About the Festival : Dunedin Fringe Festival

About the Festival

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia. The Dunedin Fringe attracts artists from throughout New Zealand and overseas with a mix of established and emerging artists. 

Dunedin embraced the 2019 Dunedin Fringe Festival with over 27,000 people attending artist and festival-produced events. 

Independent artist events form the backbone of Dunedin Fringe Festival and are facilitated through an open-access registration process. This takes place August – October each year. Funding assistance is made available to NZ artists.

While the festival programme primarily features independently produced events by artists, it also promotes  a handful of high profile special events run by the festival including our popular Opening Night Showcase event on the eve of the festival. The Showcase attracts upwards of 800 people and features 5-minute previews of shows from the Fringe.

Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. 

About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. 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.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350