Festival Info


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Where can I buy them?

The options are literally endless. And by ‘literally endless’ we mean you have three of ‘em.

Online – Right here, right now, via the world wide web
This website is your one-stop-shop for all events.

Phone – Speak to a human
If you need us, call us. No matter where you are. No matter how far.

Our phone lines are open:
12:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (22 Oct – 11 Nov)
10:00am till the last performance, every day (12 – 29 Nov)
Box Office line: 03 9660 9666

See details on using the National Relay Service to book a ticket and more access information here.

In Person – Booth it
You heard us right. Our beloved Fed Square ticket booth is back, and our safely distanced staff can’t wait to chat. Come on down to buy your tickets and get some sage advice from a real life 3-dimensional human. The Booth is presented in partnership with Fed Square.
Fed Square, Cnr Swanston St & Flinders St
Opening hours: 12:00 – 6:00pm, Wednesday – Saturday (12 – 28 Nov). Card Only.

Digital Fringe

Let’s get digital, digital. Events on Digital Fringe, our new online platform, can be ticketed one of three ways.

Choose Your Price – you pick what you pay and when you pay it

There’s something here for everyone, no matter your star sign. If you’re a Virgo, you’ll probably want to prebook so you can add it to your itemised calendar. When you book, you can choose the free ‘pay after’ price type and then pay what you feel after the event. Or, you can pick from a range prices when you book, with an artist suggested price as a guide. There’s no obligation to pay but consider slinging the artist some cash if you can. Making art ain’t cheap.

If you’re an Aries and prefer to wing it, just rock up on the event listing from thirty minutes prior to the advertised start time and click “Enter Digital Event”. Either way, you’ll need to be logged in to your Melbourne Fringe account.

Pre-ticketed – the regular way

These events need to be booked in advance – no winging it! 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 9666 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.

Booking Fees

All prices quoted are GST-inclusive (if applicable) and phone and web bookings are by VISA or Mastercard credit/debit card only. In 2020, booking fees are 50 cent per ticket, on top of the advertised ticket price. There’s no booking fee on Choose Your Price events, free events or tickets purchased in person at the Melbourne Fringe Ticket Booth.

Terms and Conditions

Any discount ticket offers are available on full-priced tickets only.

Let’s be real. Life happens, plans change. Especially in 2020. If you need to exchange a ticket, you can – to another performance of the same event, subject to availability and with at least 24 hours’ notice. Exchanges must be made at the original point of sale and there’s a fee. We don’t do refunds except as outlined in our Ts & Cs and in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Conduct.

For a full list of terms and conditions please go here.


How can I get them cheap?

Discounts, concessions and deals with the devil. Who doesn’t want to save a buck or two?

Fringe Binge
Definition: the practice of seeing as many Fringe events as possible and, as a glorious reward, saving your precious dollars.
Terms: buy tickets to three or more participating events in one transaction and you’ll receive 15% off full price tickets. That’s more money in the bank for, well, more Fringe shows.
In a sentence: “I Fringe-Binged three shows last night. I saw comedy, circus and finished with an experimental eyebrow-dance piece that explored the role of gender identity in the hair removal industry.”

Get bingeing here.

Early Bird
Go get that worm! You’ve got one weekend to go wild and save money with early bird discounts on select events across the Festival. Buy your tickets by 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 October to receive an Early Bird discount. For a full list of eligible events, click here.

Fringe Dwellers
Fringe Dwellers are our merry gang of members, friends, amigos, comrades. Join the club. You’ll get 25% off full-price tickets to a range of Festival events, and at our venue Fringe Common Rooms when she opens again plus a list of literally priceless perks (our undying love and friendship. You can’t put a price on that). If you haven’t joined us yet, click here.

Mob Tickets
Some pre-ticketed events are offering Mob Tickets, aka sizzling discounts for First Nations audience members and communities. Select the Mob Tickets price type when you book. Discounts range from event to event. So rally some mates and get booking!

Gather the troops and save! The number next to ‘Group’ indicates how big your group needs to be in order to qualify for the group discount.

Concession and Companion Cards
You qualify for concession prices if you have one (or more) of the following: student card (full time), MEAA membership card, Carer Card, Health Care Card, Pension Card, Veteran Card, all government-issued Seniors Cards. Proof of concession is required on purchase and at the venue.

If you have a Companion Card, your companion can come free. Please call our ticketing team on 03 9660 9666 or email boxoffice@melbournefringe.com.au to book.

Those aged 16 years and under are entitled to a child ticket, where available. If no child price applies, humans aged 16 years and under are entitled to concession prices. Remember – make sure you check the content warnings and age rating.

Content warnings and event classifications

Content warnings and event classifications are listed on each event’s listing and are provided by the event’s producer. When you book or attend an event as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, please ensure you’ve read the content warnings and event classifications and that they are suitable for everyone attending/viewing with you.

  • G: Suitable for all ages (No legal restrictions.)
  • PG: Parental Guidance Recommended (No legal restrictions, but parents are encouraged to assess the suitability of material for younger viewers)
  • M: Mature Audience Recommended (Not recommended for viewers under 15 years old, but no legal restrictions apply)
  • MA 15+: Mature Audiences Only (Not suitable for viewers under 15 years old. Viewers under 15 cannot legally watch unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian)
  • R 18+: Restricted to Adults (Not suitable for viewers under 18 years old. Viewers under 18 cannot legally watch even if with a parent or adult guardian)

For more details, read our Terms and Conditions.