. Out on the road and possibly out of their depth, this hilarious hour of comedy is a journey of unbelievable stories, outrageous characters and taking rough roads to extraordinary places.

Jon Walpole & Jeromaia Detto

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Jon & Jero: Stuff!

'Stuff!' is a non-stop choose your own adventure of epic proportions that follows the journey of two bumbling brothers, Jon & Jero!  They are trying to get their stuff back from the pesky robber, but will need all the help they can get along the way!

Ally Gum

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Things I Know To Be True

This play primarily explores themes of Love and Family. In the extreme moments of the story, love is what keeps the family held together. Similarly, expectations are prominent throughout the story, from the parents laid out expected lifestyles for their children, to the children’s expectations of their parents support.

Kate Gallagher

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Chronically Ill-Prepared

'Chronically Ill-Prepared' is an improvised theatre/comedy production by an emerging troupe of performers who have lived experience of disabilities and/or chronic illness. Audiences can expect to see how diverse skills and experiences can be incorporated into an inclusive performance, while creating entertaining, informative and interesting stories.

Thomas Liddell

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Ark

What purpose do stories serve in a crisis? 'The Ark' is a brand-new play written and developed in South Australia. Set in an unknown future altered by climate change, a dysfunctional group of strangers find themselves trapped in their local library waiting out an apocalyptic snowstorm. What will alter their lives more, the snowstorm or each other?

CeeJay Singh

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Yogambling

Just moved in, an IT engineer must do everything to help his landlord- to overcome the biggest challenge of his life, in order to live in a house free from mess and it’s not just the dirty dishes and pizza boxes.

Liam Adams

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Everyone Needs A Liam: Librarian Saga

Meet Liam: he's a fun, geeky and nerdy, science-fiction and fantasy writer and cartoonist. Step into his captivating universe of visual and plot-twisting stories as he takes the stage to share his unique journey as a writer with Autism and Intellectual Disability, and brings his 'Librarian Saga' novels to life through recitations of his work.

Alexandra Frost

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Hear My Voice

Alexandra Frost's 'Hear My Voice' is a soulful Adelaide Fringe cabaret gem, in which she delves into identity and self-acceptance through the ups and downs of the complicated relationship she has with her unusually low voice. Jazz and Blues standards elevate her heart-wrenching narratives into moving anthems.

Emma Hebenstreit of Hive Inspire Incorporated

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Chrysalis

A tribute to the perfectly imperfect nature of our sense of self, ‘Chrysalis’ embraces the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make us unique. It highlights that through embracing our individuality and working together, we can make anything happen.

Niccy Pallant

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Art that walks OFF the walls

Goodwood Studios Artist Collective presents an immersive art experience, installation and exhibition exploring collaborating local emerging and established artists' journey of seeking to belong. Wild acrylic florals talk and walk onto community walls, detailed autobiographical illustrations run barefoot alongside video streams of performance art that leaps from the screens.

Kate Burgess

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: That's Amore

That's Amore By Kate Burgess, is a satire and multifaceted dance theatre performance; produced by Alchemy Dance Collective and performed by 6 local female dancers. This show takes you on a journey within the Adelaide hospitality scene, inside a day in the life of a female bartender.

Carlie Hunter

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Red District

Presented as a dance, aerial artistry and comedic collaboration and artistically led by Carlie Hunter, Red District is a powerhouse dance cabaret that is sexy, provocative and enticing, the show aims to ignite conversation and desensitize society’s scrutiny towards women choosing to embrace their sexuality positively and unashamedly.

Meredith Kitchen

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Girl Talk

Directed by Meredith Kitchen (Associate Director at SACC) will blend the physicality of circus with the authenticity of documentary style theatre. It challenges the dismissive connotations of the phrase "Girl Talk" by providing a powerful platform for women's stories.

Nathalie Fenwick

Digital Marketing Package

Project: OnlyGrans

OnlyGrans is a woman-woman clown/character comedy about Geri, an old lady who bakes the best shortbread but voted ‘no’ on marriage equality because “that kind of thing just isn’t for her”. Join her as she navigates the world of online dating, searching for a companion. From “explicit pictures” to “HOT MILFS” Geri sees it all and realises that maybe a little spice is what keeps a soul young! Described as a queer comedy OnlyGrans is political, hilarious and a little naughty!

Sonia Di Iorio

Digital Marketing Package

Project: I'm Not A Robot

A stand-up show by Melbourne based comedian, Sonia Di Iorio, about how her life would be better if she was a robot. She delves into her chronic pain, relationships, technology and body image. Crass, but very endearing, Sonia brings 10+ years of stand-up experience to this formidable hour of laughs.

Sean Bryan

Digital Marketing Package

Project: ARTISTE

Lauren Brady

Project: OWEaDEBT

OWEaDEBT is a 50-minute solo dark comedy performed by an award-winning clown and inspired by the classical ballet Swan Lake. Play along with Odette, a chain-smoking half-swan, a half-ballerina creature suffering from amnesia and stuck in limbo because she still has yet to find her hero. Will it be you?

Amelia Ryan

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Simply Brill: The Teens Who Stole 60s Rock n Roll

Holly Rowan

Digital Marketing Package

Project: My Queer Spiritual Entropy

A highly silly yet deeply confronting solo physical comedy work; a playful gender education and a call to action to change the systems which still oppress the gender diverse community. Holly multiroles as the many clashing chasms of their internal experience through audio-visuals, movement, clown, song, spoken word and improv.

Penzak Productions

Digital Marketing Package

Project: The Black Cat

Circus Sorbet

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Love Life Laundry

What’s normal in a long-term relationship? The quirks, the antics, the bed sheet wars, and other everyday moments are explored in a show celebrating love! Have a peek into the domestic lives of two acrobats as they retell the twist and tumbles of their true Fringe Romance.

