Dunedin Fringe Festival

  • Pretending Things Are A Cock

    15 Mar, 8pm - 17 Mar, 8pm

  • Macbeth Without the Shakespeare Bollocks

    15 Mar, 8pm & 16 Mar, 8pm

  • An Evening with Gary Starlight

    15 Mar, 6pm - 17 Mar, 6pm

  • Centaur: Half Horse, Half Artist.

    8 Mar, 8pm - 10 Mar 8pm; 15 Mar, 8pm - 17 Mar, 8pm

  • How to be a Stripper

    15 Mar, 8pm - 17 Mar, 8pm

  • Medea

    8 Mar, 8pm - 10 Mar 8pm

  • A 1. The Lunatic Fringe Presents No Show

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Political Art

    Unravelled from the fringes of a fringy fringed, fringeless fringe. In a category all ... More info »

  • A Quality Piece of ARS* (Annie, Reuben and Simon)

    Sun 11 Mar - Fri 16 Mar

    Comedy

    Three Dunedin comedians will, strangely enough, be doing comedy! Their sets are much m... More info »

  • Alan McElroy is Wingin' It

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    comedy storytelling Performance Art

    NZ based Irish comedian Alan McElroy brings his new show Wingin’ It to Dunedin Fringe! A... More info »

  • Alexander Sparrow is DJ Trump

    Mon 12 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Comedy

    From the Southern Hemisphere's #1 Trump impersonator - Donald Trump has had a hard life: h... More info »

  • An Evening with Gary Starlight

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Improvisation Music

    Singer/songwriter/entertainer Gary Starlight has had a tempestuous showbiz career. In hi... More info »

  • Apocalyptic Us

    Sun 11 Mar - Mon 12 Mar

    Comedy Theatre

    Sunday Morning Gothic: two sensual goths, Audrey Porne & Reuben Todd. Apocalyptic Us: a ... More info »

  • Aunty

    Thu 8 Mar - Fri 9 Mar

    Comedy Theatre

    Hello everyone its your aunty here family bbq will be at mine this year. Bring a plate but... More info »

  • Aunty

    Thu 8 Mar

    Comedy Theatre

    Hello everyone its your aunty here family bbq will be at mine this year. Bring a plate but... More info »

  • Aunty

    Fri 9 Mar - Sun 11 Mar

    Comedy Theatre

    Hello everyone its your aunty here family bbq will be at mine this year. Bring a plate but... More info »

  • Best of Scottish Comedy

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy

    Best of Scottish Comedy has become a regular feature of Dunedin Fringe. With the undoubted... More info »

  • Blood Relative

    Thu 8 Mar - Sun 11 Mar

    Theatre Storytelling Performance Art

    “Family are the ones who will always be there for you" ...unless they disapprove of you... More info »

  • Boy Braille

    Sun 11 Mar - Tue 13 Mar

    Storytelling Community Theatre

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read with your fingers? Boy Braille is ... More info »

  • Camp Binch

    Wed 14 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Comedy Theatre Storytelling

    Chris Parker’s Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and d... More info »

  • Centaur: Half Horse, Half Artist.

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Theatre Visual Art

    Does art come from our human part or our animal part? If the answer is the latter, why are... More info »

  • Charmian Hughes - Bra Trek!

    Sun 11 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling Theatre

    All the way from London, British Comedian Charmian returns to the Fortune Theatre with a b... More info »

  • Christian

    Tue 13 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Theatre

    As a young believer, Penny knows that being a Christian is complicated. Between creationis... More info »

  • Club Nights: Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra

    Fri 16 Mar

    Festival

    Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra is Dunedin's premiere Big Band led by Jazz Legend Calder Presc... More info »

  • Club Nights: Summoned//Syphoned

    Sat 10 Mar

    Festival

    Showcasing local Ōtepoti musicians, Summoned//Syphoned explores the push and pull of soun... More info »

  • Club Nights: The Beat Skips

    Fri 9 Mar

    Festival

    The Beat Skips were born to make you dance and forget your burdens. Playing live version... More info »

  • Comedy Drop Outs

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Music Dance

    Comedy Drop Outs features three of New Zealand’s most off the wall acts. Drop D is a h... More info »

  • Cowichan Performance: CANCELLED

    Thu 15 Mar

    Dance Music Performance Art

    Apologies, this event has been cancelled. A group of dancers and drummers from Cowichan... More info »

  • Dabda

    Mon 12 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Comedy Music Improvisation

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  • Dai Henwood's Rocks Or Daimonds

    Fri 9 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy

    Dai Henwood finally brings an hour of stand up to Dunedin! You’ve seen him on 7Days, Fam... More info »

