Dunedin Fringe Festival

Nau mai haere mai – welcome to the Dunedin Fringe


Take your protein pills and put your helmet on – The 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival is preparing for blast off. We’ll update the website over summer and launch the programme 8 February.



Fringe is seeking volunteers!..

16 January 2018
With over 100 events lined up Fringe has a range of thrilling volunteering opportunities that allow volunteers to get amongst
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2018 Dates Announced!..

31 May 2017
Brought to you in large part by the number 8, we are pleased to announce that Dunedin Fringe will take
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Dunedin artists dominate 2017 Fringe Festival Awards..

19 March 2017
After a non-stop eleven-day explosion of art, music and performance, Dunedin Fringe 2017 marked its final night with the Festival’s annual Fringe Awards.
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Venue Change: Anything Could Happen..

16 March 2017
We are happy to announce this show is moving to a larger venue due to overwhelming interest! Check it out
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Events Cancelled: Africa Entsha and Stimela The Gumboot..

15 March 2017
The Dunedin Fringe Festival regrets to advise that two shows have today been cancelled. All performances of the acapella vocal
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Festival event cancellation – ‘Fish Saw’..

2 March 2017
The Dunedin Fringe Festival has today confirmed the cancellation of Fish Saw.
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‘Wilderpeople’ star to co-host Opening Night Showcase..

1 March 2017
Fringe is just around the corner! There's only a week until The Polson Higgs Opening Night Showcase, where 25 acts will take to the Town Hall stage for a two-hour extravaganza of music, comedy, theatre and all-around spectacle. Beloved local entertainer Tahu Mackenzie is set to return as one of two Showcase MCs, joined this year by Oscar Kightley, star of 'Sione’s Wedding', 'bro’ Town' and 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'.
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Fringe’s first sellout and two event cancellations..

24 February 2017
Film-fans may be disappointed to learn that the mysterious film event The Odeon – Drive In Cinema has already sold out. The
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Lift off! Fringe 2017 has officially launched..

10 February 2017
Close to 100 people gathered to launch of the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2017 programme on Wednesday, when details of this year’s acts, artists and events were revealed. Tickets are now on sale for the more than 70 events on offer.
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Fringe 2017 goes live on Thursday!..

5 February 2017
  Just a few days to go till the Fringe 2017 programme is revealed and you can start to get your
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Meet your core Fringe 2017 Team..

16 January 2017
The 2017 Fringe team had our first production meeting of the year today, with everyone meeting on site at Fringe
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See you next year!..

23 December 2016
  We’ve spent the final weeks of 2016 wrapping up as much Fringe bizz as possible before heading off on some
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Artist Registrations for Fringe 2017 have closed!..

14 October 2016
  There’s been a huge response to the call for registrations for Fringe 2017. We’re amazed by all the incredible submissions
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Registrations Open for 2017..

9 August 2016
Registrations are now open for Dunedin Fringe 2017 (9-19 March). Please head over to our Artists Page  for all the
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2017 Dates Announced!..

5 July 2016
Dunedin Fringe 2017 will take place 9th - 19th March. Our famous Showcase event will again take place on the
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Festival Club Set-up..

29 February 2016
The set-up in our new Festival Club is coming up nicely. We're very excited to show you all what the
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Program Launch 2016..

3 February 2016
And there it is - our big, bold beautiful 2016 Festival Guide! With over 70 events this is shaping up to
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Office Relocation..

5 January 2016
We're back - and in new digs too! Come pop in to 26 Princes Street with any Fringe-related queries, we're
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Volunteer Registrations 2016 Open!..

23 November 2015
Here's your chance to be a part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival in 2016! There are a bunch of different volunteer
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Applications for Fringe and Venue Grant have now..

9 October 2015
A huge thank you to everyone who applied. We are now working with the Dunedin Fringe Funding Panel accessing everyone's
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Artist Registrations 2016 Open!..

1 September 2015
Yes it's true, you can now register your excellent new show (or idea!) to be part of Dunedin Fringe 2016.
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Pecha Kucha Night Dunedin Vol. 27...

27 August 2015
Pecha Kucha is a unique presentation format where 10 presenters show 20 projected images and have only 20 seconds to
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Dunedin Fringe 2016..

1 July 2015
Registration Is Coming Soon! Registration packs will be available on this website from 1st September 2015. Our second annual Fringe Hui will also
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Join the Fringe..

29 June 2015
The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is looking for an administrator to assist with the running of the Trust and its
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Participate In Our Audience Survey!..

30 March 2015
Our 2015 audience survey is now live!  We really value your feedback, and would appreciate any thoughts you have on
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Awards Night Winners Announced..

23 March 2015
The 2015 Dunedin Fringe Festival went out with a bang at the official Festival Awards event on Sunday evening. The
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Event Cancellations for Marginalia and Pick-A-Path: Dance in The City..

17 March 2015
Two Dunedin Fringe Festival events have cancelled one of their performances, due to unforseen cirumstances. Marginala: A Fringe Celebration of
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Event Postponement and Venue Change..

13 March 2015
Two Dunedin Fringe Festival performances have had to change event details. Scene 24, a collaboration between Dunedin’s The Forgotten Guests and
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Hundreds Enjoy Dunedin Fringe Launch..

12 March 2015
Last night, over 700 people attended the Polson Higgs Opening Night Showcase at the Regent Theatre. Seventeen different artists from
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Change of Venue for Aunga..

5 March 2015
The Dunedin Fringe Festival show Aunga has announced a change of venue. The show was originally to be held in the
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Frank, The Mind Reading Hot Dog Cancelled From..

27 February 2015
Comedian Frank, the Mind-Reading Hotdog has unfortunately had to cancel his show at the Dunedin Fringe Festival due to personal
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Fringe T-Shirts On Sale!..

25 February 2015
Want to remember the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2015 with some original merch?  Fringe t-shirts are now on sale at Fringe
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Dunedin Fringe Fesitval Guide 2015 Front Cover

Get Your Copy of the Programme Now!..

13 February 2015
Fringe staff, artists and supporters had a great time at the Programme Launch in the Lower Octagon tonight. The surprise
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