Vida Slayman

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Vida Slayman is a Motherchucker

This is Vida Slayman, and she’s a motherchucker. Look how brave she is posing starkers with no makeup. Vida’s chucking away lots of things – expectations mainly. This is a show full of jokes & stories about getting rid of what we don’t need, making more of what we do, and becoming bad motherchuckers.

Samuel Gebreselassie

Digital Marketing Package

Project: I'm A Refugee...Get Me Out Of Here!

In 1998, Sam's family fled Ethiopia for Sudan then New Zealand through the UN's refugee program. This is an origin tale by comedy’s freshest voice.

Margot Mansfield

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: B.L.I.P.S.

Brief Limited Intermittent Psychotic Symptoms. A peak through the beautiful lens of bat s**t crazy. Have you ever counted blades of grass? Or imagined the feeling of flying? Have you ever thought you were Jesus incarnate? Join Margot Mansfield for a wild ride of real life circus psychosis, acrobatic madness, hula hoop hope and radical resilience.

Tommy Eyers

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Tommy Eyers: Job "Seeker"

George Glass

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: George Glass' Scientology The Musical

Join George Glass as they take a deep dive into the world's most interesting legally-a-religion religion. Featuring a live funk-rock soundtrack, outrageous costumes and the secrets of the universe, don't miss this fast-paced cult classic. See it before we get sued!

Russell Fewster

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Two of Them

An adaptation of Adelaide painter Chris Orchard’s work for the stage using absurdist text, physical theatre and projection. Two businessmen Abe and Balt travel through Orchard’s different worlds, one in preparation to meet his boss the other in search of spirituality. A mysterious figure, fate, creates these worlds around them.

Grace Colsey

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Smiling Through the Human

Smiling Through the Human is original cabaret created and performed by Frank Ford Award winner, Grace Colsey (they/them) and directed by Quasar Arts founder, Jaziel Siegertsz (he/him). Grace explores their experiences with neurodivergence and mental illness, and connects with the audience about what it means to be human.

Rebecca Pynor

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Someone Else's Story

'Someone Else's Story' is a cabaret show that will take the audience on a musical journey through some of Broadways best songs including Chess, Wicked, Aladdin and more.

Alley Scott - Dutch Kills Theatre Company

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Afoot: Adelaide

A ghost story from the past? Memories from the present? A mystery from the future? In this immersive new form of theater, interact with your environment using your smartphone. You decide which journey to take: past, present or future. Which one will you choose? All you need is your smartphone, headphones, and yourself!

Happy Haps Productions

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Juggle - Managing Motherhood While Working in the Arts

We will be hosting a panel discussion with mothers who work in the arts particularly in a touring capacity. We'll find out the tips and tricks to touring and parenting as well as some of the challenges, both known and unforeseen, that face working mothers in our industry. 

Jemma Allen, Rosie Russell & Millicent Sarre

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Bisexual Intellectuals

Join Bisexual Icons Millicent Sarre (‘Opinionated’), Jemma Allen (‘Reclaiming Harry’), and Rosie Russell (‘The Finest Filth’), for a big, bold evening of comedy, catharsis and chaos. Using original music, parody, and the transformative power of tap dance, Bisexual Intellectuals is a celebration of queer joy, combatting bi-phobia and bi-erasure with comedy and heart.

Nathan Rogers (Circle of Friends Australia Incorporated) Circle 9

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Afghans in Art

‘Afghans in Art’ will see a group of Afghan refugees in South Australia mentored through the creative process and made into artists who will express themselves and their life through an art exhibition, exhibition opening and artists talk as part of the 2024 Adelaide Fringe.

Melanie Sander

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Crowded Blouse

A deliriously unreliable memoir of band-life through the 80s, 90s and 00s; tall tales by our tiny heroine, Lil Miss Mel, the pint size chanteuse who packs a punch. Bigger themes, such as the search for our inner truth, and, frequently, our car keys, are explored through parody and an eclectic mix of songs ranging from cheesy disco to classic bogan pub anthems. Big laughs and big hearted story-telling are musically delivered by Lil Miss Mel and Deb Brennan (A Case of You, The Parting Glass) in this return season of this 5 star (Adelaide Show, Glam Adelaide) crowd favourite. A must see.

Honor Wolff

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Hot Department

A brand new Hot Department sketch show! This comedy duo is birthing their uniquely outrageous, weird and hilarious characters on stage, and they’re looking you in the eye while they do it. Unhinged Sketch comedy at it’s finest and more importantly, funniest.

Marina Gellmann

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Bypass

Directed by Marina Gellmann (Artistic Development Coordinator  SACC) is the newest upcoming major work by the SA Circus Centre Troupe. Experience an evocative journey through the complexities of human nature and the intrinsic need to participate in a collective.

Ashley Apap

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Out of Body Experience

A goofy, overly honest, at times explosive hour of stand up comedy that questions reality through hilarity. Using her cheekily aggressive crowd work and boundary breaking use of space, this multifaceted, award nominated comedian will leave no existential stone unturned in this exciting new show.

Claudia Callisto

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Good Italian Girl Presents - Celebrating the Italian Sisterhood

Claudia Callisto presents a culturally orientated comedy and 80s music inspired performance on the unbreakable bond that Italian immigrant daughters have with their mothers, sisters & fellow ethnic “Giussa” girlfriends. Their cultural connection, their love and inner magic bring sunshine and laughter into each other’s lives despite ups and downs of life.

Abbey Dale

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Welcome to the Internet

'Welcome to the Internet’ follows the bizarre malfunction of an internet search guide struggling to handle the most outlandish questions, searches, and social media content available on your device. The show explores the themes of IRL & cyber safety, human ignorance, and ridiculous online interactions in a way that is simultaneously light-hearted & informative. 

