After 20 years in North Melbourne, we packed up our disco balls and glitter and moved into the one and only Trades Hall.
The Festival’s civic heart now beats from the historic chambers, halls and corridors of one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. History and future meet between the mighty columns as our entire Hub and Club unify under the one neoclassical roof. Located smack-bang in Melbourne’s centre, Melbourne Fringe at Trades Hall will be home to a quarter of our 450+ annual events, following fresh renovations that make the venue accessible (we’re talkin’ lift access, gender neutral bathrooms and more!) to our entire Fringe community. We’re not just visiting – we’ve moved in. Our new home is the embodiment and expression of everything we stand for: diversity, inclusion, equality, rebellion, risk – the boldest ideas by the bravest artists.
As well as the Fringe Hub at Trades Hall, we’ve also teamed up with four amazing establishments to create major venues across our great city, each presenting mega programs of Fringe events. They will be a hive of activity during the Festival, with multiple performance spaces, tons of shows, and that all-important Festival vibe.