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21 Feb - 23 Mar 2025

Adelaide Fringe

For six magical weeks in summer, Fringe transforms Adelaide and greater South Australia. The festival stretches from up in Whyalla all the way down to Mount Gambier, with eclectic and vibrant events that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops and so much more.



21 Feb - 23 Mar 2025

Event type

Cabaret, Circus, Comedy, Dance, Digital, Film, Industry Events, Magic, Music, Physical Theatre, Street Performance, Talks, Theatre, Workshops


Adelaide CBD
Metro Adelaide
Regional SA




136 Frome St,
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8100 2000

Boasting an enormous program and reaching a broad demographic, the impact of the Adelaide Fringe on the social and economic fabric of South Australia is absolutely and undeniably immense, and it continues to grow, year after year. Adelaide Fringe is an open access, non-curated festival, which means it doesn’t choose the shows and venues, they choose the Fringe! It operates on a pay to play model, so if you have an event, and can find a venue, you’re in Fringe!

Ask anyone who’s attended Fringe and they’ll tell you: it’s a pretty magical phenomenon to experience. Every year, the festival transforms the city. It takes over the theatres, cafes, hostels, galleries, food courts, laneways, shipping containers, street corners, bathrooms and gardens of this city and turns them Fringe. Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

The festival is also growing beyond the confines of the CBD, too. Every year, there are more and more venues popping up in greater metropolitan Adelaide and well beyond. Fringe brings together 6000+ independent artists in 300+ venues across SA, collectively putting on over 1200 shows.

Every show at the Adelaide Fringe accepts a Companion Card and the online Fringe guide includes a filter to help audiences find shows that satisfy their accessibility needs. The festival also produces a large print access guide and runs an accessibility hotline providing information on performances over the phone.

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The local guide

Found some downtime between all the events and excitement? Here are some tips on what to see and do in Adelaide and South Australia.

In the Morning

Sitting at the intersection of art, science and design, forward-leaning MOD. is full of interactive exhibits that present startling and sometimes uncomfortable visions of the future. Seven purpose built galleries house rotating exhibitions and make use of unique displays including a two metre sphere capable of modelling weather patterns and other events in real time across the globe.

In the Afternoon

Experience the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through Tandanya’s exciting program of visual and performing arts, workshops, artist/curator talks, forums, cultural presentations and film screenings.

In the Evening

Aptly described as an “oasis of awesome”, the East End has something for everyone. From the small bar offerings of East End Wine Cellars, Nola, and Mothervine to the fine dining experience of Africola, Soi 38, or Golden Boy. The neighbourhood is also full of vintage and designer boutiques, or if preferred, local labels and street markets also abound.