Tracy Crisp

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Tracy Crisp: Stitches

In my sixth solo show, I’m trying something new: finishing a new dress at each performance. And not just any dress, the dress I'll wear to my funeral. A story about the way we piece our lives together bit by bit, told with the mix of laughs and poignancy you've come to expect.

Catherine Jane Fitz-Gerald

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: If Fabrics could speak...

Through this inclusive project 30 multicultural, sensory diverse voices aged 6 to 91, share the stories bound within the weft and warp of their fabrics. Memories of making, culture, family, learning, celebration and loss.

Jessica Bigg

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Millennial Mix

Be transported back to the era of cassette tapes, Nokia 3310's and cheap petrol, as we come together to celebrate the songs, sounds and stories that shaped a generation. We’ll have a laugh and cherish the memories, the triumphs, and even the challenges of the old days!

Jennifer Wong

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Sweet and Sour Hour of Power

In pursuit of a sense of vitality while managing her depression, comedian and food enthusiast Jennifer Wong (ABC’s Chopsticks or Fork?) experiments with the latest fitness and wellbeing trends so that you don’t have to. The stand-up show for anyone who’s ever been asked “Have you tried yoga?”

Wundes - Aidan Varnas

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Unplugged

Unplugged is a show that explores media, technology and society in a camp and fast paced manner that blends the worlds of drag, immersive media, live music and comedy. The show is a collaborative piece, developed by a small team of emerging SA artists and performers.

Gigi Pinwill

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: SA Inventors Escape Room

In a thrilling Escape Room adventure, players will have limited time to transform their team into scientists unraveling codes to rescue our world. The clock is ticking; suspense is building. Inspiring generations, young and old, to explore and engage with the world of invention.

Samuel Dugmore

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Rocky Stallone: The Champ

Rocky Stallone: The Champ will be an exploration of the glorification of male aggression.  Inspired by the film franchise 'Rocky' by Sylvester Stallone and also the wider sports genre. It will use elements of clowning, singing, physical theatre and audience participation to deconstruct society's expectations of what it means to be "a real man". 

Kat Jade

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: FIVE FOOT GAGA: The Lady Gaga Experience

Michelle Pearson Music

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Michelle Pearson (Mixtape Australia Regional Tour)

Multi-award-winning performer Michelle Pearson presents a celebration of Australia’s hit-makers and the songs that spurred change over the past 60 years. 

The music of Australia is vast and varied. It captures the beauty and brutality of the land, the wrongs and ways to make right. Australian artists have always fought for change, creating movements and spotlighting issues ignored by governments past and present. 

With powerhouse vocals and an incredible six-piece band this nostalgic homecoming will have you on your feet with classics from Midnight Oil, The Divinyls, INXS, Tina Arena, Cold Chisel and more, while reminiscing about Australia’s musical history and our artists’ guts and determination.

Liat Kedem

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: I(CE) (S)CREAM Boléro Femme and THE OTHER SIDE

Liat Kedem's double bill featuring two contemporary dance-theatre works. The first is I(CE) (S)CREAM Boléro Femme, choreographed by award-winning international artist, Jill Crovisier. The second work The Other Side is choreographed by South Australian artist Liat Kedem, whose 'distinctive choreographic voice engages audiences with witty critiques on perceptions of femininity'.

Christopher Runciman

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective


In a physical theatre, sound and light extravaganza, Nuclear Dingo takes it's audience on a ride from the beaches of coastal Australia, to the dizzying heights of global political and financial power, by way of the suburban fish and chip shop, and a convention for retirement-village Poolates instructors. Pinky and the Brain my no longer be with us, but in 2024 our world is still in danger from the misunderstood, illusive and highly dangerous, Nuclear Dingo.

Katherine Sortini - Dues Ex Femina

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Dirty Energy

'Dirty Energy' delves into the brutal world of the hospitality industry through the lives of Bast, Avi, and Clay. Set in a modern dining establishment that masks its toxicity with casual elegance, the play reveals the harsh realities endured by its characters. Hours of grueling work, minimal rest, and confrontations with abusive customers are their daily norm, all for meager pay.

John Hugo

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Skye Scraper: The Life and Times of a Drag Queen Accountant

Australia's campest drag queen bares all in this chaotic cabaret about her double life as a drag queen accountant. The antics of working for global consulting firms while crossdressing is the epitome of chaos! Blending drag, standup, storytelling and cabaret, Life and Times offers audiences a unique hilarious and heartfelt theatrical experience.

Kathryn McKee

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: K Mak at the Planetarium

K Mak weaves cello, violin, synths, beats and vocals to usher you through the cosmos. A distillation of classical, alternative and electropop music, her four piece band creates lush, cinematic soundscapes to transport you through space and time. Fulldome projections tailored to the music mean you may leave your body

John Glenn

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: An Evening Without Kate Bush

Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with the Hounds Of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. This award-winning cult cabaret pays glorious tribute to the music, fans and mythology of one of the most influential voices in pop music. “You don’t need to be a Kate Bush fan to be transported into something very special” Scotsman ★★★★ 

Karen Lee Roberts

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Sex & Other Philosophies

“Sex & Other Philosophies” is a contemporary trash cabaret that light-heartedly deconstructs ideas around existence, relationships, spirituality and identity. This light-hearted and comedic cabaret, creates a container in which the audience is invited to explore the meaning of the sensual and sensory through playful dialogue and original music.

Sean Simmons

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Lydia Lunch & Joseph Keckler - "Tales of Lust & Madness"

Combining the dynamic spoken word of Lydia Lunch and the musical histrionics of Joseph Keckler, "Tales of Lust & Madness" brings two of New York’s most notorious performers together to create an intimate evening of provocative musical poetry.

Junkyard Beats

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective


Basically, we turn JUNK into FUNK! Kids & families are amazed as they watch two peculiar brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on an EPIC mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music & creative recycling! Our show is a spectacle of rhythm, dance, circus and comedy guaranteed to shift your perspective on rubbish and inspire you to get creative with everyday objects. JUNKLANDIA just had a successful debut at Melbourne Fringe and we couldn't be more excited about bringing the show to Adelaide Fringe!

