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Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021: Top Things to See, Do & Experience this Fringe Season

Free up those calendars! Fringe season is coming back with a bang, and here is everything you need to know about Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021.

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021
Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021

The biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere is back for another year, and considering the year that was, we couldn't be more excited to welcome it! Everyone knows as soon as Mad March hits, every bit of normality and routine in your life goes straight out the window. With so much fun and excitement to jam into such a short time, we've made it as easy as can be by rounding up the best shows and experiences we think you need to add to the top of your Adelaide Fringe Festival hitlist. 

For 31 magical nights Adelaide's city centre is roaring with music, arts, food and drink made up of with eclectic and vibrant shows that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops and so much more. With more than 1200 shows to see, scribble out your plans from 19th February until 21st March and book into Adelaide Fringe Festival's best events.

Adelaide Fringe 2021: Cabaret

Club Briefs International
Club Briefs International
Club Briefs International

This trash glamour disco circus is the drag burlesque party of your dreams. Cult cabaret bogans come together to bring the wild romp of disco dancing, action-packed swings of circus and burlesque featuring hand-picked guests from the world of queer cabaret. The energetic soundtrack and pumping artistry of drag and disco will be sure to get you up out of your seat. 

Tickets from $46

Garden of Unearthly Delights

Rouge
Rouge
Rouge

This sexy circus for grown-ups will have you quitting your day job and going home to take up acrobatics. After winning Best Circus at Adelaide Fringe 2020, they're back to take Gluttony by storm once again. A sophisticated blend of decadent acrobatics, opera and tongue-in-cheek burlesque, this slick and empowering performance will blow your mind.

Tickets from $34

Gluttony


Adelaide Fringe 2021: Music

The Choir of Man
The Choir of Man
The Choir of Man

Take a step away from Gluttony and into an old fashioned pub, featuring beer taps and a group with powerhouse vocals. Celebrating the best pub classics, rock ballads and pop hits of our time, high energy dance and amazing vocals, you'll feel compelled to join the choir and sing at the top of your lungs.

Tickets from $32

Gluttony

Massaoke Oz
Massaoke Oz
Massaoke Oz

Rocking The Garden Of Unearthly Delights to its core once again, Massaoke Oz brings the spandex, glitter and the best smash hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. Bring your crew and your best karaoke voices along for a fun-filled event of spectacular anthems and lyrical videos for everyone to sing along to. This is sure to be one of the biggest parties of the Fringe. 

Tickets from $28

Garden of Unearthly Delights

Adelaide Fringe 2021: Interactive

HYPNOTISED - Isaac Lomman
HYPNOTISED - Isaac Lomman
HYPNOTISED - Isaac Lomman

This jaw-dropping performance will have you equally as shocked as you are in hysterics. Delving into a powerful state of mind, Isaac Lomman takes ordinary everyday audience members on an incredible and hilarious journey, conjured up inside their very heads. Volunteer if you dare and prepare to be oinking like a pig or dancing on stage in front of the entire audience. 

Tickets from $30

Gluttony

Matt Tarrant
Matt Tarrant
Matt Tarrant: HAPPY

An Adelaide Fringe award winner 6 years in a row, Matt Tarrant is back for another year of impossible, magical fun. Experience mind-blowing mentalism and world-class magic, and, before you ask, there will be no rabbit's coming out of top hats but we guarantee you'll still be equally mesmerised. 

Tickets from $25

Gluttony

Adelaide Fringe 2021: Comedy

Yasemin Sabuncu: The illest Comedy / Cross-Artform
Yasemin Sabuncu: The illest Comedy / Cross-Artform
Yasemin Sabuncu: The Illest

This modern, tell-all, one woman comedy show explores Yasemin's battle with endometriosis and ADHD and how she learnt to thrive. Sharing the craziest stories about living your best life, near death experiences, dating, and so much more, this humorous and light hearted show will have you in stitches. 

Tickets from $22

The Howling Owl & Rhino Room

Comedy Pubcrawl
Comedy Pubcrawl
Comedy Pubcrawl
This pub crawl comes with an epic twist. As you venture around four Adelaide CBD-based bars and pubs, mystery top-class comedians will be ready to greet you at each venue with a belly full of laughs. An interactive and hilarious Fringe experience, grab your group and enjoy a fun(ny) night out.

Tickets from $45

Starting point: Belgian Beer Cafe

Adelaide Fringe 2021: Entertainment

Coma
Coma
Coma, Flight, Séance

Bought to you by the tech specialists Darkfield, these shipping container experience's certainly aren't for the fainthearted. Sit in darkness in a spine-tingling séance, or lie in an anxiety-induced Coma with 360-degree audio, or for the most daring, take part in an uneasy, multi-sensory journey on a commercial flight. Intrigued?

Tickets from $22.50

Garden of Unearthly Delights

1000 Doors
1000 Doors
1000 Doors

They say when one door closes another door opens, but what awaits on the other side of the doors are only limited by the imagination. Venture through this haunting, claustrophobic maze and be amazed as every entrance to this house begins in the same door but no two visitors will leave the same as they entered. From the masterminds behind House of Mirrors, comes a new invitation to lose yourself and find something else in the process.

Tickets from $14

Garden of Unearthly Delights

Nineteen Ten
Nineteen Ten
Fringe Late Night Takeover

With no Fringe Club going ahead this year, the Adelaide Fringe Festival are encouraging Fringe goers to support local venues that surround the Adelaide Fringe. Multiple venues around the CBD are offering late night, artist-style bar fun. Partake in nights of sultry jazz fun and electric burlesque at Nineteen Ten, or hit up Mary's Poppin, the LGBTQIA+ den, for a late night tipple. 

Tickets TBA


Gearing up for the busy season ahead and can't wait to book in your Adelaide Fringe Festival events and ready to see and do a bit more? We're sure our things to do page will keep you very busy, in the best possible way!