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Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024: 22 Things to See & Do

Whether you’re after saucy cabaret, hilarious comedy or immersive experiential, here's everything you need to know about Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024.

Adelaide Fringe Festival

The most anticipated time in the Adelaide festival calendar year is upon us. The one and only Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024 is kicking off on February 16th for a month of art, theatre, comedy, music and everything in between!

We cannot wait to fill our diaries up with some of the most exciting things to do in the city, exploring the laneways of Leigh Street, Peel Street and Gilbert Place as bars and restaurants spill out onto the streets. Soak up the buzzy atmosphere and a drink or two before heading into the stretch and epicentre of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

We’ve rounded up some of the hottest cabaret, theatre, musical and experiential shows (and more) at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024 that can’t be missed, so get booking stat!

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Music

Rachel Vidoni

Her Majesty - The Queen of Rock

In a showcase that would make Freddie Mercury proud, a collection of talented musicians and performers are set to take the Fringe stage in a tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time - Queen.

Lead by powerhouse Rachel Vidoni, dance and sing your way through this incredible show filled with bold theatrics and incredible vocals.

A show that promises to be as unique as the British band themselves - this is one not to miss at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024.

8.20pm 27th February - 3rd March 2024

The Fantail at Gluttony, Rymill Park, Adelaide

Endless Grooves

Dream Boat – Party on the Popeye

Back by popular demand, all aboard the iconic Popeye boat as Dream Boat – Party on the Popeye sets sail along the Torrens River, complete with DJs curated by local party starters Endless Grooves.

Sip on your favourite local beverages, take in the views from surrounding riverbanks and dance your heart out to some excellent tunes.

Multiple events between 16th February – 16th March, bookings essential.

The Popeye Boat, Elder Park, King William Road, Adelaide

GOSPO Collective

Whitney - The Greatest Love of All

Following a sellout stellar show in 2023, the incredibly talented GOSPO Collective are once again gracing the Fringe stage, as they pay homage to the greatest hits of pop superstar - the one and only Whitney Houston.

Performing hits from the 80's, 90's and 2000's, lead choral queen Charmaine Jones brings her signature style with an 80-piece choir and house band to give these iconic songs a new and lively spin. You won't want to miss this one, tickets will sell fast!

Various times from February 27th – March 11th

The Flamingo at Gluttony, Rymill Park, Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Cabaret

Tash York

Tash York: Love That for You

In a show that is entertaining, hilarious and full of stories, may we recommend booking a ticket to Tash York: Love That for You?

Tash York - a mid-30's Cabaret performer, drag queen and MC - is telling her life story filled with some great choices, and some rather questionable ones in a tantalising cabaret display.

With musical numbers, charming quotes, clever jokes and a few life anecdotes thrown in - this is one of our top picks for Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024.

27th February - 3rd March

The Kingfisher at Gluttony, Rymill Park, Adelaide

The Hairy Godmothers

Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

The Hairy Godmothers return to the Adelaide Fringe Festival once more to present the hilariously outrageous Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

This show isn’t for the grumpy or bashful, as it explores and laughs at modern gender roles, led by some of your favourite Disney characters with songs and stories – as you’ve never seen before. Prepare to have your favourite childhood Disney classics given a whole new meaning.

Multiple shows between 21st - 25th February

The Moa at Gluttony, Rymill Park, East Terrace, Adelaide

ViolaVerve Productions

Shake It Off - A Burlesque Tribute to Taylor

In a tribute to feminist icon Taylor Swift, Adelaide's top burlesque performers are putting on quite the show with 'Shake it Off - A Burlesque Tribute to Taylor,' to dazzle the crowd, in a creative and tantalising display to show their appreciation and support for one of the world's hottest singers.

In celebration of Swift's Era's Tour, Viola Verve and Lylah Bloom Productions have chosen music to align with their own connection to each song, to create a performance that is all about celebrating women - we love to see it!

Thursday 29th February & Sunday 3rd March

Nineteen Ten, Rooftop 143 Hindley Street, Adelaide,

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Theatre

Call Girls

Call Girls

Hello? Adelaide? The girls are calling.

A clever and witty show formed from two budding actresses who bonded over the trauma of working in call centres, Call Girls is an open hotline in Adelaide, making light of the chaotic world of call centre customer service.

Dysfunctional besties who are all about having fun during their 9-5 will answer calls and keep the audience entertained with fast-paced conversation and sassy replies to all of life's big questions.