Melissa Head

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: WONDER

Strut & Fret

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: LIMBO - The Return

Carla Anita Mattiazzo

Digital Marketing Package

Project: That's NOT Amore

Sophy Nassar

Digital Marketing Package

Project: An Aussie Arab

I am a local Adelaide comedian, my show is in the squeaker in Gluttony. The show is a fun take of my life growing up with an Australian mother and an Arab father and what happens when two cultures mix. This show brings peace with hilarious stories about saying no to arranged marriages and no to getting a southern cross tattoo. I will take you on a journey of what its like being brought up as An Aussie Arab.

Jens Radda

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Skank Sinatra

The Barden Party

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Shakespeare Roulette!

Britt Plummer

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Fool's Paradise

From award-winning artist Britt Plummer comes a painfully relatable and heartbreakingly hilarious autobiographical work. High-end clowning about falling in love with someone from across the globe. “Imaginative, lively and transportive” - The Scotsman. Directed by Jess Clough-MacRae and Paul Westbrook with costume design by Chelsea Farquhar. ADELAIDE FRINGE AWARD WINNER 2023.

Lachlan Bartlett

Digital Marketing Package

Project: HUSH

Gemma Caruana

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Galah Galah

Jessica Zerlina Leafe

Digital Marketing Package

Project: O.M.A.G.E.E. (The Optimal Mind Association for Getting Everything Excellent)

An original comedy about cults, based (mostly) on fictional events. With pyramid schemes and a modern revival of Egyptomania, the evergreen search for purpose collides with the allure of something-ancient-and-foreign in the familiar world of wellness and grind culture.

India Rose

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Daydreamer

Daydreamer is an intimate and raw exploration of what it is like to grow up with clinical epilepsy. A theatrical work that unashamedly dives into the fractured emotional state of a young person trying to find their place in the world and learning that for them, the world is not always tangible.

Jally Entertainment

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Little Red in the Hood

An interactive, educational, and fun fractured fairy tale for Children aged 4 – 11 years with messages of Recycling. Taking Adelaide Fringe 2024 to the regions!

Kasey Gambling

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Hotline

Accessed via a 1800 number, The Hotline allows callers to explore anecdotes on reproductive healthcare via a phone menu with each user creating their own choose-your-own-adventure style narrative. Satirising anti-choice pregnancy helplines, The Hotline explores how patriarchal medicine impacts those experiencing reproductive health issues.

Damien Warren-Smith

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Garry Starr: Classic Penguins

The polar ice caps are melting! Pretty soon penguins will have nowhere to live. Having already saved pretty much everything else, Garry Starr is now taking it upon himself to single-handedly save our flightless, feathered friends from extinction by performing every Penguin Classic novel ever written. In an hour. Mostly naked (but with flippers).

Michael Griffiths

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Michael Griffiths: It's a Sin

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths explores the catalogue of modern day queer poets Pet Shop Boys. Reimagined for a piano string trio, Griffiths remembers these songs as a soundtrack to his coming of age in the 80s and coming out in the 90s at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Andrew Crupi

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective
Digital Marketing Package

Project: A Solo Commedia dell' Arte Show

After a critically acclaimed season and sold out shows in 2023, international performing artist, Andrew Crupi is reprising his energetic and entertaining Solo Commedia dell' Arte show. A charming, funny and original theatre production for all ages. "This show should definitely be on your Fringe Wishlist!" ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

Stephen Noonan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: The Boy & The Ball

A solo non-verbal theatre performance for children four years of age and their adults. The work is being made accessible to young audiences via audio description, touch tours and social story videos being made available to young audiences prior to them seeing the performance. 

Chloe Charody

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Stories that Must Be Heard

This powerful new concert experience fully embraces circus, opera and classical music in two captivating new works by Australian composer Chloé Charody to help tell stories that must be heard. LIMBO - a ground-breaking sonata for acrobatic violinist, and TRUTH IN THE CAGE - a song cycle for acrobatic soprano will premiere alongside one another in a mesmerising spectacle which aims to seamlessly meld classical music, opera and circus into one single genre.

Kel Balnaves

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Kel & Amy's Comedy Road Trip

SA’s Kel Balnaves and NT’s Amy Hetherington have packed the VS Commodore full of relatable stories & piss funny jokes. They’re heading to regional SA and the ‘burbs. A ripper night out in your neck of the woods.

Vincy Chan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Same Words

'Same Words' is the process of constantly having to repeat yourself to explain the intricacies of your identities and experiences. In this music performance and art exhibition, Vincy explores queer love and heartbreak, migration and more with their stripped down original songs and illustrations.

Emma Rennie - Glenn Skuthorpe

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Dire Straits Tribute, Telegraph Road - presented by Glenn Skuthorpe

For 3 shows only. Renowned for his Mark Knopfler playing style, Glenn Skuthorpe presents the hit songs from Dire Straits.

Amy Hetherington

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Amy Hetherington: BYO Baby

Darwin comedian and mum Amy Hetherington returns to Adelaide Fringe with an hour of material for parents... and their babies! A matinee comedy show that you can bring your baby to without fear of judgement. A safe space to laugh with other new parents whether you BYO baby or not

Elly Squire - Clara Cupcakes

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Yee Howdy

'Yee Howdy' is a vibrant fusion of vaudeville, clowning, cabaret, and circus, weaving whimsy with themes of community and self-discovery. Join The Cowgirl on a quest to rescue the legendary last cow from Cotton Eye Joe, accompanied by a cast of colourful characters. Experience interactive tech, original music, and pop art visuals in Clara Cupcakes' Wild West adventure, offering a unique blend of vaudeville charm and surreal hilarity.

