Festival Info

Program Updates

Remember when they updated the iPhone overnight and everyone had the U2 album the next day? Well, we can’t sneak the latest Fringe goss onto your shower playlist, but we can put it all here.

While it may not be singalongs in a packed Club Fringe or standing ovations in venues this year, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2021 is still here and ready to make some noise!

After some pretty hefty bumps in the road along the way, the 2021 Festival has been re-imagined, presenting a fabulous program that we can share with you in any stage of lockdown. Since our launch many in-person events have adapted for digital, and a bunch of new, exciting programming has been added to the mix. We’ve had to give things a bit of a rethink, but one thing is for sure – you can’t keep a good Fringe (or our amazing artists) down.

Through screens, earphones and mailboxes independent artists from Melbourne and far beyond are ready to share ground-breaking, noise-making art with you from 30 September-17 October.

As things continue to change we’re expecting our program might do a bit of shape-shifting along the way.  Keep an eye on this page to avoid any Fringe FOMO as we continue to add new shows, list rescheduled events and provide updates.

To find out everything going ahead between 30 Sep – 17 Oct 2021, browse the program here. For everything else, read on!

Cancelled Events

These shows may be gone… but not forgotten! You can still browse the exquisite listings for the shows that artists and the Fringe team put months of sweat and tears into producing, but are unable to go ahead this year. If you already hold a ticket to an event that is cancelled, rest assured our ticketing team will be in touch with you directly.

 

Browse Cancelled Events

 

Rescheduled Events

Many of the events that are unable to go ahead as part of the Festival are finding new homes, new dates and new lives. We’ve listed these below, and we’ll keep adding and updating as more details are confirmed.

Open Access Program

GOOD BREAD

New Dates: 30 Sep – 17 Oct
Venue: Blak Dot Gallery
Follow Black Dot on Instagram for updates

Casting Off

New Dates: 10 – 12 Mar 2022
Venue: Gasworks Theatre, Gasworks Arts Park
Tickets on sale late 2021

Pét-Nat + Han ah Chocolat

New Dates: 20 November 2021
Venue: Comedy Republic
Tickets available now as part of Replay

Moiety

New Dates: TBC
Venue: The MC Showroom
Click to sign up to the Moiety mailing list to get updates about when Moiety will be back on stage

The Scientwits – The Wrong Experiments

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC
Click to sign up to The Scientwits mailing list for updates about the show

feelings but cool

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC
Follow Margot Tanjutco on Facebook for news about the future of feelings but cool

LuisVision

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC
Click here and scroll down to subscribe to the Lessons with Luis mailing list for updates about LuisVision

Handmodel (comedy show)

New Dates: 12 & 13 November
Venue: Club Voltaire
Get tickets now

Passing

New Dates: Early 2022 (TBC)
Venue: Dancehouse
Follow this link to the Dancehouse website for more details on the season

The Nick Caddaye Variety Hour featuring Nick Caddaye (duration 90 minutes)

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC
Follow Nick Caddaye on Facebook for updates

Uh, Yeah! So…

New Dates: 6-11 Dec
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Follow on Facebook and Instagram for updates

Cloverlea

New Dates: TBC
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Check our Facebook event page for updates on Cloverlea

Fruitcup

New Dates: TBC
Venue: The Motley Bauhaus
Follow Fruitcup on Facebook and Instagram for all the updates on ticketing, cast, creatives and more

Charlie Zangel – Cockatiel

New Dates: 11 & 12 Feb 2022
Venue: Comedy Republic
On sale now

#noexemptions

New Dates: 27th April to 8th May 2022 (Wed 6.30 Thur – Sat 7.30 Sun 4pm)
Venue: La Mama Courthouse
Click to sign up to La Mama’s mailing list for updates about #noexemptions

Unravel_Reckoning

New Dates: 29th March to 3rd April 2022 ( Tue 6.30 Wed to Sat 7.30 Sun 4pm)
Venue: La Mama Courthouse
Click to sign up to La Mama’s mailing list for updates about Unravel_Reckoning

extremes: wet & dry visual discourse#11

New Dates: November (TBC)
Venue: 303 High St, Northcote
Check the window of 303 High St, Northcote

Oh, we had a time!

New Dates: TBC
Venue: The Bungalow in Nth Fitz
Follow Kerensa Diball on Instagram for updates

4.48 Psychosis

New Dates: TBC
Venue: The MC Showroom
Follow Rosemary Ochtman on Instagram for updates on the show

SLUTNIK™ by Flick

New Dates: Jan 2022
Venue: TBC
Head to Slutnik on Instagram for updates

The Camel by Dylan Van Den Berg

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC
Head to The Camel on Instagram for updates

Kill Climate Deniers

New Dates: May 2022
Venue: Alexander Theatre – MPAC
Keep up with the action by liking the Monash Uni Student Theatre Facebook page

PASH

New Dates: April 2022
Venue: TBC
Follow Seemingly Wholesome Production on Facebook for updates on PASH

You’re a Catch! Why are you Single?

New Dates: TBC
Venue: The Motley Bauhaus
Follow You’re a Catch on Facebook to be notified of our new season dates

HUSTLEPUSS: Live!

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC
Follow Hustlepuss on Instagram for updates

The Titwitchez – Once You CLOACA, You Never Go Backa

New Dates: 31 October 2021
Venue: Zoom
Register for tickets here

Signature Events

Keep an eye on the our socials, website (this one right here!) or sign up to our enews for updates on our rescheduled Signature Events.

Groundswell

New Dates: TBC
Venue: Queensbridge Square, Queens Bridge St, Southbank

Town Choir

New Dates: 12 March 2022
Venue: Prahran Square, Cato St Prahran

Faces of Fringe 2021: The World You Want To Make

New Dates: November 8 – January 22
Venue: Metro Tunnel Hoardings, Side of Melbourne City Baths, Franklin St, between Swanston St and Victoria St Melbourne
Check out the free outdoor exhibition later in the year

We Built This City

New Dates: 4 – 5 December 2021
Venue: TBC

Kidstruments Live!

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Fringe Focus Taiwan

In the Mist – 霧中, Offing – 人之島後, Afterimage for Tomorrow – 留給未來的殘影, Mechanical Souls – 囍宴機器人, IT ME: TIME Traveller Beta2021

New Dates: 15 – 20 November 2021
Venue: Loop Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne

Level Up

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Zoë

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Escalate

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Get Well Soon

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Of The Lands On Which We Meet

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

WARRIORS R OUSSS!!!!!

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Minyerra

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC

Lucha Bridge, Silent Shift

New Dates: TBC
Venue: TBC