27th February - 3rd March

The Chapel at The Courtyard of Curiosities at the Migration Museum, Adelaide

Beauty & the Bachie

Beauty & the Bachie

Is 'The Bachelor' one of your favourite reality shows to binge? Then this might be for you! Emma Knights and Samara Gill present a hilarious new parody musical, following the success of Laura Wiley's hits, Sex & The Musical and Buffy Kills Edward. Enjoy the ultimate bachelor experience at the 'Bachelor Pad' during the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Witness Bachie juggling dates with classic beauties, as one lucky lady exits after each song, bringing him closer to finding his one true love. With a fab local cast and maybe a surprise audience member, discover if Bachie snags true love... or just a bouquet of roses.

Multiple shows between February 16th – 23rd

Gluttony, Rymill Park, East Terrace, Adelaide

Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos

It's potentially one of the worst yet most memorable wedding receptions you'll attend - and everyone is invited to Confetti and Chaos! This brand new comedy is set to rock the Adelaide Fringe, with a 2-hour comedy show complete with a 3-course meal.

Not for the faint-hearted, this immersive experience will have you in stitches of laughter, as the chaos of a surprise party unfolds around you and you try to keep up with secrets and sass!

Shows between 5th – 10th March

Adelaide Room at Adelaide Royal Coach, 24 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Comedy

Joseph Green

Happiness. LOL

Book in for some belly laughs as comedian Joseph Green talks about his life experiences - including everything that's happened throughout the 18 years it's taken him to complete his law degree.

From assisting the FBI to working in cricket in India - you'll never quite know what's coming next in this hilarious trip down memory lane with Happiness. LOL.

2nd March - 10th March

The Piglet at Gluttony, Rymill Park, Adelaide

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare (Image Credit: Adelaide Fringe)

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare – Macbeth

What do you get if you take some boozed-up Brits and one of the most loved stories of all time? Sh!t-faced Shakespeare – Macbeth is the hilarious smash-hit show performed by a troop of professional actors… but one of them is drunk.

Expect the unexpected with this raucous, riotous rampage that we believe Shakespeare would approve of.

Multiple shows between 16th February – 17th March

The Roundhouse at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Terrace, Adelaide

Joel Creasey (Image Credit: Adelaide Fringe)

Joel Creasey - 'BOOM'

After a few festival-free years gracing radio listeners, Australia's 'Crown Prince of Comedy' is back where he belongs—the stage! Join Joel Creasey for a wild ride as he spills the beans on the chaos of his life.

From family to friends and fame, no one's off-limits (unless you've snagged a ticket). Joel's specialty? Talking behind backs. It's not rude; it's just way more polite…and funnier.

Don't miss out on the laughs – grab your ticket and join the hilarity!

Multiple shows between 11th – 17th March

The Roundhouse at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Circus & Magic

Circular Entertainment

Circus of Facts: After Hours

Be one of the first to catch the debut of Circus of Facts: After Hours, an adults-only cabaret circus show making its world premiere at Adelaide Fringe this March.

Produced by Kylie Simpson and her Cirqular Entertainment team, this one-hour spectacle is set to delight with 1930s-inspired characters like Frank Fancy and Fluffy the Showgirl, plus modern twists and cheeky innuendos.

Expect frivolity and fun as the story unfolds across four acts, featuring aerial acrobatics, quick-change acts, and awe-inspiring performances.

5th - 11th March

The Fault at Fool's Paradise, Victoria Square, Adelaide

Infamous Merrik Wire


Experience the ultimate circus extravaganza as Infamous makes its Adelaide Fringe debut in 2024.

Held in its custom-built Spiegel Big Top at Ellis Park, this risqué R18+ adult cirque promises to  shock and delight every night throughout the month-long festival.

Director Michelle Jarman promises a thrilling experience with over 20 cast members and jaw-dropping acts like the Wheel of Death and a flying trapeze.

From naughty comedy to original songs, Infamous brilliantly blends circus, burlesque, and cabaret for a one-of-a-kind show.

VIP tables offer drinks and snacks, while reserve seats and a licensed bar ensure a memorable night out!

Feb 16th - March 17th

Infamous Theatre, Ellis Park, Adelaide

Fool's Paradise

Crème de la Crème

It’s in the name: Crème de la Crème is a blend of the best of the best circus and cabaret from The Vault at Fool’s Paradise.