  • Dance Revolution Dance

    Sun 11 Mar - Mon 12 Mar

    Dance Theatre Community

    Inspired by the musical Dance Dance Revolution, GASP! Dance Inclusive presents Dance Revol... More info »

  • Dancing Crumpled Odd Pair

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Visual Art Sound/Audio

    A photographic exhibition with a soundtrack that explores the socio-cultural implications ... More info »

  • Dark Dunedin: Heaven Looks On

    Sun 11 Mar

    Digital/Online Street/Site Specific Sound/Audio

    Prospect Park Productions NZ is proud to present Dark Dunedin: Heaven Looks On, a three-pa... More info »

  • David Correos' - The Correos Effect

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy

    2016 Billy T Award Winner, David Correos has developed an international reputation for del... More info »

  • Dead Dads Club

    Sun 11 Mar - Tue 13 Mar

    Comedy Theatre Storytelling

    Navigate the minefield of grief with award-winning comedian and long-time Dead Dads Club m... More info »

  • Dr. Marigaux's Voodoo Soul Big Band

    Fri 9 Mar - Sun 11 Mar

    music

    Dr Marigaux's Voodoo Soul Big Band is a big band like no other. Delivering high-energy sto... More info »

  • Drawn To Music

    Sun 11 Mar

    music visual art sound/audio

    Two extraordinary musicians play in an intimate gallery setting while the audience has the... More info »

  • Dunedin Gothic

    Tue 13 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Spoken Word Music Visual Art

    Dunedin often embraces the gothic with its architecture, literature, music, and more recen... More info »

  • Elemental

    Thu 15 Mar - Sun 18 Mar

    Circus Arts Dance Physical Theatre

    An aerial silks spectacular performance over, around, and in Dunedin’s St Clair Hot Salt... More info »

  • Eli Matthewson - An Inconvenient Poof

    Fri 16 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling

    It's been 10 years since Eli became Head Environment Prefect at high school, and he still ... More info »

  • Frankensplurta

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Performance Art Community Musicals

    Travel through the velvet darkness of the blackest night to the time before the Time befor... More info »

  • Fresh from the USA

    Tue 13 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling Improvisation

    I'll level with you, I've never been to America. Eye catching title though right? And I re... More info »

  • Frickin Dangerous Bro - Bringing the Heat

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Theatre Physical Theatre

    NZ’s brownest, funniest, and cockiest comedy trio are hitting Dunedin with a sketch come... More info »

  • From Pop to Jazz Standard

    Sun 11 Mar - Sun 18 Mar

    Singer-Songwriter

    Bare Essentials are a jazz, swing, rhythm and blues trio of considerable standing in the D... More info »

  • From Sex to Soccer

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Theatre Comedy Storytelling

    From Sex to Soccer - Exercise, Sport and Me and everything else in between In a c... More info »

  • Fruitcake - Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward

    Sun 11 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Comedy Spoken Word

    Comic, poet and reformed psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a user-friendly guide to losin... More info »

  • Go to Bed Jessica!

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling Cabaret

    Jessica is just femme of centre, a cabaret badass with stories as compellingly debauched a... More info »

  • Guy Williams - I Wanna Hear What I Have to Say!

    Tue 13 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Spoken Word

    In 2017 Guy released his first ever stand up special In An Election Year available now on ... More info »

  • Hands!

    Fri 9 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Theatre Comedy Music

    Hands! is a one woman, and one musician bittersweet comedy about heartbreak and loss, soak... More info »

  • Happy Hour

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling Performance Art

    The words 'happy' and 'hour' have appeared together for centuries when describing pleasant... More info »

  • Her

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Theatre Comedy Improvisation

    Delve into the depths of Bev and Bruce's Storage Royalty, a company renting out vaults tha... More info »

  • How Did I Get Here?

    Sun 11 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Visual Art

    An exhibition of original landscape, architectural, botanical, futuristic and social comme... More info »

  • How to be a Stripper

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Theatre Cabaret Comedy

    The Dunedin Fringe’s naughtiest show about a good Catholic school girl’s journey from ... More info »

  • Intergalactic Space Pirates Puppet Show by Philip Lomas

    Tue 13 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Theatre

    Local Outsider Artist Philip Lomas invites you to delve into his imagination and join us o... More info »

  • James Roque - Legal Alien

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Theatre Comedy

    In 2017, James Roque realised he'd been pronouncing his own Filipino last name wrong for t... More info »

  • Jamie Bowen It Happened Then, Now

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy

    Jamie witnessed an event. A moment in time. A child, eating a sandwich. This is an explora... More info »

