Calling all creatives – registrations for the 2024 Melbourne Fringe Festival are now open!

Have you got an audacious, adventurous or ambitious new artistic idea? Are you ready to take it to the stage/street/carpark/karaoke bar? If so, the Melbourne Fringe Festival might just be the place for you.

Our open access program gives you the platform to manifest your artistic vision and bring it to life – whatever it may be. Whether it’s a previous show that’s ready for a red-hot resurrection or a brand-new idea people need to experience, our team is here to help you make it happen.

Our team shares your passion for bringing art to the public stage. We’ve been helping performers and artists make their dreams into realities for over four decades now, so we’d like to think we’re getting pretty gosh-darn good at it!

Whether it’s your 42nd Fringe or baby’s 1st, everyone is welcome to make art, take risks and be part of a community on the cutting-edge of Melbourne’s artistic scene.

Your registration scores you:

  • A spot in our program.
  • A schmick event listing on our website.
  • Access to a ticketing platform that includes media and industry portals; Festival-wide promotions and flash sales; phone, online and in person sales via the Festival box office.
  • Inclusion in our Festival marketing campaign (including printed collateral).
  • The coveted artist pass with perks for events and Club Fringe.
  • Inclusion in the Tour Ready networking program and other professional development opportunities.
  • Participation in the Festival awards program.
  • A suite of workshops, networking events and information resources.
  • Personalised support from our Participant Services team.

Registrations for the 2024 Festival are open now and close on Friday 21 June.


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We aren’t expecting anyone to pull a hat out of a rabbit on their own (unless that’s the premise of your show), but teamwork makes the dream work! We’ll be here to support you every step of the way, but before you begin your registration, below are some things to think about so you can make sure you get what you want out of your Fringe journey.

Sounding good? Creative juices flowing? Get Registering. Still got Qs? Check out our FAQs page, the Resource Hub, call Participant Services at (03) 9660 9600 or send us an email on artists@melbournefringe.com.au.

You can also contact us through the National Relay Service via 13 36 77 to speak with our Participant Services team  – just give Melbourne Fringe’s number.

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For Key Dates and more detailed registration info, head to our Resource Hub.