The Dunedin Fringe Festival is back 16-26 March 2023
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Opening Night Party
Let's kick this festival off with a bang!
愛，媽媽 (Love, Mum)
愛，媽媽 (Love, Mum) is Cynthia Hiu Ying Lam’s autobiographical one-woman show exploring the lives and relationships between herself, her mother and two grandmothers
愛，媽媽 (Love, Mum) memoir writing workshop
A free memoir writing workshop as a complement to the one-woman show: 愛，媽媽 (Love, Mum).
A Forum Theatre production by Happy You...!! Theatre Company. Can Ty deliver? You decide ...
Award-winning performance takes audiences outside of their emotional comfort zones.
Access: Happiness - The Workshop
An interactive workshop exploring the innovative emotional access techniques behind the show 'Access'. Discover direct, physical access to happiness.
An Hour of Jokes with Snap
Ōtautahi's most prolific comedian returns to Dunedin Fringe with a fresh hour of laughs
An Incomplete Education (Une Éducation Manquée)
A man. A woman. A honeymoon. A sexual education that they'll never forget.
A delightful hour of stand-up from Melissa Katherine about not always having the right words
Marionettes in an attic come to life and morph into their characters to perform 'The Bear' by Anton Chekhov
Brendon Green: I’m Happy You’re Here
Want thoughtfulness to go with your laughter? Here's a stand-up show where the giggles go deep.
Cartographies of a Future
A collection of installation works about climate grief collated by the University of Otago's Performance of the Real Research Theme
Charmian Hughes: She!
"Joyfully silly, solidly fantastic stand-up" about First Love, Squabbling Sisters and The Colossal Squid!
City Planners 2023
A city rebuild in clay. Public input requested, not necessarily adhered to.
Artsenta presents a fantastical feast, food for thought and a road map to increased food security!
Crowdfunding with Boosted
Join Boosted in Ōtepoti to learn how crowdfunding can help you foster relationships with
your crowd while making arts funding accessible.
Award-winning afterburner present a homage to the Cold War, when spies and nuclear annihilation were stopped by endless sounds from mysterious number stations
David Correos's Head Empty (new jokes)
Sublime comedy from your absolute favourite
Death Metal Boomer
Cult comic Dan Brader's new show is a darkly comedic storytelling show about his difficult relationship with his misanthropic and acid-tongued right-wing Father
Dope As Hour with Daniel & Anya
Come for the jokes, stay for the life changing advice and additional jokes
Dunedin Pride Art Day
The Dunedin Pride x Fringe Hub is hosting a huge celebration of art created by our local takatāpui and rainbow community
Eli Matthewson: Gutterball
Winner of the 2021 Fred Award
Emerson's Late Night Line Up
Featuring top comedy acts from across the Fringe and live music till the small hours, Emerson's Late Night Line Up is the ultimate Fringe night out!
Slightly absurd musings on life, death and grief, from a bath
The Flying Femmes
The Flying Femmes will transport you into the world of the 1900s to experience the wonder of traditional circus
Award-winning stand-up comedian Tama Alexander shares his wild and wacky experiences as a first year at the University of Otago
Guy Williams: Comedy Plus Time Equals Tragedy
Watch Guy attempt to perform comedy!
An experimental group tests the limits of what improvised theatre can be. Can they find ... Improtopia?
Is This OK?
Does sacred have room for fun?
Jack Ansett: Are You Taking The Piss?
Jack Ansett is trying new jokes in Dunedin for one night only, as he gears up to compete for the 2023 Billy T Award!
James Mustapic: Into the Multi-Media-Verse
James opens the multi-media-verse and travels to new dimensions to meet different versions of himself, including Straight James, Psychic James and more
The John Show
“A triumphant showcase of the human spirit against adversity. Funny, brave, and raw.”
Justine Smith & Donna Brookbanks
A brilliant hour of comedy from two of New Zealand's best
Kai Maps: Studio2 Artists' Exhibition
Bringing you a visual feast and food for thought
Lamb to the Slaughter
A local adaptation of Roald Dahl's masterful and twisted short story, on a NZ community stage for the first time!
The Late Nite PowerPoint Comedy Showcase
With 6 comedians performing 6 different presentations, 'The Late Nite PowerPoint Comedy Showcase' is a line-up show like no other
A hilarious autobiography of some gay girl from Canada
Lessons Learned from Hannibal Lecter
A comedy on disability, love and friendship
Lines of Flight film screening
A documentary of the 2011 Lines of Flight music festival, plus more!
Beat your mug and play with slap at Dunedin Pride Makeup Club. A fun and inclusive group for people of all ages and genders.
