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Start your journey at FRINGE Central

FRINGE WORLD Orchard. Photo by Cam Campbell

Whether you're new to Fringe or a Fringe Binge regular, the best place to start your Fringe adventure is at FRINGE Central in The Perth Cultural Centre.

It's the centre of the FRINGE WORLD universe and there's loads of venues in close walking distance.

Here's the top 5 things you need to know about FRINGE Central.

1. It's home to heaps of venues

The Gold Digger. Photo by John Leonard

FRINGE Central is located in the heart of Northbridge and encompasses all of the venues in The Perth Cultural Centre.

These cultural venues are all hosting Fringe shows in 2017: the Art Gallery of WA, The State Theatre Centre, PICA, State Library of WA and The Blue Room Theatre.

FRINGE Central is only a short walk from the Fringe hubs at Cathedral Square and The Pleasure Garden plus there's loads of other venues scattered throughout Northbridge that are only a hop, skip and a jump away!

2. There are loads of pop-up treats

Noodle Palace. Photo by OK Media Group

During Fringe the Perth Cultural Centre comes alive with a range of pop-up venues and experiences for all ages to get amongst.

The FRINGE WORLD Orchard is a relaxing space that pops up opposite the Art Gallery of WA, featuring a magical fountain bar, shady trees to sit under and delicious food to enjoy with your mates. At night times you can get your groove on at the FREE Silent Disco.

There are loads of pop-up venues in the Centre including FRINGE WORLD's very own De Parel Spiegeltent, Circus Theatre, The Shambles and The Gold Digger.

Noodle Palace pops up across the road with a comedy and cabaret program plus food and more.

Plus there's a Ferris Wheel next to the Box Office, giving you the best view of Northbridge and an intimate place to sneak a smooch with your sweetheart.

You can view all FRINGE Central venues here.

3. There's nightly outdoor entertainment

Every night of the week you can enjoy a live and rotating line-up of buskers as part of our new Street Pitch program.

Head to the steps in front of the PCC screen and sit back and enjoy some awesome entertainment from all over the world.

4. You can get advice from the Box Office

FRINGE Central Box Office. Photo by Tenae Francis

The Box Office in The Perth Cultural Centre is THE place to head to if you're new to Fringe and Northbridge.

Our friendly staff will help you find a show to see, help you find your venue and answer any other questions you may have.

Fringe artist are often found near the Box Office spruiking their events. Don't be shy, say hi and take one of their flyers to learn more about the shows on offer!

5. It's super close to public transport and parking

FRINGE WORLD Ferris Wheel. Photo by John Leonard

You can get to FRINGE Central by bus, train, bike, Uber, car, walking or plane (ok, it's probably best not to come by plane).

If you're looking for parking in the city, use the CPP app to find available car spaces. There's parking in the CBD as well and you can use the CAT bus to hitch a free ride into Northbridge. Sweet!

It can get busy in Northbridge, especially on weekends, so we recommend that you arrive at least 60mins prior to your show to allow enough time to find a park, get your tickets from a Box Office, find your venue and get a pre show drink/meal.

More info about FRINGE Central