Frequently Asked Questions

The 2024 Festival runs from 1 – 20 October 2024.

Questions about Tickets

Right here, on this website. Head to the what’s on page to browse the full program, or give us a call on 03 9660 9666.

Questions about Digital Fringe

We developed a bespoke platform for hosting a wide variety of digital events. Digital Fringe had its first outing at VCR Fest in July-Aug 2020, and then has become a staple of the Melbourne Fringe Festival since 2020. There’s a range of on demand and scheduled events that you can enjoy instead of your nightly 2-hour scroll through the Netflix catalogue. Check out what’s on offer here.

Questions About Accessibility

Melbourne Fringe is committed to access and inclusion for all people. We believe in the Social Model of Disability, where disability is caused by a society and environment with physical, attitudinal, communication and social barriers. It’s our responsibility to create a Festival that reduces these barriers to enable full participation by all people.

We endeavour to make our Fringe-produced and Signature events as accessible as possible, and we’ve also educated our independent artists in the open access program around accessibility through resources, info sessions and one-on-one meetings, and have asked them to provide accurate and up to date accessibility information.

You can filter the program by whether a performance is captioned, Auslan interpreted, audio described, relaxed or sensory friendly, has assistive listening available, has tactile tours available, as well as their level of visual and aural content.

We recognise that the experience of disability and accessibility is diverse and unique to individuals, and that artists and audience members still face barriers to access, and we strive to remove as many of these as we can. We understand that we won’t always get it right, and we always love to receive feedback about how we can improve as well as what we did well.

Click here to learn more about the Festival’s access, including a key of all our access icons.

Questions About Getting Involved

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access Festival, which means that everyone is welcome and anyone can participate.

Registration for the 2024 Festival open on 1 May. Sign up to our FringeMakers eNews mailing list to stay in the loop!

Questions About Marketing

A FAQ about Q’s! For all media enquiries, please contact our marketing team at marketing@melbournefringe.com.au.