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Paint the town FRINGE
With over 450 shows for 2021, FRINGE WORLD Festival is the most popular annual Festival in Perth. Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer, with something for everyone. The Festival will be held from Friday 15 January to 14 February 2021 at various venues. Visit Fringefeed or follow the Facebook page to stay in the know, or subscribe to the e-news for updates on the Festival program.
There are so many amazing places to Fringe this summer from Freo to the Perth Hills; get to know your FRINGE venues. Browse the full program here, and get the FAQs here. Download the FRINGE WORLD App as its where you buy tickets, leave reviews, find venues near you and so much more. Please note, all online transactions incur a $2.20 online transaction fee.
You could also SIGN UP for RushTix to receive a daily email with RushTix offers /discounted tickets available that day. Discounts range from 30% and 50% off a standard Full Price ticket! Become a FRINGE WORLD Friend, and reap the benefits! To see all offers available to FRINGE WORLD ticket holders and FRINGE WORLD Friends, se here. For all ticketing info and box office locations and opening times, see here.
Choose from Cabaret and Variety, Children's Events, Circus, Comedy, Community and Special Events, Dance and Physical Theatre, Music and Musicals, Street Performances, Theatre and Performance and Visual Arts and Film. If you'd like to get someone special in your life one or a few nights of entertainment, see here for Gift Vouchers. If you'd like to introduce Fringe to someone who's never been before, get them tickets to one of these shows. PLAN your Fringe visit for a COVID Safe Fringe, so a good and safe time can be had by all. If you have Access Requirements, see here.
FRINGE WORLD Festival and Lifeline WA have joined forces in 2021 to help bring awareness and raise funds during the Mental Health Weekend from 22-24 January 2021 during the Festival. Every time you purchase a Festival ticket from the app, website or box office during this weekend, you get the opportunity to donate to Lifeline WA, so that no person in WA has to face their darkest moments alone.
There's a host of events for the children to immerse them into FRINGE WORLD through Fairies, Mermaids, Best of Edinburgh Kids Comedy and more. Especially during the last two weeks of the summer holidays.The Woodside Pleasure Garden venue will have lots of fun and family-friendly entertainment with an awesome program of free and ticketed children's events starting on 15 Jan till the end of the school holidays.
There's tons of music, comedy, circus and theatre shows suitable for all ages throughout the entire Festival. It's a great way to end the holidays for both parents and children. For the Fringe Kids Program at the Woodside Pleasure Garden, SEE HERE. Do note, dogs are not allowed (service animals and guide dogs excepted) at the Pleasure Garden, and as it's a licensed area, security may ask to see valid Photo ID to gain entry.
After the tough year we've had, be sure to stop by and support our very own local talent and homegrown heroes. These are the talented local artists and performers that make our state and city shine. A huge 83% of shows in fact will be presented by Western Australian artists. For the best in the West, see all your HOMEGROWN HEROES HERE. You'll find them in
Community and Special Events includes the Western Australian Dragon Boat Festival, which is a FREE event to attend for the whole family. It's not just about the boats, exciting though they may be; there are also performances, Dragon and Lion Dancers and more at the iconic Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
For the chess aficionado, there are Courtyard Chess Tournaments to enjoy. If you'd like something more conversational, you could try your hand at becoming a podcaster! Do you have a broken instrument you cannot bear to throw away even though it is beyond salvageable? Bring it along to the Recycle Instrument Project and infuse a new soul into your tired and battered instrument
From indulging with a Margaret River Chocolate and Wine Masterclass to Celebrating Perth Chinese New Year Fair which is a FREE event, Fringe has it all. Share the joy of Chinese culture and customs as it opens by the lighting of firecrackers and blessings by lions. Look out for Street Performances throughout the Festival. There's a high energy drumming circle presented by the West Coast Music School, with more drumming presented by WASAMBA. Wasamba is when you combine LOUD Rio-Style percussion, rainbow-hued circus samba costumes and the collective joy of the community. Vamos Festejar also brings some drums to the classic Rio style party night.
Make more noise for Jammin on the Boardwalk which has been inspired by the No Surrender Festival. The goal is to replicate another tribute event; presenting at least 200 musicians and vocalists to deliver a Grand Jam, while chasing the world record. Perhaps you'd rather contemplate the meaning of life with Djinda Boodja (Noongar for Land of the Stars). Curate and the Dalkeith Road Church Gospel Choir are joining forces with Australia's only remaining Aboriginal Music Corporation, Djinda Boodja, to create a unique spiritual experience where local Indigenous music is fused with soulful Gospel and Pentatonix remixes. For 2021's exciting program, be sure to check out all details, Hubs & Programs and Venues.