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FRINGE World Festival 2017

FRINGE WORLD will be a summer smorgasbord of entertainment to tempt, titillate and tease Perth audiences over four jam-packed weeks from 20 January - 19 February 2017.

Perth's 2017 Fringe World Festival is bigger, brassier and bolder than ever. Fringe World is a summer smorgasbord of entertainment and the 2017 program will be packed full of new and familiar treats. Check out some highlights below or view the full program.

  • Ru (//) Cercle

    Perth | Dates: 31 Dec, 2016 – 04 Feb, 2017
    Ru is joined by singers Laura Strobech, Annika Moses and bassist Wayan Dana in the culmination of two years of songwriting to present "Rú (//) Cercle" - a unique, reflective musical experience in-the-round with the audience at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
  • Michelle Christine Stand Up Comedy @ Fringe - FREE

    Perth | Dates: 06 Jan – 19 Feb, 2017
    FREE GIG EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 7PM DURING FRINGE WORLD! Bells Functions is proud to be hosting Michelle Christine every Friday night during Fringe World as a FREE event. Bells Functions is a beautiful venue overlooking the Swan River in Elizabeth Quay, just a short stroll from Perth's CBD. Take a virtual tour of the venue -
  • La Soirée

    Perth | Dates: 13 Jan – 26 Feb, 2017
    Direct from London's West End, the award-winning smash hit from FRINGE World 2015 & 2016 is back with an extended season from 13 January - 26 February at The Edith Spiegeltent, Cathedral Square in Perth. The sensation that has left millions spellbound and in hysterics returns with a brand new show and its hottest line-up yet.
  • Freo Royale in Fremantle 2017

    Fremantle | Dates: 16 Jan – 13 Feb, 2017
    WA’s favourite seaside town will be welcoming the best of comedy, theatre, cabaret, music and art as Freo Royale brings Fringe World to Fremantle. 135 shows across iconic venues around Fremantle from 27 January thru 12 February 2017
  • By A Thread

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 Jan – 02 Feb, 2017
    A Fringe World Festival - must see... Eight circus artists and 30 metres of white rope come together in By a Thread presented by One Fell Swoop Circus, combining dynamic acrobatic skills and poignant physical theatre. No Nets. No Safety Harnesses.
  • Michael Shafar is Jewish-ish

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 – 28 Jan, 2017
    Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars presents MICHAEL SHAFAR is Jewish-ish at the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival from 20-21 and 27-28 January at Gelo at Piazza Hut Upstairs, Northbridge. As seen on SBS's RAW Comedy, the Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World Competition and WTV’s The Leak. As heard on ABC Radio, Triple R, Joy FM and SYN FM. Writer for Channel 10's The Project.
  • Onstage Dating

    Perth | Dates: 20 – 25 Jan, 2017
    Onstage Dating - an award-winning show is coming to Perth Fringe World 2017 from 20 - 25 January at The Shambles. Watch as performer Bron Batten goes on actual first dates - live onstage! Featuring a different volunteer participant each night Onstage Dating takes the fraught and intoxicating performance of modern courtship to the next level - all in front of the audience.
  • Yianni Agisilaou: The Un-Pinchable Pink Pen

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 Jan – 05 Feb, 2017
    Don't miss Yianni Agisilaou: The Un-Pinchable Pink Pen at the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival at The Hidden Bar, Northbridge from 20 - 22 January, 27 - 29 January and 2 - 5 February. Staggered after a friend told him she purposely buys pink pens as it stops men in her office stealing them, Yianni explores the preposterous rules, double-standards and expectations society lumps on us depending on which bits we're born with.
  • 3 Course Comedy

    Perth | Dates: 20 Jan – 01 Feb, 2017
    After selling out their 2016 season, 3 Course Comedy returns to FRINGE World Festival featuring a mix of the country's best new stand-up comedians at the Hellenic Club, Perth from 20 January - 1 February (excluding 23 & 24 January).
  • Lawrence Mooney… Like Literally

