Festival info

Ticketing

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Where can I buy them?

Ah, the golden question. The options are endless. And by ‘endless', we mean you have four options, and three of those are preferable.

Online – Right here, via the world wide web
This website is your one-stop-shop for all events. You'll find everything you need to know, from latest reviews, to access information, to slightly longer event descriptions.

Phone – Call us, call us now
Speaking to humans can be great, especially our humans.
Our phone lines are open:
12:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (12 Aug – 11 Sept)
11:00am – 7:00pm, every day (12 – 29 Sept)
Box Office line: 03 9660 9666

See details on using the National Relay Service to book a ticket.

In Person – Booth it
Nothing quite beats the thrill of a good-old-fashioned ticket booth. Buy your tickets in person and even pick up some handy recommendations and sage advice from our friendly staff.
Fed Square, Cnr Swanston St & Flinders St
Opening hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm, Tuesday – Sunday (12 – 29 Sept). Card Only.

On the door – Risk it
For the risk-takers and commitment-phobes among us, there's always the proverbial ‘door'. Buyers beware: door sales are subject to availability and many venues are cash or card-only. The Fringe Hub Box Office is open during the Festival from 5:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday and from 4:30pm on Sunday. But also, pre-book rather than buying at the door – it's anxiety-inducing for all involved, especially our artists.

Booking Fees

All prices quoted are GST-inclusive (if applicable). All phone and web bookings are by VISA or Mastercard credit/debit card only and attract a $4.95 fee per transaction (not per ticket). Tickets purchased in person at the Melbourne Fringe Info Booth or Fringe Hub Box Office do not attract a transaction fee.

Terms and Conditions

Any 2-for-1 or discount ticket offers are available on full-priced tickets only.

We get that life happens. 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 required by law or 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.”

Early Bird
Cheap cheap! You've got one weekend to go wild and save money with early bird discounts on select events across the Festival. Buy your tickets before midnight on Wednesday 14 August to receive an Early Bird discount. For a full list of eligible events, click here.

Fringe Dwellers
Exclusively for our members. Fringe Dwellers get 25% off full-price tickets to a range of Festival events. If you haven't joined us yet, click here for more details or just shut up and join.

Previews
Say you saw it first. Preview prices are available for some events – the artists get to road-test their work and you get a cheaper ticket.

Cheap Tuesdays
Make Tuesday night date night. Many events offer a special ticket price for Tuesday shows.

Groups
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.

Children
Those aged 16 years and under are entitled to a child ticket, where available. For most events, children under two years old may be admitted into an event at no cost and without a ticket. In these cases, it's free if they sit on your knee. Some events do require children under the age of two to be admitted with a ticket – check event listings for details. If no child price applies humans aged 16 years and under are entitled to concession prices. Remember – children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and make sure you check the content warnings and age rating.