Adelaide Fringe has officially opened registrations for events and venues for its 2024 season, promising a vibrant canvas of opportunities for artists from all corners of the globe.
As Australia’s biggest arts festival, Adelaide Fringe has been a beacon of creativity and innovation, connecting artists with expansive audiences and fostering a thriving arts marketplace.
In 2023, the festival witnessed a remarkable participation with more than 500 venues across South Australia (not just in the Adelaide CBD), hosting more than 6000 artists across 1,300 shows. This year, the festival encourages an even broader spectrum of participants, offering a platform where ideas and concepts can find a receptive audience.
From cooking classes to stand-up comedy and cabaret nights, the festival is a haven for creativity, where the possibilities are truly boundless.
Building on the success of the ‘Eat & Drink’ genre introduced in 2023, food and beverage venues are urged to seize the opportunity to showcase their offerings in the 2024 season. The Fringe season, spanning from February to March, presents a golden opportunity for venues to add unique events to their calendar, attracting a diverse audience keen on experiencing the rich cultural tapestry the festival offers.
If you’re a venue…
When it comes to being a Fringe venue, anyone and everyone can be involved – it doesn’t matter how big or small your venue is, whether you’ve got four walls made from bricks and mortar or a fresh air amphitheatre, or you are building a temporary pop up in an alleyway, a pub, concert hall, library, laundromat or double-decker bus, you can be involved! Plus, it’s completely free to register your venue.
The Adelaide Fringe team can help find a show for your venue, or you can register existing events at your venue held during Fringe. For example, some that might fit the Eat and Drink genre include:
- Wine and beer tastings
- Dinner and a show
- Paint and sips
- Cooking classes
- Art exhibition (like SALA)
You can create Fringe magic in whatever shape or form your venue takes on! And the same goes for events, events at Fringe happen in parking garages, footy clubs, swimming pools and parklands.
Venues, register here.
If you’re an artist…
Whatever your art form, you can be part of Australia’s biggest arts festival- anyone can register a Fringe event. There’s a dedicated team of staff to assist your registration/participation and if you have a great idea for a Fringe show that you want to present in 2024, all you have to do is register.
Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you could :
- Create a DJ set with music from your favourite movie series.
- Facilitate a ‘story time’ at your local library.
- Host history tours in your local area.
- Facilitate a food or drink tasting at your local cafe.
- Narrate your favourite board game with a group of strangers.
Artists, register here.
While Fringe is still 200-odd days away, planning for Adelaide Fringe 2024 is well underway – so keep an eye out for the 2024 Fringe poster, which will be revealed next month, and the program which will be on sale in early December .
If you’re thinking about registering, the clock is ticking! Be sure to register your event or venue before Wednesday 18 October to ensure you’re included in the Official Fringe Guide, which hits the streets in January.
The Adelaide Fringe 2024 season will run from 16 February to 17 March. For more information, click here.