COVID-19 Information for Audiences : Dunedin Fringe Festival

COVID-19 Information for Audiences

Last updated 11th February 2022

By utilising the NZ Government Vaccine Pass system, Dunedin Fringe events are able to be held under Alert Level Red.

Venue capacity has been reduced as per the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Book early to avoid disapointment.

All in-person cast and crew will hold a Vaccine Pass.

Audience will be required to present a Vaccine Pass upon entry to venues. Personal ID may also be required.

In the event of a cancellation by Dunedin Fringe, or the Promoter, the ticket price (minus any reasonable transaction and administration fees) will be refunded. Ticketing Terms and Conditions.

Any amendments to scheduled events will be notified on our website. Ticket holders will also be contacted directly via the email supplied during purchase – please ensure you check this account.

We’re taking additional health precautions with our venue, The Emerson’s Festival Theatre. For all other venues, please contact the operator directly for their policies and procedures.

On the Day

Arrive 20 minutes before the start time, queues may be longer than usual to allow for vaccine checking. Please ensure you have your Vaccine Pass and ticket ready when you arrive at the venue to be scanned.

Scan the COVID-19 tracer QR code on arrival to the venue and use sanitiser. Masks are to be worn at all times except in the event of an authorised exemption. Seated patrons may remove their mask to eat or drink, subject to venue policy.

Please do not attend an event if:

  • You feel unwell with symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing, running nose, loss of smell, loss of taste)
  • You have COVID-19 or are waiting on COVID-19 test results
  • You have come into contact with any known or suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days


Please contact the Fringe Office with any additional questions: / 03 4773350 / 027 294 2672.

About Us

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.

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Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350