Festival info


Buy Online

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Find your event + choose your tickets + give us your money = happy Fringe!

Call our Ticket Team

Prefer to speak to a human? Call 03 9660 9666

Our ticketing phone lines are open:

  • Pre-Festival (16 Aug – 12 Sept):
    Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm.
  • During the Festival (13 – 30 Sept):
    Every day, 11:00am – 7:00pm.
Visit the Bank Australia Ticket Booth

Buy your tickets in person at Fed Square (Cnr Swanston and Flinders Sts). Our friendly staff can also help with show recommendations, venue directions and small amounts of sage life advice.

Open during the Festival (13 – 30 Sept)
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm.

At the Door

Why would you wait til the last minute to buy a ticket? Don’t. But if you DO: any unsold tickets can be purchased at the door. Door sales are subject to availability and FYI many venues are cash only. Fringe Hub Box Offices at Arts House and the Lithuanian Club are open during the Festival from 6:00pm Tuesday – Saturday and from 5:00pm on Sundays.

Terms & Conditions (aka the fine print)

All phone and web bookings are by VISA or Mastercard credit/ debit card only and attract a $4.40 fee per transaction (not per ticket). All prices quoted are GST-inclusive (if applicable). Tickets purchased in person at the Fringe Hub Box Offices or Bank Australia Ticket Booth do not attract a transaction fee. 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 small 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.

Discounts and concessions

Early Bird

Snag an Early Bird special to select events if you buy your ticket before 25 August. Get those worms! Check individual listings online or go here for a full list of eligible events.


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 Tuesday Tickets

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

Fringe Dweller

Exclusively for our members. Fringe Dwellers get 25% off full price tickets to a range of Festival events. If you haven’t joined yet (uh, why not?), head here to get all the details and sign up my friend.

Bank Australia Take 5

Our best mates and all-round legends Bank Australia are again giving you $5 off the cost of your ticket. Every day from 1 September full-price tickets for all shows will be $5 cheaper – and then Bank Australia will cover the $5 so our artists don’t lose out! The promo code will be announced each day from 1 – 30 September on our website, on our  Twitter feed and in person at the Bank Australia Ticket Booth. But hustle: there are limited tickets available each day!

For all the details go here.


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


The following cards entitle you to concession prices where available: Student card (full-time), MEAA membership card, Carer Card, Health Care Card, Pension Card, Veterans Affairs Card, all government-issued Seniors Cards. Proof of concession is required when you buy your ticket and when you enter the venue. If you have a Companion Card, your companion comes free. Please call our ticketing team on 03 9660 9666 to book.


Those aged 16 years and under are entitled to a child ticket, where available. 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.