Jo Davidson - Sisters of Abundance Choir

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Sisters Island Bound - Presented by the Sisters of Abundance Choir

The Sisters of Abundance Choir are off to Kangaroo Island to present a lively show of song and movement. We are a community women's choir, based in the Southern Vales Region. We are excited to present our diverse and cheerful show and our first ever Fringe event. Local band, The Wildflowers, will also be part of the show.


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Project: Allegria - Come 'n' Flash Your Acapella!

Always wanted to be part of a ‘FLASHSING? Or sing in a PUBCHOIR? Award-winning women's acapella group ALLEGRIA is coming to Kangaroo Island to create both events - so come and join us. We're also performing at the Kingscote Town Hall along with local musos and all of the Flashsingers.

Tone & Cheek Productions PTY LTD

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Happy Endings

Happy Endings; an adults-only journey that explores the traditional themes of classic fairytales, and their opaque and carnal desires, all through the guise of a reality dating show featuring a fanciful fusion of circus, burlesque, dance and live music.

Diana Divine

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Singin in the Pain

The Fringe favourite 'disability cabaret' is back again! Join Mx Burlesque Adelaide Diana Divine for four nights of cabaret, community, and catharsis presented by and for disabled people. Featuring a packed cast of new and familiar faces, this award-winning "group hug but with nudity" cannot be missed.

Frankie van Kan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: A Body At Work

Serial nudist, Frankie van Kan (aka Frankie Valentine) achieves the improbable task of exposing more of herself than ever before, in this deeply intimate piece of confessional theatre. Directed by Maude Davey, A Body at Work is the tale of a queer woman’s fourteen years, and counting, in the sex industry.

Curtain World - Esther Dougherty 

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Slippery

'Slippery' is a queer horror-comedy about a polyamorous threesome who are haunted by the ghost of their long lost fourth lover. A farce about betrayal, magical thinking, and co-dependence, 'Slippery' invites audiences into the boarded up mansion for a night of bizarre and hilarious accusation. 

Emma Knights

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Beauty & The Bachie

A brand-new 60-minute musical parody show based on reality TV dating shows! Written by Emma Knights with Samara Gill. Join us at the bachelor pad to watch our Bachie head on multiple dates with some stereotypical beauties. One woman will be sent packing after each song, narrowing down the pack to find his one true love...

Lisa Brickell

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Shhh!

No way is Tina having children. Her mum & grandma had postnatal depression. Then she gets pregnant. One woman’s plunge into motherhood and cabbage-pads. Based on the true stories of 4 generations of women, 'Shhh!' is a mix of physical theatre, storytelling & live music with a stellar international cast.

Melanie Walters

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Cosmic Landscapes

Adelaide-based flute ensemble Coruscalia Collective will present a program of music by living composers, exploring vast landscapes and outer space, with live visual projections. The program will include music by Karen De Nardi, Nicole Chamberlain, Gareth McLearnon, Vincent Giles and Keyna Wilkins.

Geraldine Quinn

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Geraldine Quinn - BROAD

Nominee - Most Outstanding Show - Melbourne Comedy Festival 2022. Multi-award-winning rock cabaret artist Geraldine Quinn ('Spicks & Specks') grew up idolising fabulous, bold, brassy older women like Agnes Moorehead, Rhonda Burchmore, Vivienne Westwood - bold, brassy broads and DGAF dames. But what happens now that she's becoming one…

Rich Watkins

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Happily Ever Poofter

Happily Ever Poofter tells the story of the hilarious and heartwarming story of the world’s first gay Disney Prince on his quest for true love. A guaranteed crowd pleaser, Happily Ever Poofter is a righteous and rousing celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone else who didn’t see themselves in the fairytales they were told growin up.

Reuben Kaye

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective


Fast, on the edge and brutally funny, multi-award winning, Australian comedian, singer and writer Reuben Kaye is loud, politically active, queer, brash and the winner of Best In Breed at Crufts 2022. ( He thought he was entering a different type of competition). After racking up millions of views across Tiktok, Youtube & Instagram plus appearances on Spicks and Specks, The Melbourne International Comedy Fest Galas (ABC), Celebrity Letters & Numbers (SBS) and in the UK, Channel 4 & BBC’s You’re Fired, Kaye is now the danger man to watch on the scene.

Pace Live

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: TARA - Tuatha Dé Danann

‘TARA’ is a completely unique show based on the art form of Irish dance, featuring an all-female cast who bring ancient Celtic deities to life in a never-before-seen format that bridges the gap between theatre and Irish dance. It's an inspiringly modern twist on rhythm and dance.

Alice Tovey

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Alice Tovey: Not Like The Other Ghouls

Part dinner theatre, part Vincent Price late night horror special, Not Like the Other Ghouls is an immersive, one-woman musical experience. A comedy-cabaret that is a love letter to horror movies and an exploration of the parts of us we find frightening. This is one for the ghouls, gays and theys.

The Parks Theatre

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Agatha Twisty

When the most evil villain of them all, Queen Jezabella, meets her maker there is only one super sleuth who’ll solve the crime, Dame Agatha Twisty. Featuring all your favourite panto characters this show has six possible endings letting you or your audience decide whodunit. Featuring all the best of pantomime this show puts a whodunit twist on the traditional pantomime. This pantomime is a community activity and will involve people of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. The Parks
Theatre has in the past presented pantomimes with Joel and Jack where we have sought and achieved intergenerational casts that provide great opportunities for learning and community development as well as reducing isolation while providing
participants with an opportunity to be directly involved with an arts activity during the Adelaide Fringe.

Purple Tape Productions - Lily Hayman

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Party Girl

Party Girl tells the story of Fairy Sprinkles, a lower class party fairy who makes magic for the elite. Armed with a mic, guitar and huge bag of party tricks, Fairy Sprinkles tackles three back to back kids birthday parties, hungover and dealing with her mum’s bipolar episode.

