Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth and annually hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer.

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The 2020 FRINGE WORLD Festival featured more than 700 shows at 156 venues spread across Perth and regional WA. $9.4 million was paid to participating artists and arts companies from the 2020 Festival and there were 414,081 ticketed attendance with attendance at ticketed and non-ticketed events reaching 829,570.

In a global landscape of more than 400 Fringe festivals, FRINGE WORLD is the third largest Fringe on the planet, and in terms of total box office Western Australia’s largest annual arts event.

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 Jan 2021!​

More information About Us is here.

When is FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD 2021: Friday 15 January - 14 February

Who produces FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD Festival is presented by ARTRAGE Inc, a non-for-profit registered charity that is one of the oldest arts organisations in WA.

Alongside FRINGE WORLD Festival, ARTRAGE also currently produces two cinemas Rooftop Movies (est. 2012) and Girls School Cinema (est. 2018).

The ARTRAGE Strategic Plan and its organisational Purpose, Vision, Mission and The Way We Work statement informs how the Festival is delivered.

ARTRAGE Purpose: To enrich and evolve the culture of Western Australia by creating open artistic opportunities for audiences and artists.

ARTRAGE Vision: To embed arts in the hearts and minds of all Western Australians.

ARTRAGE Mission: To provide enduring benefits for artists, audiences and a diverse family of stakeholders through presenting cultural events with global appeal.

The Way We Work:

  • We mainstream Fringe culture.
  • We surprise and delight.
  • Our success is defined by the success of our artists.
  • We make Perth better.

FRINGE WORLD is based on the traditional open access Fringe model, but with a twist. Whilst overseeing the marketing, ticketing and overall management of the Fringe, ARTRAGE also produces a large proportion of the Festival directly through a range of managed hubs. The 2021 managed hubs will be The Woodside Pleasure Garden and Girls School.

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. 

Click here to find out how to register for the 2021 Festival.

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 each Festival we invite audiences to complete our survey, which is 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 our surveying in this annual Impact Report.

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. 

Click here to find out how to register for the 2021 Festival.

FRINGE WORLD Friends

What are the benefits becoming a Friend?

FRINGE WORLD Friends will receive some magical treats in 2021!

These include access to early release tickets, Friends Frenzy 30% off discounted tickets, Unlimited Skipt the Line Passes and more! See the Friends page to see the full list of benefits.

The annual subscription fee is $40

The 2021 FRINGE WORLD Friends subscription expires 30 September 2021.

Read our Terms and Conditions for more detail about this club. 

Simply click the button below to add a Friends subscription to your cart. You will need to login to complete your transaction.

Become a Friend

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

FRINGE WORLD Friends is an annual subscription program and the benefits for 2021 Friends run until 30 September 2021.

When are Friends Frenzy tickets available?

Friends Frenzy 30% off select tickets are available 12 November to the end of the Festival on 14 February 2021 or until they are sold out.

Gift Vouchers

How do I redeem my Gift Voucher?

If someone loves you enough to give you the adventure of Fringe this year, you'll need to redeem your voucher as soon as you can to make sure you get the pick of the shows before they sell out! Here's how to redeem your voucher:

  • See what's on - what do you want to see? When you've chosen, add the ticket to your cart as normal.
  • During checkout, you will be asked to enter in your voucher number. This is a 16-character voucher code beginning with 0623.
  • Don't forget to accept the terms and conditions before moving to the next page.
  • If the gift voucher isn't equal to the cost of your tickets, you can pay the remainder by credit card.

FRINGE WORLD Gift Vouchers are valid for ticket purchases and Friends subscriptions from the date of issue to 23:59 on Sunday 14 February 2021. Balances remaining on gift vouchers after this expiry date will be forfeited and are not further redeemable.

When does my Gift Voucher expire

Gift Vouchers can be used for ticket purchases and Friends subscriptions during the 2021 Festival only. Balances remaining on gift vouchers after 14 February 2021 will be forfeited and are not further redeemable.

What happens if I forget to send my Digital Gift Voucher?

If you forget to enter the recipient’s email address on the ‘Order Success’ page, you can go back to your account page and send it from there.  

Christmas delivery of Gift Vouchers

To receive your tickets in the mail by Christmas, we recommend placing your order by 5pm Friday 4 December. Alternatively, you can select to send a digital gift voucher and schedule it to send to the lucky recipient on Christmas Day. You can also purchase Gift Vouchers from Yagan Square Box Office open from 16 December 2020.

COVID-19

What will Fringe be like given COVID-19?

Western Australia is in good shape and all signs are pointing to a great FRINGE WORLD Festival 2021. 

Things will be a bit different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there’s still going to be plenty of shows to see and the Festival will be a safe and welcoming environment for Westralians to enjoy. 

More information about the Festival program and COVID-19 policies and procedures can be found on Fringefeed.