Adelaide Fringe | What’s On & Program Highlights | 15 Feb – 17 Mar 2019

Don’t miss the fun and excitement of the 2019 Adelaide Fringe and all it has to offer between 15 February and 17 March 2019!

The Adelaide Fringe has become the Southern Hemisphere’s largest (and Australia’s biggest ticket selling) open access arts festival since it began 58 years ago.  The Fringe completely takes over Adelaide, our surrounding suburbs and even some regional areas of South Australia for 31 magical days and nights each year.

The atmosphere is indescribable, but here are some words that almost do the job; mythical, magical, fantabulous, fantasmagorical, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You get the idea – the Adelaide Fringe is one in a million!

Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent or a pub, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.

The Adelaide Fringe is an open access festival  which means that they don’t have a curator handpicking shows.  Anyone who wants to be a part of the Adelaide Fringe can apply and with free events, ground breaking work, new talent, innovative thinking and original voices, there is something for everyone.


This year’s Adelaide Fringe program features 8 pages of Children’s shows!  From discos and circus performances to cabaret and story telling, there is something for all ages. Simply search via the Children’s genre tab online or jump to page 32 of the guide.  Each show has an age suitability guide and you can also search by date and venue.

What’s On in 2019

Opening Weekend 

Opening night street party and switching on ceremony (Free Event)

Yabarra – Gathering of Light 

A story for the senses, as projected light and sound guide you through an interactive cultural landscape, sharing stories of Kaurna country along Tarndaparri (the original name for the River Torrens).

Find out more about Yabarra HERE

Street Art Expolsion

Each year the Street Art Explosion program commissions Australia’s best emerging and established artists to create large-scale murals across Adelaide city and suburbs, contributing to Adelaide’s international reputation as a vibrant and artistic city.

Fringe In Rundle Mall 

Visit the Rundle Mall stage in Gawler Place for performances, join in on the workshop program or meet-and-greet with Fringe artists daily at the Info Booth.

Fringe On Tour

Follow the Fringe across the state with the Fringe caravan at locations such as Murray Bridge, Adelaide Airport, The Port, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Mount Gambier and IKEA.

Adelaide Fringe in the East End

Two of our favourite Fringe locations are back in 2019 – The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Gluttony.  Located on East Terrace, either side of Rundle Road, both sites are open daily and host an array of different shows in multiple venues.  The Garden also features numerous amusement rides and markets.


Tickets to Fringe shows can be purchased via the Adelaide Fringe website, in person at the FringeTIX Box Offices or by calling the FringeTIX Call Centre on 1300 621 255.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Fringe website.

What: 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival

WhenFriday 15 February – Sunday 17 March 2019

Where: Adelaide, South Australia

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.


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