The Woodside Pleasure Garden

About The Woodside Pleasure Garden

Perth's favourite Fringe playground is The Woodside Pleasure Garden in Northbridge, home to the biggest range of entertainment in the Fringe.

Free entry every day of the Festival, it’s the perfect place to enjoy Perth’s balmy summer evenings with friends or family. There’s buskers entertainment every night, free performances from everyone’s favourite the FRINGE WORLD Mermaids and more food and refreshment choices than ever before.

Located a short stroll from the other FRINGE WORLD hubs including The Ice Cream Factory, FRINGE Central and Yagan Square and with bus, train and car-parking options all close-by.

This pop-up hub takes over the entire park of Russell Square and is licensed throughout. Dogs are not allowed at The Woodside Pleasure Garden (service animals and guide dogs excepted).

The Woodside Pleasure Garden grows on the traditional lands of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation.


Fringe Kids!

School holidays are a breeze with Fringe Kids! at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s dial.

At The Woodside Pleasure Garden there’s stuff to keep the whole family amused and mesmerised with loads of free and great value shows spanning circus, magic, music, comedy, workshops and more.

The Woodside Pleasure Garden is free entry and Fringe Kids! runs from 18 January to 2 February.

You can check out the Fringe Kids! program here.


Important Information

The Woodside Pleasure Garden is a licensed area and security may ask to see valid Photo ID to gain entry. If you cannot produce valid photo ID then you may be refused entry, without refund for any tickets purchased. Under 18's are welcome to licensed areas but must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or a responsible adult and the decision to allow entry is entirely at the discretion of the licensee. Visit the FAQ page for the valid forms of Photo ID accepted in Western Australia. Note that some events are restricted to over 18s only.

Photo credits: Johannes Reinhart, Daniel James Grant, Johannes Reinhart, Hannah Sorrell, John Leonard


Located at Russell Square Northbridge, enter from intersection of James and Melbourne St

Opening Hours

School Holiday Opening Hours:

January 18 - February 2

Opens daily from 1pm

General Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 12am
Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday: 1pm – 1am
Sunday: 1pm – 12am

Public Transport

Closest Bus Stop: Perth Bus Station. Exit onto Roe Street and turn left. Turn right onto Melbourne street and then you'll arrive at The Woodside Pleasure Garden. Approx a 10-minute walk.

Closest Train Station: Perth Station. Exit onto Roe Street and turn left. Turn right onto Melbourne street and then you'll arrive at The Woodside Pleasure Garden. Approx a 10-minute walk.


  • FRINGE WORLD Box Office
  • Cashless Bar
  • Cashless Food Vendors
  • Toilets


The Woodside Pleasure Garden is an accessible hub.

Wheelchair access to the Hub is via the main entrance on James St

Wheelchair parking bays are located nearby, on Aberdeen St. 

Unisex accessible toilets on site.

View the Access Map for The Woodside Pleasure Garden.

See the Accessibility page for further information about accessibility at FRINGE WORLD Festival.