Opening Night Party : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Opening Night Party

Get the Fringe carnival started with cocktails, comedy, and party bands.

See tickets below

Launching out of our very own Emerson’s Festival Theatre, we’ve planned a fitting 21st celebration for Dunedin’s favourite festival.

Like any good coming-of-age party, we’ll kick off with brief formalities before handing over to an amazing line up of entertainment. Your hosts for the evening are Michele A’Court and Jeremy Elwood, two of NZ’s all-time favourite comedians, making a welcome return to a Dunedin stage after a long time between drinks. The laughs continue with internationally acclaimed Laura Davis (Australia) making her first appearance in Ōtepoti.

After that, it’s time to hit the dance floor with The Dodgy Disco Party Band fronted by the incomparable Molly Devine. Party on with The Beat Skips, a full band playing dance bangers from the 90s and naughties. Keep refreshed throughout the night with the finest ales from Emerson’s and a selection of cocktails provided by mixology specialists, The Alchemists.

Capacity is very limited so we recommend booking early to make the most of the full night of mayhem and merriment. Or pick up a door sale from the venue. Please note, a ticket guarantees entry but the venue will be a mixture of standing and seated.

The Best Dressed punter will win a $50 voucher from Nova.



$15.00 - $20.00





Emerson's Festival Theatre

26 Princes St Dunedin 9054


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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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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350