It’s one of the highlights of Perth’s cultural calendar and its starts this week. Here are ten things you can’t miss at Fringe World.
1. The Pleasure Garden
Perth’s favourite Fringe playground on Roe Street has the largest variety of shows and this year is bigger than ever.
2. The Showman’s Fair
The Urban Orchard has been transformed into a wild Dutch mini-festival featuring a long-table dining experience.
3. The City of Perth Buskers Weekender.
The city malls will be packed with free entertainment across seven stages over three days from February 2 – 4.
4. Fringe in your neighbourhood
There are almost 130 venues stretching from the city up to Geraldton, over to Rottnest and out to The Pickled Swan in Midland.
5. Homegrown Heroes
Almost half the shows are from WA and every time you buy a ticket you’re supporting talented local artists.
6. Family fun
There are shows suitable for the whole family like Circus Sonas, Guru Dudu Silent Disco Walking Tours or Card Ninja.
7. Watch something wild
See something you won’t see the likes of anywhere else like Pussy Play Masterclass, Betty Grumble Love & Anger and Herstory – Leading Ladies.
8. Fringe with a newbie
Wow a friend with shows like Djuki Mala, Strange People Comedy Club or Damian Callinan in Swing Man.
9. The Mermaids
The aquatic creatures are back making a splash at The Pleasure Garden with new shows to entertain the young and young at heart.
10. Free events
There are plenty of events that don’t cost a cent including Under the Sky Sessions, WTF Renaissance and Little Pleasures.