- Fringe World is Perth’s annual multi-arts fringe festival. But what is a fringe festival you ask? Fringe theatre is theatre that is experimental in style or theme, hence Fringe World is a collection of variety, there is something for everyone including comedy, circus, free and family entertainment, theatre, visual arts, musicals, dance and cabaret.
The 2017 Fringe World festival runs from January 20 to the 19th of February during Perth’s beautiful warm summer.
Fringe Central at the Perth Cultural Centre:
The Perth Cultural Centre is right in the middle of Northbridge and located next to Perth Central Station. From here you can walk to Perth CBD, The Pleasure Garden, Cathedral Square and many of the Fringe World venues scattered across throughout the city.
The Pleasure Garden:
Located at Russel Square, the Pleasure Garden is a wonderful place of adventure, fun and creativity. Featuring open bars, food trucks buskers, circus tents, buskers and musicians. Entry is free so it is worth visiting anytime you head to a Fringe World Show.
Situated on a grassy knoll in the middle of the award-winning State Building and Cathedral Square precinct. Fringe is going luxury and patrons can enjoy all the restaurants, bars and hospitality the precinct has on offer.
In 2016 Fringe World hosted 713 events in 159 venues across Perth with ticketed attendance of 349,000 patrons. 2017 Will be bigger and better!
- Our recommendation: Djuki Mala
Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance and YouTube sensations Djuki Mala tell their story in a high-energy, full hour show. Unique, infectious, always exuberant, Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning.
Their appearances have electrified audiences at major festivals and events worldwide with multiple award nominations and wins alongside huge media interest. Djuki Mala’s performances offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia.