Fringe Common Rooms

Digital Event Info

Ticketing

Choose Your Price

These are watch first, pay later events. After the event, you’ll choose from a range of price points in the digital foyer – with a suggested price from the artist to guide your decision. If you’re watching with others, just select multiple tickets to cover more than one person (like you would with an in-person event – remember those?).

Register your interest in an event in advance and you’ll be able to add it to your calendar and receive an event reminder with any special instructions. Or, you can wing it by clicking the “Enter Digital Event” button on the event page, which appears 30 minutes prior to the session’s start time. Either way, you’ll need to be logged into your Melbourne Fringe account to access the event.

If you can’t stay till the end, or want to pay before you start, you can access the digital foyer at any time during the event.

Pre-ticketed

These events need to be booked in advance – no winging it! Once you’ve bought a ticket, you’ll receive the event link and instructions on accessing the event. Tickets to most of these events are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

You’ll receive an email confirmation when you book, and then you’ll automatically receive the event link two hours prior to the session’s start time. If you book after the two hours the event link will be in your email confirmation. Make sure you check your junk/spam filters if the email hasn’t shown up in your inbox, and get in touch with  boxoffice@melbournefringe.com.au or (03) 9600 9600 if you need any help.

 Free, non-ticketed

These events work the same as ‘Choose Your Price’ – except that you don’t have to pay! Either register your interest in advance, or just show up to the event page and click the “Enter Digital Event” button when it appears. You’ll still need to be logged into your Melbourne Fringe account to access the event. Make sure you still head to the digital foyer after the event to chat with your fellow audience members.

Accessibility

You can find a key of access information here for easy searching and filtering of our events.

For accessibility reasons we understand you may need to watch the event outside of the specified time or require longer viewing. While it is impossible to recreate the entire digital live experience (including interacting with other audience members in our digital foyer), we are pleased to be able to offer a replay of the majority of our digital content. If you require longer or flexible event access or would like to know more, please email info@melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9600. Please note that we are unable to offer this for all events, and access will not be immediate.

As we navigate this digital world, we welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can make our digital events as accessible as possible. Get in touch with our Access and Inclusion Coordinator, Carly Findlay, on carly@melbournefringe.com.au or call the office on (03) 9660 9600. You can also reach us through the National Relay Service, just give them our number.

Top tips for an A+ digital experience
  • Make sure you have a good internet connection.
    Buffering is a bummer.
  • Register your interest in advance.
    You don’t want to find yourself with your hands full of iso bread dough, having forgotten all about that cool event you were going to go to. Register your interest and we’ll remind you of what you’ve got coming up.
  • Jump online early and give yourself plenty of time before the event.
    Preparation, people! Allow time to grab your drink of choice, check your internet connection and log in to the Melbourne Fringe website.
  • Stick around after the show.
    Part of the fun of seeing something live is chatting to your mates about it after. Stay online after the show to check out the digital foyer, where you can pay for your ticket (for Choose Your Price events), chat to your fellow audience members and get other show recommendations.
Get Help

You can contact us on (03) 9660 9600 or boxoffice@melbournefringe.com.au with any queries. Our regular office ours are 10:00am – 6:00pm Monday-Friday. During VCR Fest, 31 July – 2 Aug, we’ll be available on email or phone til the last show of the evening.