Marc Ryan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Fairy Floss & Chaos Comedy Night

Fairy Floss & Chaos is aiming to be a comedy night like no other. A collective effort of different artist to provide the main aim of the arts which is to give you respite from the worlds worries. However we are taking this  show to places that have never had Fringe events before.

Jeremy Goldstein

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Truth to Power Cafe - Unplugged

Marie Kallevik Straume

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Troll

Direct from their critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe debut comes TROLL: an “irresistibly silly” (★★★★ The Guardian) two-troll, clown comedy about connection, scape(goat)ing and being misunderstood. Fed up with years of misrepresentation, villainization and exclusion, two trolls find themselves in a theatre, ready and desperate to tell their side of the story and the truth about those three goats.

Hamish Annan

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Access

An award-winning interactive experience of human connection and emotional vulnerability from Aotearoa, New Zealand. This provocative performance invites you into direct contact with on-demand emotional expression and repression. It's a living, breathing, ever-changing performance. It's electric, visceral, playful, confronting, and each interaction is unique.

Madeline Stuart - InsideOutside Dance

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Embrace

Relive your youth as you follow our artists’ journey through high school and graduation, only to fall into an understanding of loneliness and isolation. Celebrate a spark of hope that is only a small step of courage away and embrace the glistening lights of what the future has to hold.

Genderness Productions

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective


Witness all the glamour on stage, accompanied with revealing pre-recorded interviews, where the performers bare it all off stage. Outrageous drag, stunning burlesque, mesmerising visuals, and captivating choreography! WINNER: Martin Sims Award (Best Show of Fringe) FRINGE WORLD 2022. ★★★★★ “Polished to the point of perfection” Cream Magazine.

Gluttony Food & Wine Festival

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: Matador intimo

A fast paced, deliciously dangerous & tantalising fusion of dance, circus and burlesque... with so much heart! Featuring the iconic MATADOR moments, crowd favourite songs & signature storytelling, MATADOR explores the themes of love, friendship, infidelity, heartbreak, passion & sex through thematic vignettes with reimagined dance & burlesque numbers, an updated soundtrack and some heart stopping new circus acts. This high intensity, 60-minute fiery affair will leave you breathless and wanting more!

Dizzy O'Dare

Digital Marketing Package

Project: The Giant Balloon Show

Fresh from sell-out shows across the UK, Dizzy O’Dare’s The Giant Balloon Show makes its BIG debut in Australia. This high energy and raucous show is non-stop fun for the whole family. Expect plenty of balloons, a banging 80s soundtrack, and of course the all-important GIANT BALLOON! Do not miss it!

Callum Robertson

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Peed in the Pool

4 Children. 1 Pool. 1 Pee. Who did it? Fully Charged will try and find out. How? Fast-paced, spine-tingling, toe-curling sketch comedy, of course. Between moments of a surreal and silly narrative is a mix of sketches ranging from shorts, clowning, character comedy, audience interaction and absurd nonsense.

Joana Joy

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Joana Joy: Standing Still

Kate Hanley Corley

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Tight Mums Loose Units

A smorgasbord of stand-up and songs about motherhood, marriage and divorce. Four women from diverse backgrounds make hysterical fun of the pressures to be perfect wives, mothers, friends, employees and everything else! As mothers, we keep ourselves 'tight' - but when we hit the stage, we're loose units!

The Hairy Godmothers

Digital Marketing Package

Project: VILLAINS: A Dizney in Drag Parody

DunnART Productions

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Bettongs & Buddies

Join young bettong and wannabe violinist, Rufous, on his hilarious journey through the bush where he bumps into other native animals who teach him, and our audience, about wondrous species like dunnarts, numbats, quolls, and more!

William Wang

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Favourite Only Child

Ginge & Minge

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Jez & Jace

Aditya Gautam

Digital Marketing Package

Project: 5 Rules of Arranged Marriages

The show is an evening of interactive arranged marriage comedy show where you find out from the veterans of arranged marriages what the real s**t is.

Marea Colombo

Digital Marketing Package

Project: Gaslight Me

From songs, jokes, interactive quizzes, and competitions, the show has everything you will every need to know about arrangement marriages.

Producer Grant Recipients

Olly Lawrence

Participate: Level-Up - Producer

Project: Anna Piper Scott: None of That Queer Stuff, An Evening With JK, Le Freak!

Olly Lawrence is an emerging producer from Melbourne presenting three live shows across the genres of stand up comedy (Anna Piper Scott: None Of That Queer Stuff), satirical theatre (An Evening With JK), and circus sideshow (Le Freak!). Their work is focused on exploring queer and transgender narratives and subverting hegemonic beliefs with a tone of edge and empathy.

Talita Fontainha

Participate: Up+Running - Artists/Collective

Project: 40 Hours to Australia, Rio 40°, MPB Music Passion Bossa

TQ Productions presents a vibrant cultural season at Adelaide Fringe 2024. 'Rio 40' offers a fresh take on Rio de Janeiro, while 'MPB Music Passion Bossa' brings soulful Brazilian music to life. '40 Hours to Australia' follows a young woman's transformative journey. These productions promise an immersive dive into Brazilian culture.

Amie Kendall - Virtually Creative

Participate: Up+Running - Producer

Project: Silly Little Things, I Wish I Was Mick Jagger, The New Abnormal

We’re back in 2024 bringing Internationally acclaimed artists and their work to Adelaide. Collaborating across continents to bring the best quality theatre to the Adelaide Fringe, Virtually Creative is proud to forge partnerships within the Arts to showcase our unique festival to the world.

Belinda Redman

Participate: Up+Running - Producer

Project: Coonawarra Fringe

Coonawarra Fringe is uncorked.  We’ve blended SA’s oldest wine region with Adelaide Fringe to bring a festival to the vineyards for three days only. Presenting international shows, five star comedy, theatre, art, children’s activities, walking trails, food and wine. Explore and unleash yourself amongst the vines. 

