Dunedin Fringe Festival 2019
17 hours ago, Thu 21 Mar 2019, 09:00 am
Sun 31 Mar 2019, 10:00 pm
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.
The Dunedin Fringe Festival attracts artists from throughout New Zealand and overseas with a mix of established and emerging artists. Dunedin embraced the 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival with over 27,000 people attending artist and festival-produced events. The festival programme primarily features independently produced events by artists plus a handful of high profile special events run by the festival including our popular Opening Night Showcase event on the eve of the festival. The Showcase attracts upwards of 800 people and features 5-minute previews of shows from the Fringe.
Independent artist events form the backbone of Dunedin Fringe Festival and are facilitated through an open-access registration process. This takes place August – October each year. Funding assistance may also be available for NZ artists – see our Artists page for full details.