Schools Program

Treat your students to the most enjoyable day out they’ll have all year! The Adelaide Fringe Schools Program provides assistance, benefits and resources to teachers booking memorable Fringe experiences for their students.

Fringe gives all artists the opportunity to opt-in to the Schools Program if they have an event that is appropriate for young people aged between 2-18 years. Artists are asked to nominate a discounted ticket price for schools and to provide free tickets for teachers as per the Department for Education teacher/student ratio guidelines (usually one or two per school group). The Schools Booking Guide containing this information is distributed to every South Australian school in January.

2020 saw the introduction of a Schools Equity discount. Category 1 to 4 schools are eligible for a discount of $5 per ticket on the Schools ticket price (or other relevant price) for any show in the Fringe.

“We have long understood the benefits that engaging with the arts can have on our students. However, the vast majority of our students lack significant exposure to different art forms. The opportunity to attend a Fringe event has been the highlight of the year for our class over the past two years. This wouldn’t be possible without the equity discount given to schools of a lower category. It allows our school to limit the amount of money we ask of parents, which leads to our students experiencing the richness of the arts at the Adelaide Fringe.” - Andrew Thomas, Northfield Primary School

Teachers can join the Schools Facebook Group and sign up to the Schools Program email list below to keep up to date and be informed of additional sessions and offers.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Schools Program Coordinator by emailing or by calling 08 8100 2004.

The Schools Program Coordinator can assist you by:

  • Assisting you to select a show for your students*
  • Accessing discounted Schools price tickets (where available) for your group
  • Accessing free tickets for teachers (based on the Department for Education teacher/student ratio)
  • Putting you in contact with artists for in-school performances
  • Organising and invoicing a school booking for any Fringe event (not just sessions with a Schools price tickets)
  • Issuing your tickets

Sign up to the Schools eNewsletter here

Fill in the Schools Booking Request Form here for more info

Man stands in front of illustration on whiteboard while kids draw in their books

The Lost Sheep Show. Photographed by Fumika Takagi

2022 School’s Booking Guide

Our Schools Booking Guide is here to help you decide which Fringe show to take your class to in 2022! This guide also provides a personalised booking service for teachers organising Fringe experiences for their students. View or download your very own digital copy above. 

You can also read all about the winner of the 2022 School’s Poster Competition and their design thats feature on our Schools Booking Guide here.

Banner image: Schools Day Out 2021. Photographed by Chloe Elizabeth

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