Emma Wiltshire

Participate: Up+Running - Producer

Project: Daddy Algorithm | Massage Therapy | Berliners

These new Australian works promise funny, human, and redemptive experiences in theatre and comedy. "Daddy Algorithm" navigates two troubled singles' search for love, within the algorithm-based marketplace of online dating. "Massage Therapy'' blends radio play with live performance, with active audience participation through massage. "Berliners" is an alternate-history comedy set against the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Push Mobility

Participate: Up+Running - Producer

Project: Confession 2024 Adelaide Fringe Program

The around the clock work to make CONFESSION possible has been realised thanks to this funding. This has been allocated locally, including printing flyers and encouraging local performers to showcase their work on the stage. Our aim is to rejuvenate the Port and this funding for CONFESSION is greatly appreciated.

Chrissie Brown (Lyra la Belle)

Participate: Up+Running - Producer

Project: The Diabetic Diva, Barbie Burlesque, The Burlesque Blues

Venue Grant Recipients

Nexus Arts - Nexus Arts Gallery

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

Our performance home, Nexus Arts Venue, regularly hosts music, cabaret, theatre, dance, and other arts events. We are lucky to be the custodians of this beautiful 200-seat venue and to facilitate its use by other performing arts companies and independent artists and producers. We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Fringe season as we welcome several new artists and welcome back some of our previous beloved performers.

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The Howling Owl - The Monacle

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

The Howling Owl has participated in the Adelaide Fringe since 2012 and offers two unique performance spaces. The Gallery is located upstairs and The Monocle is at street level, adjacent to the public ground floor bar. The Howling Owl hosts 4 comedy shows per night (Tues-Sat) in each performance space during Adelaide Fringe.

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Rhino Room

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

Rhino Room has been a participating venue in every Adelaide Fringe since 2000. In 2024 Rhino Room will host over 700 performances across 5 stages, with over 80 different performers, ranging from emerging comics to established performers. We love Fringe time and pride ourselves on being a welcoming venue to all.

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Maple & Pine

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

Maple & Pine’s versatility as a performing arts venue will be showcased during Adelaide Fringe 2024. The first event of the season will be the soothing and meditative Bundaleer Forest Sound Bath on February 24. On March 1, the pace will change with a dinner and cabaret show inside the stylish function room, an event titled Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad. And for the third event on March 2, the expansive deck will become a concert stage and the lawns the place to sing and dance the night away with Diva! featuring Along Comes Mary, supported by Scott Rathman and Courtney Hooper.

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Tumby Bay District Soldiers' Memorial Hall

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

The Tumby Bay District Soldiers’ Memorial Hall is the largest on the Eyre Peninsula with amazing acoustics. It’s the ideal location for large or intimate events and can be staged accordingly. In 2024 we welcome the uproarious Fairy Floss and Chaos comedy foursome; and the wonderment and excitement of a Cool 4 Kids children’s music show, Let’s Party!

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The Courtyard of Curiosities at the Migration Museum

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

The Courtyard of Curiosities at the Migration Museum is a venue on Kintore Avenue with 3 spaces for shows in Fringe. There is a courtyard which includes a food and beverage offering and nice seating outside for before and after shows.

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Prompt Creative Centre

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

Prompt Creative Centre is an arts space run by artists for artists. Featuring a bumper Adelaide Fringe Festival line-up of cabaret, theatre, drag, comedy, magic, music, experimental, interactive and intriguing, Prompt makes room for - and pushes to the fore - art that is different, divergent, diverse, and dynamic.

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Holden Street Theatres

Participate: Up+Running - Venue & Venue Branding Grant

Holden Street Theatres is distinguished by its commitment to supporting South Australian artists, creating employment opportunities, and fostering a cultural future. Our venue hosts a vibrant array of theatrical productions, from local talents to international collaborations. Expect exceptional performances, new works, and a vibrant cultural exchange.

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Multicultural Comedy Hub - Ibis Bar/Restaurant

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

A multicultural comedy hub at the Adelaide Fringe Festival which will provide: A platform/venue for underrepresented POC comedians specifically the newer immigrants; and a means to attract more diverse crowd to fringe festivals like Adelaide Fringe.

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The GC Grand Central at The Arts Theatre

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

The GC Grand Central at The Arts Theatre will again be enlivening the Angas Street precinct of the CBD. The GC becomes a musical hub for the 3rd week of Fringe with up to 14 performances of a curated program of quality concert performances, particularly suited to a more mature, discerning Fringe audience - presented in the comfort and performance-enhancing environment of the wonderful Arts Theatre. The shows will be mostly single performances of nostalgia and tribute rock acts and cabaret, local and interest, representing a collective of some of the best and most entertaining musical talent on the Fringe - all in the one location!

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AC Arts Main Theatre

Participate: Up+Running - Venue

We're thrilled to announce its exhilarating season at the 2024 festival, curated and produced in-house by Lewis Major. This groundbreaking season will feature 181 performances across 10 shows, including 4 world premieres and 4 Australian premieres. Embracing a global outlook while maintaining a strong local focus, the season brings together a diverse array of local, national, and international artists, including five international companies, alongside Lewis Major's award-winning ensemble of dancers.

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Goodwood Theatre & Studios

Participate: Up+Running - Venue & Venue Branding Grant

Goodwood Theatre & Studios (GTS) provides professional, emerging and community artists a platform to take risks, be brave and create high-quality work in a safe and supportive environment. We value our artists and pride ourselves on creating memorable arts experiences for our audiences and community with over 130 diverse performances throughout the Adelaide Fringe.

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Fringe It LIVE Grant Recipients

Grace Emily Hotel

Venue with a 120 cap band room. Have been offering audiences live original music 5 to 6 nights a week for the last 25 years.

