Participate in the Festival

Key Dates

After all that quiet reading, sleeping and iso-baking, a bunch of dates and deadlines might seem scary – but here we’ve laid them all out nice and simply so you can pop them straight in the diary.



Money for Art EOIs Open Mon 1 June
Round 1 Regos Open for Pants Off Events
Round 2 Regos Open for Pants On Events Wed 1 July
Festival Hub EOIs open
Established and Major Venue EOIs Open
Festival Hub EOIs close Tues 14 July
Money for Art EOIs Close Sun 30 Aug
Round 1 & 2 Regos Close* Sun 13 Sep
Round 3 Regos Open Mon 14 Sep
Program Launch Thu 15 Oct
Melbourne Fringe Festival 12-29 Nov

*You can still register events after this date but we can’t guarantee they’ll be on sale in time for our program launch on Thu 15 Oct. For more details (and some very sexy diagrams), check out our Guide to Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2020.


Yummy Deluxe, Opening Night Party, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019. Photo by Theresa Harrison.