  • Just Your Standard Comedy Show

    Wed 14 Mar - Fri 16 Mar

    Comedy

    Just Your Standard Comedy Show feat. Dylan Satherly, Justin Ngai, and Nathan Cross Straig... More info »

  • King Lear

    Fri 16 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Theatre Music

    A present day retelling of the tragedy of King Lear, whose descent into madness follows hi... More info »

  • Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Theatre

    From the art of passive aggressive Facebook comments to the science of making champagne wi... More info »

  • Launch of Walking to Jutland Street by Michael Steven

    Mon 12 Mar

    Literature Spoken Word

    Walking to Jutland Street is the impressive first book-length collection by up-and-coming ... More info »

  • Macbeth Without the Shakespeare Bollocks

    Thu 15 Mar - Fri 16 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling

    Bruce’s comic observations probe deep into medieval Scotland. Shakespeare shamefully mis... More info »

  • Medea

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Theatre

    One day the story will change.' - Medea. Heroine. Wife. Murderer. Mother. Enter the to... More info »

  • Memoirs of a Rascal

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    comedy storytelling

    New Zealand comedy's Scottish loveable rascal makes his solo fringe debut. These are the t... More info »

  • Mental Notes

    Fri 16 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    theatre storytelling

    Suitcase Theatre welcomes you to an exploration of mental health. The conversation around ... More info »

  • Mildly Wild

    Fri 9 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy

    Exploring the inner mind of an anxious introvert, James Mustapic (Shorty Street Scandal, R... More info »

  • My No Good Stinkin Loser Comedy Show

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    comedy Spoken Word Storytelling

    Dan Brader has been doing comedy since 2007 all over Australia and his native home of New ... More info »

  • Nasty Women*

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy

    Winner: Best Show at the 2017 GoMedia Comedy Carnival. After consistently selling out i... More info »

  • Neil Thornton: Furry Fury

    Tue 13 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    comedy storytelling

    An American bear is on the loose in New Zealand. Describing himself as "the funniest Ameri... More info »

  • No Material Allowed

    Fri 9 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Improvisation Storytelling

    An improvised stand up comedy show, where comedians bring the laughs with no prepared mate... More info »

  • Notes From My Phone - Comedy Showcase

    Thu 8 Mar

    Comedy

    Apologies, this event has been cancelled. Notes From My Phone is a stand-up comedy show... More info »

  • On the Fringes of Society

    Fri 9 Mar

    Visual Art Performance Art Street/Site Specific

    On the Fringes of Society is a Dunedin graffiti battle featuring local established graffit... More info »

  • Once Upon a Dance

    Tue 13 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Theatre Dance Physical Theatre

    In Once Upon a Dance, Jan Bolwell and Mona Williams draw on their extensive background in ... More info »

  • Paul Williams - Summertime Love

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Music Theatre

    The summer is coming. You know what that means: beaches, bathing suits and boys (or girls ... More info »

  • Pax Assadi : Brown Famous

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy

    After a sell-out season at the NZ International Comedy Festival, 7 Days regular and one-th... More info »

  • Polson Higgs Opening Night Showcase

    Wed 7 Mar

    Festival Comedy

    A highlight of the Fringe calendar, the Polson Higgs Opening Night Showcase will kick off ... More info »

  • Pretending Things Are A Cock

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling Theatre

    Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of Bennett’s three years of global wandering... More info »

  • Pretty Little Confessions

    Sun 11 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Comedy Improvisation Theatre

    Peppered Unicorn are a group of women from Christchurch. They need to confess a few things... More info »

  • Roast Battle

    Thu 15 Mar - Fri 16 Mar

    Comedy

    Roast Battle hits Dunedin for the first time ever! Eight brave stand up comics compete in ... More info »

  • Same-Same, But Different

    Tue 13 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Comedy

    Same-Same, but Different is a stand-up comedy show displaying some of Christchurch's fresh... More info »

  • Saudade

    Fri 16 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Dance Performance Art

    This piece is an exploration of themes of emptiness, absence and loneliness and its transl... More info »

  • Steve learns his ABC's

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Performance Art

    Steve is just a typical performer, apart from the fact he doesn't speak, uses props and ha... More info »

  • Strangers - By Impulse Theatre

    Sun 11 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Improvisation Theatre Comedy

    Everyone you know was once a stranger. "Strangers" explores the moment when two strange... More info »

  • Stupid B***h

    Fri 9 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Comedy Theatre

    monkeyhorse is a new performance company formed by Wellington actor, Claire Waldron, and c... More info »

  • Ten Mozart Masterpieces

    Sun 11 Mar - Sun 18 Mar

    Music Sound/Audio

    When two of N.Z.'s highly respected classical musicians, Sydney Manowitz (violinist) and D... More info »