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The Three Brothers Arms

Live music venue with three stages, an intimate front bar with a capacity of 60, and two outdoor areas with a capacity of 200-500 people. The Three Brothers Arms is the only venue in regional South Australia/the Adelaide Hills that presents high quality music two to three days per week.

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Lion Arts Factory @ West Village

Lion Arts Factory is an award winning 500 capacity live music venue located in the Adelaide CBD. We host around 100-130 concerts per year with over 300 artists playing in the venue in 2023

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HATs Courthouse Cultural Centre

HATs established a regional arts and music venue in 2010 using a heritage listed Courthouse in Auburn, Clare Valley, winning a Ruby Award for this innovation. HATs Courthouse currently delivers around 30 individual high quality shows & special events  each year presenting music as well as cabaret/theatre featuring local/state/interstate and overseas acts in an intimate setting.

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Plant 3 Bowden

We are a small family owned business featuring a collective of SA small businesses within our venue. We would love to put on a live music program through Fringe to support our local artists as well as supporting all of the SA owned food and retail businesses within our venue.

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The British Workingmens Club (The BRIT)

Multiple spaces from large to small, all with sound and lighting, 2 rooms with large screens and projectors. Each space offers tabled seating, access to food and beverages and off street parking.

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The Rising Sun Hotel

Large Function Centre in which we put a stage up for the performers (Approx 6 Mts x 4mts) and the hall has a capacity of around 120 people. We have a dance floor area, a bar and indoor toilets (incl Disable toilet). It provides a great atmosphere that the public and bands love.

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The Jade

The Jade is set in a beautiful heritage building built in 1865. We have a welcoming & cosy front bar, chandelier lit performance space and flower filled garden. We entertain parties and all types of artistic endeavours including live music, theatre & comedy.

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Knappstein Wines Enterprise Cellar

The Knappstein Wines cellar door and winery operates in Clare from the original Enterprise Brewery building circa 1878, itself a listed heritage building and a major landmark of the Clare township. Quickly becoming recongised as a live music venue in the Clare Valley. Walking distance to motels and BnBs, it's the perfect regional getaway.

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Broadcast Bar

A vital contributor to South Australia's music ecosystem, primarily a live music venue with a core focus on providing opportunities for new and young musicians, bands, promoters and sound and light technicians. A safe and inclusive space, not genre specific, many of Adelaide's emerging bands and successful artists made their debut at Broadcast Bar.

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The Loxton Club

Our venue has a very large dining area which is very suitable for Cabaret shows. Being in the country, we want to be able to host shows that our residents would not normally be able to see in the Riverland.

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Transcontinental Hotel

Historic Country Pub, welcoming and inclusive of everyone, family owned and operated, vibrant hub of our community, large beer garden performance area, shade, lawned area, great atmosphere!

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The Warehouse Theatre

Through the urban back-alley of The Warehouse Theatre, you find yourself in a world of creativity and all things quintessentially Adelaide Fringe. The space is cozy, diverse, inclusive, artistic & electric. Here people gather; sip cocktails and enjoy amazing nights of entertainment locally and from around the world. It sparks creativity and possibilities for all artists. Run by Artists for Artists.

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For over two decades, Sugar has served as a versatile venue accommodating the needs of both local and international producers at various career stages. From hosting world tours for renowned artists to providing a platform for local talent, Sugar remains a dynamic space that caters to a broad spectrum of artistic experiences.

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Diverse-City @ West Village

Diverse-City combines an inclusive LGBTIQA+ hub and mainstream events venue. We promote & support personal and cultural diversity and acceptance through music, cabaret, eduction, art exhibitions, workshops & community events. Diverse-City is wheelchair accessible. Our recent relocation from Grote St to Gouger St, whilst expensive to re-establish lets us offer, in-house sound & lighting, stage, dining & bar with events.

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Sinclair's Gully Winery

We are presenting 4 diverse music events, supporting emerging, local, original, female and first nations musicians, including harpists, opera, folk, rock and blues. Our intimate venue/outdoor stage is in a 20 acre forest, providing immersive connections with artists and nature. Our audiences range between 30-80 years who are looking for out of the ordinary compelling music, wine and nature experiences.

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Lex Jones - LJ And The Reckless Horns

An original eclectic collection of cool grooves where chilled out jazz meets funky rhythms punctuated with sublime horn arrangements and slick improvisation. If it's Fringe you want, fringe you will get. Having released their inaugural album in 2023 these masters of the musical arts will captivate you with their energy and passion.

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Isaac Mensah - ADANE BEST BAND

Adane Best is one of the most original and unique musicians in contemporary Ghana. His talent is so rich and obvious that his siblings Daniel Frimpong, Ken Amoah, and Victoria Amoah vowed never to allow it to go to waste; something that rarely happens in Ghana. His first album 'Ayitey' became an instant hit, and seven albums later he's still at it. His fans often wonder why his songs are mostly in Ga, though he is Akan. The answer is simple: Adane Best was born at Adedenkpo near Palladium in Accra where his parents, Christiana Ama Sarfowaa from Kwahu, and Macauley Amoah from Agona Kwameng, lived.

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Songwriters Composers and Lyricists Association (SCALA)

A unique 'Songwriters in the Round' style event will showcase some of South Australia's emerging, established and outright skilled songwriters. Their ALL ORIGNAL songs will be presented in a relaxed & intimate atmosphere at The Suburban Brew's Glynde brewhouse.

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Fayrouz Ajaka for the Arabic Language and Culture Association of SA

'Aghaani Zamaan' is designed to be a captivating experience for individuals of all ages, offering a nostalgic journey for some and a delightful new encounter for lovers of world music. 'Aghaani Zamaan' aims to introduce a fresh audience to the timeless legacy left by the legends of Arabic music, showcasing popular songs that are still cherished and listened to today.

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