Expect world-class acrobatics, mind-bending magic, physical comedy and a hint of cheeky nudity from the performers behind other shows at Fool’s Paradise including the hilariously impressive circus and physical theatre act Love Life Laundry, the raunchy circus comedy prowess of GODZ and the magic of London Calling

Multiple shows between 16th February – 16th March 

Fool’s Paradise, Victoria Square, Adelaide

Maho Magic Bar

Maho Magic Bar

The neon-lit gem of The Garden, the Maho Magic Bar will transport you to a glittering Tokyo night as you’re wowed by Japan’s superstar sleight-of-hand specialists.

Serving up Japanese cocktails and spirits alongside some spectacular magic, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you just have to do twice!

Multiple shows between 16th February – 17th March

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Terrace, Adelaide


Rogue goes Rogue

If you’re after circus mixed with a little naughtiness, then book Fringe Festival favourite Rouge and its saucy counterpart Rouge goes Rogue. Expect a show that's raw, raucous and loose – and that’s just the audience!

The Rogue team of artists and performers get their juices flowing in this celebration of stupidity alongside some of their favourite collaborations and brand-new acts.

Multiple shows between 16th February – 16th March

The Moa at Gluttony, Rymill Park, East Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Interactive & Experience



Are you brave enough to enter one of the mysterious containers in The Garden? DARKFIELD return with its four experiences, each hosted inside a 40ft shipping container where you’re plunged into complete darkness and rely on the rich multi-sensory narrative, your imagination and senses to drive your experience.

Eulogy takes you on a surreal journey through a dreamlike, labyrinth hotel that exists in your mind, the spine-tingling Seance explores the psychology of suggestion and vulnerability, Coma is a mind-boggling moment between waking and dreaming, and Flight mixes two worlds, realities and outcomes.

Multiple shows between 16th February – 17th March

DARKFIELD at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Terrace, Adelaide



Get ready to be wowed! Fringe 2023's smash hit, Kaleidoscope, is back to dazzle Adelaide once more! This is an oversized optical wonderland where you can walk through a mesmerising illusion.

This symphony of lights and sounds unfolds in a mirror maze, challenging norms and inviting the brave to explore, dream, and contemplate in a whole new dimension.

A sensation at Melbourne’s Rising Festival & Brisbane Festival, it's a must-see experience that turns ordinary perceptions into extraordinary adventures!

Open from February 15th - March 16th

Kaleidoscope at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe Festival: Food & Drink

East End Cellars

East End Cellars: Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024

A staple in the Adelaide Fringe Festival calendar, the East End Vardon Avenue Street Party is back again this season! Throughout Fringe, pop down to East End on Friday and Saturday from 5pm, and from 1pm Sunday for live music, entertainment and pop-up bars.

But the fun doesn't stop there.

Following the second East End Cellars opening in Norwood late last year, just on the edge of the city bustle, the new location is joining the party with the perfect spot to dive into the Fringe frenzy without the hassle.

As a special Fringe offer, enjoy a Cellar Board with Minuty Rosé and Yakitori Skewers hot off the grill, or dive into the Fringe Express menu for a quick bite before your show.

With comfy seating and easy parking, East End Cellars Norwood promises a fuss-free Fringe experience.

25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

88 Magill Road, Norwood



Popping up annually in Adelaide’s east parklands, South Australian-owned and operated Fringe hub Gluttony has cultivated a reputation as a feast for the senses for lovers of the arts, food and wine.

Thousands of artists have passed under Gluttony’s Art Deco-styled façade to perform on its stages since its 2011 start-up, from local up-and-comers to national TV stars to globally renowned acts.

Expect an overall festival experience at Gluttony, with delicious food vendors and welcoming bars made to complement the show. It's also a relaxed and inclusive vibe - you can't ask for much more! Oh well actually...there's no need to raid the piggy bank either to come in; entry is free! 

Next Door at Prohibition Liquor Co.

Pour, Fizz & Sip - Get Spritzy!

Turn your Fringe weekend into a Gin-tastic affair with Prohibition Liquor Co! Join the cool kids from Next Door Cocktail Bar & Prohibition Liquor Co for a bespoke Gin Cocktail Making Class.

Learn the art of crafting two delicious Prohibition Gin Spritz cocktails – pour, fizz, and sip your way to summery bliss! And because all that mixing might work up an appetite, enjoy a delish antipasto platter while you're at it.

Saturday 2nd March & Saturday 16th March, 2.30pm

Next Door at Prohibition Liquor Co, 24 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Loving our pick of what to see at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024 and want to discover more of what South Australia has on offer? Do yourself a favour and check out our pick of the best free things in Adelaide and top date ideas to suit every couple

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