  • The David Merritt Poetry Experience

    Sun 11 Mar

    Spoken Word Music Literature

    Dragging his renegade carcass up and down the country like a man possessed, David Merritt ... More info »

  • The FunTalker

    Thu 8 Mar - Sun 18 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling

    Ally Baharoon has been wrestling with his stutter for over 20 years. This has brought him ... More info »

  • The Girl who Climbed a Mountain and Saved the World

    Sun 11 Mar - Mon 12 Mar

    Theatre Storytelling

    A play for voices. Come and experience the joy of rhythmic and poetic storytelling. This s... More info »

  • The Greatest Magic Show (In Your Town)

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Cabaret Circus Arts Comedy

    Steve Wilbury has been entertaining audiences across Europe for the past fifteen years. N... More info »

  • The Hands That Bind Us

    Fri 9 Mar - Tue 13 Mar

    Circus Arts Dance Performance Art

    Come be wowed with street performances using Acrobatic Partner Yoga. Taking inspirat... More info »

  • The Journey: From Ayr to Here

    Sat 10 Mar

    music spoken word visual art

    Depicting the trials and tribulations that faced early Scottish migrants in the late 1800s... More info »

  • The Journey: From Ayr to Here

    Thu 15 Mar

    music spoken word visual art

    Depicting the trials and tribulations that faced early Scottish migrants in the late 1800s... More info »

  • The Motorway

    Mon 12 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Physical Theatre Storytelling Dance

    The Motorway is a 45 minutes solo performance based on the story The Southern Thruway by A... More info »

  • The Respecting Women Tour

    Fri 16 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    comedy

    Who better than a man to explain feminism? Okay, we're being sarcastic, obviously. But we ... More info »

  • The Short Black Box: Eliana Gray and Broughton

    Sat 10 Mar

    Festival

    The beginning piece to Summoned//Syphoned Club Night, curated by Radio One’s Music direc... More info »

  • The Short Black Box: The Body Political

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    Festival

    “Our personal politics are rooted in values and these values can be projected through we... More info »

  • The Short Black Box: The Orange Box

    Mon 12 Mar - Thu 15 Mar

    Festival

    Larry and his friend Nitunga find a mysterious orange box with magical and transparent sph... More info »

  • The Short Black Box: Wolfman Stuey

    Fri 16 Mar

    Festival

    Local legend Wolfman Stuey returns to the Dunedin Fringe Festival this year for a one-off ... More info »

  • The Subterraneans

    Thu 15 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Physical Theatre Storytelling Dance

    The Subterraneans is a play based on a series of short stories from the book Sub-Terra by ... More info »

  • The Thinking Person's Idiot

    Wed 14 Mar - Fri 16 Mar

    Comedy

    Rusty debuted his smash-hit show I Learnt Something Once at the 2017 Dunedin Fringe Festiv... More info »

  • Three Bears, Four Notes

    Thu 8 Mar - Sun 11 Mar

    Theatre Music Comedy

    The Little Box of Operas presents a double bill of comic musical treats. In this world pre... More info »

  • Toxic Mas

    Wed 14 Mar - Sat 17 Mar

    Storytelling Theatre Comedy

    Toxic Mas is a one-man show that talks about toxic masculinity, his father's death and the... More info »

  • Two and a Half Women

    Thu 8 Mar - Mon 12 Mar

    Comedy Storytelling Spoken Word

    Ray Shipley is a crochet enthusiast and human being who is rubbish at small talk but quite... More info »

  • Uber Funny

    Thu 8 Mar - Sat 10 Mar

    comedy storytelling Improvisation

    Award winning comedian Tarun Mohanbhai has travelled the globe performing stand up and pre... More info »

  • Uncle Funk’s Karaoke

    Fri 9 Mar - Sun 11 Mar

    Spoken Word Music

    From Edward Snowden’s Rubik’s Cube to Military Hats from Grizzly Bears, Uncle Funk lay... More info »

  • We Can Date If You Hate Umbrellas Too

    Thu 15 Mar

    Cabaret Comedy Theatre

    Feather Unsure’s Tinder bio reads, "I am a cynical, yet creative and community-minded cr... More info »

  • Wilson Dixon

    Mon 12 Mar - Wed 14 Mar

    Comedy

    Country music legend Wilson Dixon returns to Dunedin with a brand new show. Be the first p... More info »

  • Year of The Dog

    Thu 8 Mar - Sun 18 Mar

    Visual Art Community Whanau/Family

    The Otago Art Society has gone to the dogs! Our members and invited artists are proud ... More info »

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