New York comedian Tristan Miller shares their experience with Bipolar Disorder
The Many Deaths of Jeff Goldblum
Life finds a way ...
Ma’taria Pekepo: Toku Inangaro i taku Peu Maori
My love for my culture. My Pride. My Past, My Present, and My Future.
Mike & Sri: Kiwi Hot
“Best brown and white combo since Meghan and Harry ... so pretty average ... and annoying” - The Herald
Irish comedian Alan McElroy has been a victim of mistaken identity loads of times! Let's see how far he pushed it.
Much Ado About Nothing
A raucous 'rockabilly retelling' of Shakespeare's tale of love, mischief and mistaken identity by New Zealand's infamous and award-winning garden bards!
Out at Sea
"When it is a matter of the public good, sentiment is out of the question."
Padma Naidu: Wandering Wonders Incensed
A meditative piece with repeated imagery inviting the viewer to be still and reflect or respond with their own art form
A video installation about the way the Coronavirus Pandemic has changed our vernacular forever
Presentation is Everything
The antidote to every bland lecture, dull pitch and boring work presentation you’ve ever had to endure
Queer Poetry Night
Join us for an intimate evening of queer poetry, hosted by Dunedin Pride
An exhibition awash in rainbow colours. Come and see how artists respond to rainbow visions of connection, sharing personal experience and imagination.
“Courageous, raw, profound, heartbreaking, funny and astounding ... a play that prompts self-enquiry” - Tauri Tauri
Reiss Kershi: So You Wanna Be in the Movies Huh? (UK)
Professional Brit-Asian film actor-producer Reiss Kershi wants to help you get into the industry over lunch!
Rosie Roaché: Flâneur
Someone who gets to know the city by wandering its streets
Sajeela Kershi: Free Speech & Rah-Rah Skirts! (UK)
Hip hip hooray! Brit Asian comedian returns just for you Dunedin! Jokes, stories, free speech for the price of a ticket! Get in friends!
Salon All Sum
A synaesthetic collaboration between visual artist Sam Caldwell (ArtDesignFilm) and musicians/sound artists Motoko Kikkawa, black/black/blue (Tony Miles) and Kāhu (Tristan Dingemans)
Create and explore a miniature world that changes with the season
With its razor-sharp sense of humour and its unclassifiable genre, multi-award winning ‘The Sensemaker’ features a dystopian battle between a woman and an answering machine
It's not stand-up comedy, it's a stand off comedy
Spectacle Presents: PLAY
Six core artists exploring one theme through multiple mediums. A sensory feast.
Stories of Scotland
Whether you've seen Bruce on his YouTube channel, or at a previous Dunedin Fringe, he's back with more stories and jokes from Scotland's history
Strork & Dance
The Birth of Ork
Take me with you
Exploring the little decisions of everyday life
Tall Tales & Murky Waters
A musical voyage inside the belly of the beast as we search for land
Tess Wing: Hive Mind
Desirable objects with a dash of horror
Title and Deed
Life is essentially a parade and it will only stop to let the ambulance through. It’s exciting, isn’t it?
New music for old wounds
Woof! & Dunedin Pride’s first-ever club night collab.
Modern but timeless
A Perfect Day
Citadel + Compagnie with C ARTS
Kelsey Siepser with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
Frank Moran with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
Bogumer (or Children of Lunacharski)
Cía Vero Cendoya with C ARTS
Boy Crazy Psycho Slut
Jo Dellapina with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
Dear Donald / Dear Hillary (Their Secret Correspondence)
Intrepid Artists Productions with C ARTS
Michael Lyons with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
Hot Dog Play
Ann Loud with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
I/O (volume 4)
I/O Multimedia Performance Company (Chiharu Kuronuma and Teruki Okamoto) with C ARTS
Elise Robertson with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
I’m Just Saying
Cecelia Settem with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
Just An Ordinary Lawyer
Tayo Aluko and friends with C ARTS
Little Parts Hunts a Baby-Daddy
Ann Noble with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
Seyyar Company with C ARTS
Risas de Papel
Circociente with C ARTS
Cho In Theatre Company with C ARTS
Claude Breton-Potvin and Chantal Dupuis with C ARTS
The Late Harness Rebellion
Tamás Milhofer with Unmuted Participants and C ARTS
The Queen, Shakespeare and Me
What did the Queen get up to in her private life, and where does Shakespeare and moral philosophy fit in?
The Story of the Tower
Hirai-Kikaku and Media Kobo with C ARTS
tarinainanika with C ARTS
Why, Gahd, WHY?!
House of Gahd with C ARTS
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.
Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
03 477 3350