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, which contains 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
The 2024 Schools Booking Guide is now out and ready for you to start planning your season! 

For a plain text copy of this document, click here.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Schools Program Coordinator by emailing or by calling 08 8100 2056

The Schools Program Coordinator can assist you by:

  • Selecting 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
Banner Image: Schools Day at Gluttony. Photo: Chloe Elizabeth, Adelaide Fringe 2023