Frequently Asked Questions



The 2019 Festival ran from 18 January to 17 February in Perth, Western Australia during the city's buzzing summer festival period.

Friday 17 January - 16 February 2020

Friday 15 January - 14 February 2021



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 2019 FRINGE WORLD Festival ran for 31 days from 18 January to 17 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 2019!​

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.

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 2018 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 2018 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report. 

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

FRINGE WORLD Festival 2019 has now ended.

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. 

Click here for more information about participating in FRINGE WORLD and how to find out when 2020 registrations will open.

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 for more information about venu registration and to sign up for notifications when 2020 registrations open.

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 2018 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.

If you would like to give feedback on the 2019 Festival, please click here to complete the survey.


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.

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.

We recommend becoming a Friend as soon as possible to take advantage of the Friends benefits and offers that commence in October, including TeaserTix and Friends Frenzy tickets.

When are Friends Frenzy tickets available?

Friends Frenzy 30% off select tickets are available from 18 October to 5pm on Thursday 24 January.

How do I know which shows have Friends Frenzy tickets available?

When you are on the What's On page, select More Filters and in the Price Types select the Friends Frenzy ticket type.


When you're on the event page keep an eye out for sessions with a pink marker, which indicates when a session has Friends Frenzy tickets available.



Make sure to get in fast as there are only a limited number of Friends Frenzy tickets available per session!