Festival Info

Digital Fringe

To help you get the (almost) full Fringe experience from home, we’ve developed a custom online platform that captures that most important of Fringe experiences – being together. Digital Fringe lets you feel a little of that pre-show buzz, to mingle and chat with the audience, and then debrief post-show, sharing your experience over an (actual, home-delivered) drink. You can even pick up a flyer for your next Fringe adventure! If we can’t be together, at least we can chat online like it’s 1999.

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Choose Your Price – you pick your price, and when to pay it.

For these events, you can either book first and pay what you feel after the event, or pay at checkout (maybe you’ll like it so much you want to pay after, too!) You can choose from a range of price points, 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.

Book in advance to receive the event link and a 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.

Pre-ticketed – book in advance, no winging it!

For these events, 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 the link to your selected performance in your E-ticket when you book. Click on the link for any further instructions and then come back to the same link from 30 minutes prior to the event to attend the event. 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 – no booking allowed!

You can’t book or pay for these freebies, even if you wanted to! Just rock up to the event listing 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.


More ticketing info here



Top tips for an A+ digital experience

Make sure you have a good internet connection.
Buffering is a bummer.

Book 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. Book in advance 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 from the Fringe VCR Bar, 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 chat to your fellow audience members and get other show recommendations.

Hang out in the Virtual foyer
Miss the fun of meeting mates and waxing lyrical at the Festival Hub before or after a show? Wander on into the Virtual Foyer! Just a few clicks through the website and you’re in our fully decked-out 3D foyer, where festivalgoers can rub (virtual) digital shoulders with one another; chat about Fringe shows past, present, or future; or just hang out and explore.


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 some 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.


More accessibility info here



Get Help

Have a good read of our Digital Fringe Help page and contact us on (03) 9660 9600 or boxoffice@melbournefringe.com.au with any queries.


Read our Digital Fringe help page


Digital Fringe is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Melbourne.