Frequently Asked Questions



FRINGE WORLD is a summer celebration held in in Perth, Western Australia during the city's buzzing summer festival period. The 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival was held from 20 January to 19 February. 

FRINGE WORLD is the largest annual event in Western Australia and the third largest Fringe in the world. Yep, Perthians really love their Fringe! 

The annual program of events is all about big variety and offering something for absolutely everyone. The line up includes comedy, circus, free and family entertainment, theatre, visual arts, music and musicals, dance and cabaret presented by Western Australian artists along with performers from all over the world. 

The 2017 Festival played host to 700 shows at over 150 venues and performance spaces spread across Perth and further afield in local communities and neighbourhoods. The 2017 Festival sold more than 350,000 tickets and generated box office sales in excess of $10 million. Attendance at ticketed and non-ticketed events topped 750,000. 

FRINGE WORLD Festival is produced by Artrage Inc, a Not-For-Profit cultural organisation and charity that has been at the forefront of enriching and evolving the creative arts and culture of Western Australia since 1983. 

The Festival's positive cultural, social and economic benefits for the state is documented in the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report.

FRINGE WORLD has been running since 2011 and the 2018 Festival will be held from 26 January to 25 February.  

Who produces FRINGE WORLD?

FRINGE WORLD is produced by Artrage, a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a mission to enrich the cultural fabric of Perth and Western Australia. Artrage is Western Australia's longest running not-for-profit arts organisation established in 1983. Originating as an alternative to the Perth International Arts Festival, Artrage has evolved into a key production company supporting contemporary culture in Western Australia. 

Where can I find more information about FRINGE WORLD?

The Festival's cultural, social and economic benefits for Western Australia are documented in the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Impact Report. 

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 2017 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. 

When is the 2018 Festival?

The 2018 Festival will be held in Perth from 26 January to 25 February. 

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

The Festival Guide is the printed magazine that lists every event in the Festival. Hard copies of the publication are available from December prior to the Festival. View the 2017 Festival Guide online.

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. 

Artist registrations for the 2018 Festival are now closed.

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. 

Venue Registrations for the 2018 Festival are now closed. 

Can I work/volunteer with the Festival?

Sign up to our e-news and keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out about jobs and volunteer opportunities with FRINGE WORLD.