What’s On: Dunedin Fringe Festival


Comedian Chris Parker.

Dunedin Fringe Festival salutes its 21st year with a massive 11-day hybrid offering of more than 80 live and online events.

18 to 28 March

Dunedin Fringe Festival salutes its 21st year with a massive 11-day hybrid offering of more than 80 live and online events and a line-up of critically acclaimed comedians, including Tom Sainsbury, Chris Parker, Justine Smith, Donna Brookbanks, Michele A’Court, Jeremy Elwood, and Eli Matthewson. Music, drag, steampunk and dance are part of the mix, including Ōtepoti Hip Hop Hustle, The Changing Shed, Augmented Strork, Rotor Plus, Sausage Party, Bondage Queen Sings the Hits and Vor-Stellen.

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust has facilitated over $40,000 of funding to support artists and ensures 100% of ticket sales go to artists.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia. The Dunedin Fringe attracts artists from throughout New Zealand and overseas with a mix of established and emerging artists.

Dunedin embraced the 2019 Dunedin Fringe Festival with over 27,000 people attending artist and festival-produced events. Independent artist events form the backbone of Dunedin Fringe Festival and are facilitated through an open-access registration process. This takes place August – October each year. Funding assistance is made available to NZ artists.

While the festival programme primarily features independently produced events by artists, it also promotes a handful of high profile special events run by the festival including our popular Opening Night Showcase event on the eve of the festival. The Showcase attracts upwards of 800 people and features 5-minute previews of shows from the Fringe.

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