Festival info


When is the Melbourne Fringe Festival?

The 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival is happening Thursday 14 September to Sunday 1 October.

How do I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets either online or by calling (03) 9660 9666 between midday and 6pm.

For more details see Ticketing information.

Are there any free events?

Yes! There are always a number of quality free events in the Festival program. Up to a third of our programmed events are free.

Check out our free events here.

Am I eligible for concession tickets?

The following cards entitle you to concession prices (where available):

  • Student card (full-time)
  • MEAA membership card
  • Carer Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Pension Card
  • Veterans Affairs Card
  • Government-issued Seniors Card

Carry your card – proof of concession may be required when buying your ticket and when entering the venues.

If you have a Companion Card, your companion comes free. Please call our ticketing team on 03 9660 9666 to book.

Will I be allocated a specific seat?

It depends on the event.

However, most events and venues in the Melbourne Fringe Festival program are General Admission. This means that you will not be allocated a specific seat. Arrived early and pick the best seat in house (or lounge room, as the case may be).

Some events will only have standing room, so please check the event listing.

If your event has reserved seating you will be allocated the best available seats. Your allocated seats will be printed on the ticket that are emailed to you. If you have specific seating requirements please give our ticketing team a call on 03 9660 9666.

Where can I get a copy of the Melbourne Fringe Guide?

Copies of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Guide are available all across Melbourne. You can check out which shops, cafes and outlets have a stack of guides here.

You can also browse a copy of the guide on our website.

I’m an Artist, how can I get involved?

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access Festival, so anyone can be involved. For more information on how to take part check out the Registration section of this website.

When does Melbourne Fringe recruit staff?

Each year, Melbourne Fringe offer a range of highly sought-after roles in the independent arts, as well as structured learning opportunities in the form of internships (unpaid). The majority of our recruitment occurs from June onwards in preparation for the Festival in September. Opportunities appear on this website in our Jobs and Volunteers section.

To be the first to hear about the opportunities we offer, sign up to our eNews.

Who do I contact for account queries?

For any queries regarding finances or payments, please contact our General Manager, Hadley Agrez on (03) 9660 9600 or email hadley@melbournefringe.com.au