Frequently Asked Questions



FRINGE WORLD is a summer celebration held in Perth and Western Australia each year. 

It’s the largest annual event in WA and the third largest Fringe in the world. The 2020 FRINGE WORLD Festival will run for 31 days from 17 January to 16 February.

The program of events is all about variety and offering something for absolutely everyone. The line-up includes comedy, circus, free and family entertainment, theatre, visual arts, musicals, dance and cabaret presented by Western Australian artists along with performers from all over the world.

We’ve been entertaining the people of Perth with Fringe entertainment since 2011 and we can’t wait to see the city come alive again in 2020!​

Results from the 2019 Festival can be found here.

The Festival's positive cultural, social and economic benefits for the state is documented in the 2018 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report.


The 2020 Festival will run from 17 January to 16 February in Perth, Western Australia during the city's buzzing summer festival period.

Friday 15 January - 14 February 2021

Who produces FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is produced by Artrage INC, a not-for-profit charitable organisation whose purpose is to enrich and evolve the culture of Western Australia. Artrage is Western Australia's longest running not-for-profit arts organisation established in 1983. For more information about Artrage INC and FRINGE WORLD, please read the 2019 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report.

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival, which means that participation is open to artists and venues and it is the presenter and the venue that decide to be part of the Festival.

The venues in the Festival are a mix of independent venues and venues that FRINGE WORLD Festival directly manages.

Where can I find more information about FRINGE WORLD?

The Festival's cultural, social and economic benefits for Western Australia are documented in the 2019 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report. 

Where can I get a copy of the Festival printed Guide?

The FRINGE WORLD Festival 2020 guide will be availbale from 5 December 2019.

You can read the 2019 Festival guide online here.


I'm an artist. Can I perform in the Festival?

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival, which means that artists from anywhere in the world can register to be part of the event. 

Event Registration is now open for the FRINGE WORLD Festival 2020. Click here to find out more and register!

I'm a venue manager. Can my venue be part of FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is an open-access Festival and there are a number of ways that Perth venues can be part of the event. Venues, like artists, need to register their interest with the Festival. 

2020 venue registration is now open, click here for more information and register your venue! 

Can I work/volunteer with the Festival?

Click here to read about the latest jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Sign up to our e-news and keep an eye on our Facebook page for future notifications about jobs and volunteer opportunities with FRINGE WORLD. 

How can I give feedback to FRINGE WORLD?

We welcome customer feedback, comments and questions at any time! Just fill out our Contact Us form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

At the conclusion of the 2019 Festival, we invited all audiences to complete our survey, which was an opportunity to provide comprehensive feedback. Key results and findings of this survey are then referred to by our team in the planning and development of future festivals. We also publish highlights from all Festival surveys in our annual Impact Report.


What are the benefits of joining the FRINGE WORLD Friends club?

Fringe is easy when you're a Friend and the year-round offers mean the good times keep going even after the Festival ends. 

Click here for more information about the FRINGE WORLD Friends benefits. 

The 2020 Friends will get early access to a selection of shows which are released in two rounds; on 7 October and 24 October 2019.

What is the cut-off date for becoming a Friend?

FRINGE WORLD Friends is an annual subscription program and the benefits for 2019 Friends run until 30 September 2019.

The FRINGE WORLD 2020 Friends subscriptions go on sale 3 October 2019.