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 Jan – 05 Feb, 2017
    Following a sell-out tour of the critically acclaimed Moonman, Lawrence Mooney is coming to the 2017 FRINGE World Festival from 20 - 22 January and 30 January - 5 February. Lawrence Mooney has become synonymous with sharing his titled view of the world with his audience, that combined with an innate ability to carefully craft a story allows him to take his audience on a journey.
  • Comedians Against Humanity hosted by Yianni Agisilaou

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 Jan – 05 Feb, 2017
    After a sell out season at 2016 FringeWorld Comedians Against Humanity is back and better than ever at the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival from 20 January - 5 February (not Mondays or Australia Day) at The Skye Bar, Northbridge. Comedians Against Humanity is an exciting concept in interactive, improvised, satirical stand up, created hosted by FringeWorld-nominated comedian, Yianni Agisilaou.
  • Alcohol Is Good For You

    Dates: 20 Jan – 19 Feb, 2017
    Come join Sam for a drink and an hour of non-stop inebriated laughter at the 2017 FRINGE World Festival in Perth on 20 - 22 January, 27 - 29 January and 16 - 19 February at FREO Royale in Fremantle on 9 - 12 February.
  • Simon Taylor: Spectacular-ish!

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 – 28 Jan, 2017
    Coming off the back of his ABC stand-up comedy special, Simon Taylor has a fresh new show that will knock your socks slightly closer to being off at the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival. You'll be on the middle of your seat as he shows you something you've ever seen before.
  • Temuan [the meeting] by Pink Gajah Theatre

    Northbridge | Dates: 20 – 28 Jan, 2017
    Acclaimed South-East Asian physical theatre exploring man's relationship with animals at the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival on 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 & 28 January, 9.15pm at The Flaming Locomotive, State Theatre Centre of WA.
  • Salty

    Perth | Dates: 20 – 25 Jan, 2017
    Salty presents contemporary slants on the lurid demons of Singaporean-Malay mythology in the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, as part of Summer Nights, the curated theatre program of FRINGE World Festival on 20, 21, 24 & 25 January.
  • Lady Velvet Cabaret presents Symphonies of Sensuality

    Perth & Fremantle | Dates: 20 Jan – 03 Feb, 2017
    Lady Velvet Cabaret presents Symphonies of Sensuality! at FRINGE World Festival Perth on 20 & 27 January and Freo Royale at Fremantle Town Hall on 3 February. Symphonies of Sensuality sees Perth's Lady Velvet Cabaret pay homage to the greatest composers of all time: Tchaikovs-tease, Rimsky-Corsetoff, Babehoven and more.
  • ACTIVATE! A High-Energy Variety Show for Kids

    Scarborough | Dates: 23 – 27 Jan, 2017
    ACTIVATE your FRINGE World experience with a new, exciting and family-friendly variety show just for families. Presented by The WA Performance School (WAPS), one of Perth's top performing arts academies for kids, teens and adults, ACTIVATE! promises to be an extravaganza of dance, drama and music.
  • The Dream Girls - The Sensational 60s

    Perth | Dates: 24 – 28 Jan, 2017
    Join The Dream Girls and their six piece band during the 2017 FRINGE World Festival with a tribute to the golden era of music, performing songs from female artists of the 1960s on 24, 25, 27 & 28 January at ACE'S Cabaret at Downstairs at The Maj.
  • Akmal: Trial & Error

    Northbridge | Dates: 24 Jan – 05 Feb, 2017
    Come and see Akmal as he tries out new material for his forthcoming new show at the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Festival from 24 January - 5 February (excludes Mondays and Australia Day) at Rosie O'Grady's - Cabaret Bar in Northbridge. Experience the workings of one of Australia's best comedy minds in a one-off and highly unique night out.
  • Tahir & Rob: The HABIBIS are HERE

    Northbridge | Dates: 24 – 29 Jan, 2017
    The co-creators of HERE COME THE HABIBS bring their unique brand of comedy to the 2017 FRINGE World Festival for a strictly limited season of only 5 Fully Sick super charged shows at Rosie O'Grady's in Northbridge.


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