Adelaide Fringe

7 unique shows to level up your Adelaide Fringe experience

Whether you’re drawn to interactive art sessions, immersive dining adventures, or anything that breaks the conventional mold, Adelaide Fringe is your destination for eclectic and unique experiences.

Whether you’re drawn to interactive art sessions, immersive dining adventures, or anything that breaks the conventional mold, Adelaide Fringe is your destination for eclectic and unique experiences that go beyond the traditional performance.

We’ve curated a selection of our personal favorites, and we’re thrilled to share them with you in this, our guide to the most unconventional and distinctive shows at Adelaide Fringe 2024.

CELESTIAL GARDENS: THE SECRET SOUNDS OF PLANTS

As the Adelaide Fringe gears up for another season of spectacular shows, one event stands out for its unique blend of nature, art, and technology. Celestial Gardens: The Secret Sounds of Plants, an award-winning experience from 2023, is making a much-anticipated return. This enchanting event, presented by Sacred Resonance & In Search of the Divine, promises to be a highlight in the beautiful hidden Olive Garden, located at Moorooroo Park Vineyards city cellar door.

Following its acclaimed run in 2023, Celestial Gardens is set to take visitors on an intimate sensory journey. Over two weeks, spanning eight magical nights, the event will transform the venue into a serene escape, just a short walk from the bustling city center, the Garden of Unearthly Delights, and Gluttony. The event is designed to awaken all the senses, creating an immersive experience that blends the natural world with artistic expression.

When: Thu, 15 Feb – Sun, 25 Feb
Where: Olive Garden at Moorooroo Park Vineyards, 31-33 North Terrace, Hackney
Price: $47
Rating: PG
More info & tickets:https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/celestial-gardens-secret-sounds-of-plants-af2024

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE

Adelaide is about to get a generous helping of laughter and fine dining rolled into one as the international sensation ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’ makes its much-anticipated return to the city for the Adelaide Fringe. 

Running from the 16th of February to the 10th of March at The Terrace Hotel in the city, this family-friendly show offers a unique blend of humour and hospitality that’s been labelled as ‘Immersive theatre at its startling best’ by Best of Theatre in London.

For those who love both their comedy and their cuisine, ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience’ delivers a three-course meal alongside five-star comedy that engages diners in a hilariously interactive environment.

Where: Botanical Room at The Terrace Hotel, Adelaide
When: Friday, 16th February to Sunday, 10th March.
For tickets and further info, click here

MAHO MAGIC BAR

Prepare to be enchanted at this year’s Fringe with the much-celebrated Maho Magic Bar, back by popular demand and set to dazzle Adelaide once again with its unique blend of intimate magic, culture and Japanese-inspired cocktails.

After sold-out seasons and overwhelming acclaim, this Fringe favourite is returning with a new line-up and even more ‘eye-popping’ delights, transporting you to a neon-lit Tokyo night of mischief, amazement, cocktails and laughter.

The Maho Magic Bar offers a rare opportunity to step into an exquisitely crafted space where the magic happens right before your eyes and is a must-see for fans of unique cultural experiences. 

Where: Maho Magic Bar at The Garden of Unearthly Delights.
When: Friday 16th February to Sunday 17th March. 
For tickets and further info, click here

STUDIO VINO – LIPS AND SIPS

Since its inception in 2015, Studio Vino has established itself as the premier destination for those looking to unleash their creative spirits in a relaxed, welcoming environment, and this year, they’re elevating the Adelaide Fringe festivities by collaborating with local South Australian businesses and artists to offer four different experiences that cater to everyone—regardless of artistic ability or background.

Kicking off the Fringe season this year is the iconic ‘Paint Your Inner Queen’ sessions, where guests get to enjoy the sparkling company of Princess Laya, known for her fabulous wit and glitzy performances, ensuring an evening of awe and hysterics whilst you get your paint on! 

Other highlights during this year’s Fringe season include ‘Uncork Your Creativity with Studio Vino & Imperial Measures Distilling’ and ‘Lips & Sips: A Vulva Paint & Sip with Studio Vino and Yes Please Collective’, with each event crafted to be as glamorous, unique, and educational as the last.

Where: Studio Vino, 195 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA.
When: Begins Saturday, 17th February to Friday, 8th of March. 
For tickets and all session info, click here.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE – A SMART DOLL ART EXHIBITION

Adelaide is gearing up for a groundbreaking showcase that intertwines the elegance of art with the critical cause of women’s health at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. The exclusive, upcoming exhibition, featuring a world-first display of Smart Dolls as health professionals, promises an unprecedented visual feast that goes beyond mere aesthetics to touch upon the significant theme of promoting women’s health awareness and education.

Smart Dolls, the 60 cm tall fashion icon from Japan, designed by Danny Choo’s creative studio, will be visiting Adelaide landmarks during the exhibition, including Stamford Plaza Adelaide, St Marys Dental Care, Flinders University and a South Australian hospital.

Where: Cascades Lounge at Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000.
When: Free Limited Ticketed Opening Night Fri 23 Feb, 6 pm to 8 pm and Sat 24 Feb – Sun 17 Mar.
For tickets and further info, click here.

FOOLS PARADISE

As Adelaide Fringe takes over the city once more, Fool’s Paradise stands out as a must-visit venue hub for its 2024 season.

With three venues under its belt—The Vault, The Bunker, and The Roundabout—this venue hub is the go-to spot for circus lovers, families and anyone looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of the Fringe.

Where: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Grote St, Adelaide, Kaurna Country.
When: Friday, 16th February-Sunday, 17th March (closed Mondays).
For further info, click here.

JACQUELINE VERRAL UNMASKING THE UNSEEN

This year’s Fringe welcomes psychic to the stars, Jacqueline Verrall, in one of the most intriguing and mystic offerings yet—the world premiere of ‘Unmasking the Unseen’ at The Gallery at The Courtyard of Curiosities at the Migration Museum. 

In what promises to be a first-of-its-kind show for Adelaide Fringe, Jacqui invites audiences to delve into the supernatural in an hour of captivating revelations and spiritual wonder over three nights, from Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th.

Where: The Gallery at The Courtyard of Curiosities at the Migration Museum.
When: Fri, 16th Feb – Sun, 18th Feb.
For tickets and further info, click here.

For more on the 2024 Adelaide Fringe, including different genre guides, articles, reviews, news and more, click here

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