A Guide To Every Dog-Related Adelaide Fringe Show

A Guide To Every Dog-Related Adelaide Fringe Show

There’s events where they tell stories about dogs, where they make dog-related jokes, and even where you can bring your pooch along with you. You’re welcome, Adelaide.


Forget crazy cat people, here at Glam Adelaide, we’re most definitely crazy dog people. Heck, we’ve even got our own Glam Adelaide office dog: Florence. That’s why we when we started to think about all of the shows at the Adelaide Fringe, we thought ‘why can’t we bring two great things together and create something incredible’? So, we created this guide, and, as you can tell from our headline, this guide is all about the different dog-related shows you can see at the Adelaide Fringe. You’re welcome.

There’s events where they tell stories about dogs, events where they make dog-related jokes, and even events where you can bring your pooch along with you.

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Canine Carnivale

This interactive event is your dog’s chance to be a circus star! Their ringmasters will guide you through some simple tricks to get your creative juices and confidence flowing, preparing you for performing under the big top. Just bring your dog, some tasty treats, a sense of humour and an openness to new and exciting ideas, and they’ll do the rest.

Where: Hedgegrove Boarding Kennel and Cattery
Price: $24.00
Tickets here.


Want to enjoy a Fringe event where you also know you’re making a difference to the lives of furbabies in Adelaide? Head along to the lawns of Orphanage Park (Millswood) on Sunday March 18 to celebrate Dogapalooza’s 5th anniversary! Australia’s first and Adelaide’s original dog-friendly, blues & roots mini-music festival, this event is 100% volunteer run. With even their generous musicians donating their performance for the day, ALL profits from the day will go to the animal rescue and advocacy organisations present at the event.

There’ll be a fundraiser vegetarian BBQ and cake stall at the event, but you can also BYO drinks and picnic if you like! Kids under 12 are by donation at the gate and dogs are free. So bring your dog, a rug, even a bevvie or two and chill out to some live tunes with your furkid!

Where: Orphanage Park
Price: $18.00
Tickets here.

Parade of Light: A Balloon Dog’s Life

How would a balloon dog survive in the real world? What kind of job would he be successful at? This is the light-hearted story of a balloon dog who tries different occupations, all of which just don’t turn out to be suitable for a balloon. From chefs’ knives to seamstress’ pins and needles, there are so many risks! Finally, balloon dog finds the perfect job – King Balloon Dog – or not.

Where: Bonython Hall at The University of Adelaide
Price: Free
More info here.

Surviving the Apocalypse with First Dog on the Moon

While this isn’t necessarily about dogs, it has the word ‘dog’ in the title, and we’re sure there’ll be at least some mention of dogs throughout the night! Join this potentially lifesaving journey with beloved cartoonist First Dog on the Moon and prepare for the looming collapse of civilisation and the demise of everything you ever cared about.

Will it still be okay to walk around in your underpants when Armageddon arrives? Do you know where your tactical spork is? What can you do with a radioactive cat? First Dog will answer all these questions and more.

If you’re worried about the earth becoming a dystopian hellscape, this delightful evening of song and dance is for you. You’ll even learn how to transform an everyday shipping container into a simple DIY underground nuclear bunker. Fun for all the family.

Where: Studio at The GC at The German Club
Price: $30.00
Tickets here.

British Classic Pub Jokes

Okay, this one we REALLY can’t promise there’ll be anything about dogs… but judging from their description, we assume they’ll at least mention them at some point. If they don’t? At least you’ll have gotten some quality laughs in (whether they’re dog-related or not!).

Find out about an Englishman, Irishman & Scotsman, enjoy some classic word play, find out what happens when two men really do walk into a bar, and hear some very shaggy dog stories: all with a modern twist.

Matt and Terry sat down one day after a show, enjoyed a beer and shared some old pub jokes; which is where the idea for this show came from. They love the old classic jokes and hope that you will too. Leave with a big smile and lots of jokes to tell… Love a great gag? This is the show for you!

Where: The Sky Room at The Griffins Hotel
Price: $12.00 to $20.00
Tickets here.

Whether you want your pooch to experience the Fringe with you, or you don’t have a dog but you’re up for hearing a few dog-related jokes, there’s something for everyone!

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